As a historical archaeologist in the broadest sense, I will be posting mostly about colonialism and frontiers, but also interviews of inspiring scholars and practitioners as well as digging and teaching experiences.
I do hope you will join me!
Gloves and, particularly, face masks are the discarded material culture of the current pandemic. What can we learn from an archaeological perspective?
I have gathered several online lessons, games and ideas to teach schoolers archaeology and have so much fun with them. Especially now, for all of you who need to teach online or for parents who are home-schooling. There is something for everyone!
It is common among politicians these days to repeat many times that ‘nobody expected something like this to happen’. However, this is completely untrue.
It is more common to hear about the expansion of empires than about their defeats. The colonial discourse works that way, trying to erase resistance and emphasising triumph.
Wandering around Cairo’s European quartier and visiting the city of Ṣūr (Tyre) in Lebanon, I realised how much our history and daily experience is shaped by colonialism.