PhD Research Diary


My third draft PhD Proposal


Posted By on Jan 5, 2016

**Update this is the approved version!** Happy New Year everyone!  After reading a tonne over the holidays and in the hopes that I’m “third time lucky” here is my third draft of my PhD research proposal.  In comparison, my first draft can be viewed here and my second draft here. It’s my additional hope that for future graduate students, some measure of writing progression can be demonstrated by comparing all...

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This post is a reprint of a 2011 Theoretical Archaeology paper I wrote in my first year of PhD studies.  Recently I was challenged by my supervisory committee to point to a theoretical framework that I would use for my PhD research and in those notes was a comment about Tim Ingold’s book Being Alive which we read extensively. In the four years since that course, I had completely forgotten about Ingold, although his books always...

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My second draft PhD Proposal


Posted By on Nov 16, 2015

**Update the final approved PhD Proposal can be viewed here** This is my second draft of my PhD Proposal.  My first is located here to compare.  In this round, I tried to better describe the actual research and how it might impact archaeological study.  I would really appreciate any thoughts or comments, negative or positive so I am able to better improve on this proposal. Cheers, Michael...

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This is a true story.  About 24 years ago I was a fresh faced and rather wayward youth trying to figure out how to survive in University.  I had been attending UWO for a combined Honours in Anthropology and Visual Arts with a specialization in Archaeology.  One of my classes was with the extremely popular Dr. Michael Spence, who I credit today along with Dr. Corrine Mandel (Renaissance Art History) for kicking my ass into high gear....

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My first draft PhD Proposal


Posted By on Sep 8, 2015

**Update the final approved PhD Proposal can be viewed here**   First Draft: VIRTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY, VIRTUAL LONGHOUSES AND “ENVISIONING THE UNSEEN” WITHIN THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD ABSTRACT In reimagining a 15th century Northern Iroquoian Longhouse within a virtual 3D environment we attempt to address issues of agency, authenticity, authority and most importantly, transparency within virtual heritage reconstructions. Virtual...

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11.35: The hashtag RichardIII is now trending on Twitter. This was reported by Telegraph Reporters on Sept 12, 2012 during a minute by minute timeline of the announcement that the University of Leicester Archaeology Team had discovered bones believed to be Richard III buried under a Council parking lot.  Suffice to say, this was seminal event in archaeology, as it was the first time that embedded reporters reported live and in...

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