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Lucy Shipley
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Moving On
I started this blog in 2012, just after I left the comforting embrace of a postgraduate study room and disappeared to Devon to write up my thesis. It has seen me through my first job, my first publications, my first child, and a whole load of other valuable...

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A Safe Space
It's been an emotional evening. It's the eve of the EU Referendum, which has unleashed forces of misogyny and xenophobia that have ended in murder. I fully support giving the people the right to decide, but turning over this particular stone has had consequ...

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Teaching Trigger Warnings
Image: wikimedia commons Trigger warning: this post will contain some upsetting descriptions of other people's life experiences. That's one sentence- are you going to stop reading? There's been a bit of scrapping on Twitter and elsewhere recently about usin...

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#MisCourage and telling the whole truth
It's all gone a bit quiet from me recently- not been on Twitter much, been rubbish at replying to emails, not been banging on about archaeology online, not done much writing since coming back from Ireland. This could just be a natural reaction to the intens...

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Saying stupid stuff on the Internet
Recently I've had a couple of Twitter booboos. The first one was not too bad, I thought someone was critiqueing someone else in a sarcastic way and tried to join is as I like this person and respect their work. They were being serious. I felt like an utter ...

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The researcher wants a wife...
The researcher wants a wife, the researcher wants a wife, ee ii the adio the researcher wants a wife. Wife wanted. 1950s style preferred. Satisfaction its own reward, no stipend. You will need to take care of my child full time while I work, be prepared to ...

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I said it, and I meant it
So I deleted my academia.edu account. I've been perturbed by academia.edu for some time now. I couldn't quite put my finger on what I disliked about the site- but I think it was probably a nagging question of why embrace a series of unforced performance met...

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Grand Challenges Part II: News
Yes, I'll be back, Clonmacnoise.   So, as promised, here is the second half of my little chunk of the wonderful Doug's Archaeology 2016. First, some news: I have resigned from my job at Andante Travels- yes, the dream job designing wonderful archaeological ...

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Blogging Carnival : Grand Challenges
Ominously, this appears when you google image search Etruscan challenge. Ouch. It's Charun, Etruscan death demon, supervising the death of a bound captive. Cheerful stuff. So, in the past I've taken part in the fab Doug Rocks-Macqueen's Archaeology Blogging...

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Back and bad... and bibliographies
Well, that was a nice break. Christmas with a small child suddenly has purpose again. Magic, and a little smile on a little face, and trying not to let her pull the Christmas tree over. Watching her scoff down Turkey and her eyes light up at the first taste...
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