This week we are joined by Kristina Douglass, Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Processor in the Rock Ethics Institute and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Penn State Collage. Kristina brings her fascinating prospective to how she became the leading professional that she is today, as well as discussion around the positive outcomes from Covid and research, multiculturalism, and the role of archaeology in re-evaluating historic racial narratives. Derek, Lawrence and Kristina also discuss her work in Madagascar, extinct flora and fauna and the pit falls of archaeological interpretation when looking at the computer game Fall Guys.

 

Hosted by Lawrence Shaw and Derek Pitman

Artwork by Ed Hudspeth

Sound production and theme tune by Guy Dowsett (Bucketofsound.com)

 
 

In this extended special, Career In Ruins forms an alliance with ArchaeoDuck to delve into the use of archaeology and anthropology in the Star Trek franchise. The podcast is an extended version of “Star Trek Archaeology, which can be found at the link below.

Who are the best and worst archaeologists in the various series? What do Star Trek and archaeology have to do with colonialism? Will Professor Galen ever remember to wear gloves when handling ancient objects? And why do we all have such a crush on Benjamin Sisko? We tackle these questions and more, with plenty of juicy clips and a few unintentional quips. Sit back (preferably with a cup of Earl Grey tea, hot), and enjoy. Did you enjoy hearing from Archaeoduck? You can hear much more from her incredible YouTube channel.

Archaeoduck YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/archaeoduck

Archaeology and Star Trek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKpqJvwwwMw&t=781s 

 

Hosted by Lawrence Shaw, Derek Pitman and Chloë Duckworth 

Artwork by Ed Hudspeth

Sound production and theme tune by Guy Dowsett (Bucketofsound.com)

This week the team are joined by a fantastic panel to discuss climate change and the historic environment. This special episode, produced on behalf of CITiZAN (Coastal Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), has been made specifically for the Council for British Archaeology’s, Festival of Archaeology Digital Week. Derek and Lawrence are joined by CITiZAN Project Manager, Caroline​ Barrie‑Smith, Director of the Council for British Archaeology, Neil Redfern, Head of Environmental Strategy at Historic England, Dr Hannah Fluck and specialist in Pleistocene landscapes at the University of Southampton, Dr Rachel Bynoe.

 

The panel reflect on how climate change is affecting archaeology and the historic environment both in a positive and negative way and assess where the profession stands in the climate change crisis debate. The team finish off with a quick trip in the time machine which throws up some interesting questions.

This week’s pod sees a three-way conversation between presenters Derek Pitman, Lawrence Shaw and their guest Stu Eve. The three of them reflect on aspects of the news that week, space travel and archaeology and have a game of DomuTrumps (not a typo). We also get great insight into Stu’s career which ranges from setting up a commercial archaeology consultancy with his business partner to developing research around virtual reality and phenomenology.

This week’s pod sees us returning to our traditional format. We have our first lockdown interview with Caroline Barrie-Smith, Project Manager of the brilliant CITiZAN project. We gain insight into her different career trajectory and reflect on the role distance learning can play in a career change and helping people to land fantastic jobs in the future, post C19.

Hosted by Lawrence Shaw and Derek Pitman

Artwork by Ed Hudspeth

Sound production and theme tune by Guy Dowsett (www.bucketofsound.com)

It’s the big Career in Ruins birthday bonanza! Continuing in lock-down, this week’s episode features a host of special guests including sometimes co-host Harry Manley, star of Channel 4’s Great British Dig and ArchaeoDuck, Dr Chloë Duckworth, Chris Jones, Historic Environment Officer for Northumberland National Park, Time Team’s Professor Carenza Lewis and Bournemouth University’s Miles Russell and Professor Mark Gillings.

Hosted by Lawrence Shaw and Derek Pitman

Artwork by Ed Hudspeth

Sound production and theme tune by Guy Dowsett (Bucketofsound.com

In this weeks episode Lawrence and Derek are joined in virtual space by Dr Anna Rohnbogner​. The team discuss their careers under lock-down, pandemics and celebrity chefs. The episode also features a disease themed Monutrumps and some recommendations for heritage themed virtual resources.

This week’s episode is a throwback to when Derek and Lawrence were invited to attend the Short Sounds Film Festival. The trip puts them in a reflective mood as to the role of sound in Archaeology, perhaps an overlooked sense in what is very much a vision led profession. We hope you enjoy this short episode and spoiler alert, we have another new game jingle!

 

This podcast was recorded out and about in cafes and reception areas. Therefore, any music heard in the background is there through accidental inclusion.

This week, Lawrence is joined by Dr Anna Rohnbogner as they discuss new archaeology TV shows, holidays, #Archaeology31, and more. Anna brings her A game for MonuTrumps, including secret pet cemeteries and Roman temples hidden in industrial estates. In addition to this, they reflect on a fascinating interview with Mark Bowden, Senior Investigator managing the Assessment Team West and South for Historic England. Find out how Mark progressed through his Career in Ruins and how his research is linked to King Arthur!

This week Derek and Lawrence chat to Adam Stanford, the mastermind behind Aerial Cam who is responsible for some of the most spectacular aerial and terrestrial archaeological imagery of the last decade. They also reflect on the future of archaeology over the term of the next parliament and discuss some positive action we can all take to help protect and promote heritage. The episode also features the triumphant return of “Monutrupms” and a special Christmas message from the team behind the C-word podcast

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