hybrid Humanities – Ben Cullen

On the anniversary of the untimely and sudden death of Ben Cullen in 1995. [Link] [Link] [Link] Ben Cullen thought beyond conventional distinctions under a fresh evolutionary notion of humanity as deeply hybrid – material and immaterial, personhood and artifact, species and thing. Humanity: an undecidable, in Derrida’s sense. The lens through which he approached…

Research creation

Research-creation and scholartistry: a manifesto for research and learning From Michael Shanks Addressing the question “what does a researcher do?” and “what should researchers be doing?” Personal standpoint I am an archaeologist in a university, an academic researcher and scholar.  It is typically held that archaeology researches the past by digging up sites and working…

Key findings – research and learning

Studio Michael Shanks It is May 2020 as I write this. I finished my first research paper in 1980. Chris Tilley and I ran some heavy duty statistical tests on human remains from megalithic tombs in Sweden and England and established that these weren’t regular burials. Body parts were missing. There was a preference for…