I’ve been away from my various desks for almost two months while excavating and then enjoying some time off. Here’s what’s on my plate right now. Saddle. I mean my saddle, in which I’m back.
- Landscape archaeology conference, three days in Uppsala. I’m giving a paper on my Bronze Age project.
- European Association of Archaeologists, Annual Meeting, five days in Vilnius. I’m chairing a session on castle excavations and giving a paper on our fieldwork methods during the past three seasons.
- Apply for grants. I’ve got 35 kilos of animal bones that need osteological attention. And I only have my subsistence covered through March.
- Apply for advertised uni jobs in two neighbouring countries.
- Finalise proof corrections for The Mats P. Malmer Greatest Hits Collection, published by the Royal Academy of Letters, and send the book off to the printers.
- Co-write coin paper. I’m going to be second author on a paper about the coins from Skällvik Castle, headed by a dear friend from grad school.
- Post-excavation work. The finds need to be catalogued and the reports written.
- After all this is done, I can sit down in earnest to write a book on Östergötland’s Medieval castles at 75% of full time.