mutual aid & solidarity


There are two crowdfunds which are open. These are: 1) Black Trowel Collective and 2) a Syrian family who are facing homelessness in Athens.

Black Trowel Collective

The Black Trowel Collective provides microgrants from $5 to $300 (or £ or €) to archaeology graduate and undergraduate students who need it. Due to the horrifying pandemic conditions in India, Brazil, and Turkey, we are currently prioritising students from these places. If you or someone you know needs some additional assistance to help with COVID relief, please reach out at


Syrian family facing homelessness in Athens

Please click here for more information and to donate.


Solidarity & Mutual Aid

Rachael is keen to offer support to First-Generation/indigenous/Global South applicants hoping to study archaeology or cultural heritage related courses at any university. She is happy to provide free advice and tutoring in how to prepare applications for grants or funded university places. Please get in touch by email rachael.kiddey [@] to start a conversation.

Latest Articles

by Rachael Kiddey

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...