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 2015, I left Kansas and moved to Scotland to read History and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. I graduated with a First this summer.

This August, I’ll begin a Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Kansas to put me back into the American sphere of the Museum World.

Since moving to Scotland, I’ve met amazing new 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.

Combining my undergraduate degree with my upcoming Masters, I wish to translate the complexities of history to the general public in new and exciting ways.  I love seeing people engage with history and a big part of my life has been dedicated to helping history come alive.

This blog is a thank you for all the amazing people who put up with my incessant complaining.

As much tolerance as I can muster and some love,