Out there in Jutland
In the old man-killing parishes
I will feel lost,
Unhappy and at home.
– Seamus Heaney (1975)
Ad Caledonia – To Scotland. It’s Latin.
Hello, I’m Kennedy.
In September of 2015, I left my family’s farm outside of Lawrence, Kansas and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to study History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. It’s Year 3.
I developed a passion for history at an early age. Growing up, my dad used to read to me about historical heroes like Joan of Arc, El Cid, and Henry V. As for archaeology, my mom still remembers the time I dug up (read: destroyed) her flower garden because I was pretty sure I was Indiana Jones.
Since moving to Scotland, I’ve met amazing new friends, picked up some pretty cool mountaineering skills, and worked on digs from Neolithic settlements in Romania, Medieval castles and kirkyards in the UK, and examined the skeletal remains from a Roman trade city in Italy.
In the future, I’d like to take my education and work in the museum sector to create exhibits and display which translate the complexities of history to the general public in new and exciting ways. I also just wanna live out my dream as a museum curator/cat lady.
This blog is a thank you for all the amazing people (read: actual Jedi Masters) who put up with (past and future tense) my incessant whining.
Much tolerance. Best wishes. Yada yada yada.