From tourism to trading to tap dancing: Interview with Nancy Highcock

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Cambridge and why? Collaboration. The last year or so of my PhD was so lonely! At Cambridge there are lots of opportunities to work with people with different research interests whether that is through research projects, reading groups, organising workshops, or…

Metallurgy and Multidisciplinarity: Interview with Marc Gener Moret

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Cambridge and why? “Opportunity”, probably. Everything seems to be possible, here, if you are up to the challenge. You find yourself submerged in an ecosystem composed of talented, committed and enthusiastic individuals, interacting in a most constructive fashion and supported by…

Interview with Adam Green: Conferences, complexity, and climate change

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Cambridge and why? The first word I think of is ‘dialogue.’ Cambridge is a waypoint for scholars from all over the world, attracting a great number of highly talented individuals. This is especially the case in archaeology, where a massive post-doctoral…

Bookish Archaeologists’ Christmas gift Guide

Famous archaeologist Sir Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler is credited to have once said that: ‘archaeology is a science that must be lived, must be “seasoned with humanity“‘. In order to fully embrace this motto, we have asked fellow postdocs around the Institute to make suggestions for a Bookish Christmas gift guide. From thrilling fictional stories,…