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by Rachael Kiddey

What is Contemporary Archaeology?

Rachael Kiddey
July 15, 2015
“Contemporary Archaeology! Isn’t that an oxymoron?” This is the most familiar response when I tell people that I am an...

Like a Rolling Stone

Rachael Kiddey
September 24, 2015
It is August and we are in Torquay, Devon. We are on a family outing and it’s pouring with rain...

Anxieties of a Post-PhD

Rachael Kiddey
November 26, 2015
I count myself among a social group that is rapidly rising across the world. We are a nervous bunch who...

Cartoon in Journal of Contemporary Archaeology (vol 2.2)

Rachael Kiddey
January 14, 2016
Journeys in the City: homeless archaeologists or archaeologies of homelessness – open access PDF  

ACHS, Montreal 2016

Rachael Kiddey
July 6, 2016
I am really sorry not to be at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies third annual conference which is taking...

SHA Washington, 6-9th January 2016

Rachael Kiddey
October 1, 2016
This year I was happy to attend the Society for Historical Archaeology’s annual conference in Washington D.C., having been invited...

Archaeology, the public and the recent past

Rachael Kiddey
October 11, 2016
Click the link below to access a free to download PDF archaeology-the-public-and-the-recent-past_kiddey

Awarded British Academy postdoctoral fellowship, ‘Migrant Materialities’

Rachael Kiddey
November 30, 2016
I was both delighted and astonished to be awarded a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship. My project is called ‘Migrant Materialities’. The...

Winner of the Society of Historical Archaeology's 2019 James Deetz Book Award

Rachael Kiddey
November 30, 2018
On the first day of my MA Historical Archaeology (University of Bristol, 2003/4), I started reading a gem of a book called 'In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life', by James Deetz (1930-2000).

Studying Human Migration in Long-Term Perspective (CfAS workshop), Arizona, 2019

Rachael Kiddey
June 10, 2019
Sometimes, I find myself in situations and wonder how on Earth I got there. This was the case recently as...

Knowledge Exchange Fellowship enables co-designed project with Plymouth (U.K.) based refugees

Rachael Kiddey
November 28, 2019
According to the most recent UNHCR statistics, there are currently a record 70.8 million people living in situations of forced...

In the Kitchen at Parties…with Carolyn Cross on Edge Radio

Rachael Kiddey
November 6, 2020
When I asked these insecurely housed kids, ‘Where is home?’ They drew pictures of flags and boats and specific people...