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.
* ALL VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS BLOG ARE MY OWN *
Hello, I’m Kennedy!
In 2015, I left Kansas and moved to Scotland to study History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. I graduated with First Class Honours in 2019.
In Scotland, I met amazing friends, joined the Edinburgh Uni Mountaineering Club, worked on excavations including Neolithic settlements in Romania, Medieval castles and kirkyards in the UK, and examined the skeletal remains from a Roman trade city in Italy. I have volunteer experience at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the National Museum of Scotland.
I’m currently living in America. In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I’ll be serving as a Team Leader for AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest Region before returning to Scotland in September 2021 for an MSc in Architectural Conservation.
I hope to translate the complexities of history to the general public in new and exciting ways. Whether that be through storytelling or teaching, I love seeing history and archaeology come alive.
This blog is for the people who put up with my incessant complaining.