This is an audio-recording and recorded powerpoint of “Snapshots of the Repeating Island”, a paper presented at Stanford’s Archaeology Center Workshop Series in February 2016. In it I discuss both pre-colonial and early colonial soci0-material network case-study “snapshots” of the culturally diverse yet at the same time interconnected Caribbean region and its history. If you […]
Alice Samson (University of Leicester) and Angus Mol (Stanford University) are issuing a call to all who wish to talk at the next meeting for the Society of American Archaeology in Vancouver (March 29-April 2, 2017) about an object from the Caribbean islands which crosses past and present. Papers will be presented at a special forum that will be recorded and published as a series of episodes in the A History of the Caribbean in 100 Objects podcast.
No good, current map of the Valley exists. It is not that one cannot find a map giving you the location of Silicon Valley, but such a map is based on a too bounded and thereby imperfect geographic, social and cultural definition of what and where it is. So, if it cannot be found on a map… Where in the world am I?
A little over a week ago, I received what is and quite possibly will remain the best review of my life. In this essay I explain why I love this review and thank its author for having the courage to write about feelings in academia and why it is necessary to do more of this.
As I write this, I have been in foreign territory for a little over a month now. Everything in this place, known to outsiders as Silicon Valley, is still very strange to me. Yet I can’t help but feel that what is taking place here is history in the making.
“How-to” to create and visually explore your first archaeological networks? This very basic introduction to archaeological network creation will be predicated on the simple question “does entity A depend on entity B?” combined with the slightly more involved question of “how does entity A depend on entity B?”. Proving that things are absolutely and directly connected in […]
Angus is currently in the process of migrating over his old NEXUS1492 Hot Topics and Angus’s artefacts blogs over to the Shores of Time. Please check back in a few weeks to read these and more. In the meantime, you can check out my academia.edu or “A History of the Caribbean in 100 Objects” podcast.