Books and articles

Author Rachael Kiddey of book title Homeless Heritage


Kiddey, R. (2017) Homeless Heritage: collaborative social archaeology as therapeutic practice, Oxford University Press

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Kiddey, Rachael & Caraher, William (eds), (2023). Archaeology as Festival: virtual wanderings through festivalCHAT during Covid-19, edited volume for the Contemporary and Historical Archaeological Theory (CHAT) book series, Oxford, BAR Publishing. Available here


Jeffrey H. Altschul, Keith W. Kintigh Mark Aldenderfer, Elise Alonzie, Ian Armit Juan Antonio Barcelo, Christopher S. Beekman, Penny Bickle, Douglas W. Bird, Scott E. Ingram, Elena Isayev, Andrew W. Kandell, Rachael Kiddey, Helène Timpoko Kienon-Kabore, Franco Niccoluccio, Corey S. Ragsdale, Beth K. Scaffidi, and Scott G. Ortman, (2020) ‘To understand how migrations affect human securities, look to the past’,

Kiddey, Rachael, “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really want!” Open Archaeology that is Collaborative, Participatory, Public, and Feminist. Norwegian Archaeological Review DOI: 10.1080/00293652.2020.1749877


Kiddey, R. Reluctant Refuge: An Activist Archaeological Approach to Alternative Refugee Shelter in Athens (Greece). Journal of Refugee Studies.


Kiddey, R. ‘Homeless habitus: an archaeology of homeless places’. In ‘InHabit: the experience and materiality of domestic life’, Buxton, A. (ed) Oxford University Press

Kiddey, Rachael. From the ground up: cultural heritage practices as
tools for empowerment in the Homeless Heritage project, International Journal of Heritage Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2016.1274669

Kiddey, R. ‘Hand in Hand: homelessness, heritage and collaborative approaches to the material past’. In The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology, edited by Simon Coleman, Susan B. Hyatt and Ann Kingsolver, Routledge, pp. 107-24


Brate, M. & Kiddey, R. ‘Journeys in the City: Homeless Archaeologists or archaeologies of homelessness’. In ‘Are we all archaeologists now?’ Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, vol 2:2. pp. 235-245.

Graves-Brown, P. & Kiddey, R. Reclaiming the Streets. The Role of Archaeology in Deconstructing the Myths of Contemporary Society. In ‘Archaeology: myths within and without’, Archaeological Review from Cambridge, pp. 135-147

Kiddey, R. & Schofield, J. “Keeping it real”: Social Sustainability in the Homeless Heritage Project in Bristol and York (UK) in Theory and Practice in Heritage and Sustainability: Between Past and Future, Auclair, E. & Fairclough, G. (eds). Routledge, pp. 40-53


Crea, G., Dafnis, A., Hallam, J., Kiddey, R. & Schofield, J. (2014), ‘Turbo Island, Bristol: excavating a contemporary homeless place’, Post-medieval Archaeology, 48/1, pp.133-150

Kiddey, R. 2014, ‘Punks & drunks: counter mapping homeless heritage’ in ‘Who needs experts? Counter-mapping cultural heritage’ (ed) Schofield, J. Ashgate, pp. 165-181


Kiddey, Lashua & Schofield, 2012, ‘People and Landscape’ in (ed) Skeates, McDavid & Carman (2012), The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology, Oxford University Press, pp. 296-318


Kiddey, R. & Schofield, J. 2011, ‘Embrace the Margins: adventures in archaeology and homelessness’, Public Archaeology, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp.4–22


Kiddey, R. & Schofield, J. 2010. ‘Digging for (Invisible) People’ British Archaeology, 113 (July/August): pp.18–23


Kiddey, R. & Schofield, J., ‘Homeless Archaeology’ in The Big Issue 874: pp.14-15

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