Writing

Some of the things I’ve written over the years:

Is Arts Council’s plan to measure quality £2.7m well spent? OpEd for The Stage. 2017. LINK

Who better supports artists—Americans or Brits? Artsy Editorial. 2016. LINK

A move towards self-determination. Arts Professional. 2016. LINK

Awareness versus engagement. Arts Professional. 2016. [with Georgina Chapman] LINK

Are ticket giveaways for teens the best use of arts funding? OpEd for The Stage. 2016. LINK

Racial/Ethnic and Gender Diversity in the Orchestra Field. A research report for the League of American Orchestras. 2016. LINK

Review essay: the Arts Council at 70. Cultural Trends. 2016. 25 (4): 269-272. LINK

Review of “The science of evidence-based policy making.” by Paul Cairney. Cultural Trends. 2016. 25 (4): 297-299. LINK

Looking at Londoners. Arts Professional. 2016. LINK

Brexit is just the start of the war on culture. OpEd for The Stage. 2016. LINK

The civic role of arts organisations: A literature review for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. 2016. LINK  PDF

Review of “An encyclopedia of myself & Museum without walls” by Jonathan Meades. Cultural Trends. 2016. 25 (2): 142-144. LINK

Has Arts Council England abandoned its dreams? Feature for The Stage. 2016. LINK

An Ode To “Two cultures: the use and non-use of hypotheses in cultural policy research, Cultural Trends, vol 17, issue 67, 2008, by Andrew Pinnock” as part of the special virtual issue marking the 25th anniversary of Cultural Trends. 2016. LINK

Culture White Paper – arts policy hasn’t evolved in 50 years. OpEd for The Stage. 2016. LINK

[I contributed one of these] Four observations on The Arts (2015) by Jeremy Corbyn. Cultural Trends. 2016. 25 (1): 57-65. LINK

A Portrait of the Artist as an Unpaid Man. Blog for CVAN. 2015. LINK

Out of Obscurity: Reflections on a year of CultureCase. Arts Professional. 2015. LINK

Culling data geeks is a short-sighted policy. OpEd for The Stage. 2015. LINK

The Partnerships Puff: How I researched the history of partnership in the arts. Arts Professional. 2015. LINK

CultureCase: Academic Research in the Cultural Sector. A reflection on evaluation for CVAN. 2015. LINK

Step by step: arts policy and young people 1944–2014. 2014. A report for King’s College London. LINK  PDF

Review of “This England: how Arts Council England uses its investment to shape a national cultural ecology” by Arts Council England. Cultural Trends. 2014. 23 (4): 298-303. LINK

The Designation Review – Results from a Survey of Stakeholders. 2013. Sara Selwood Associates. LINK  PDF

Segments and Insights. JAM. 2012. 47: 6-7. LINK  PDF

Diversifying Participation in the Historic Environment Workforce. UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology. 2012. CBA Research Bulletin 2. [with Sarah Dhanjal and Abigail Hinton] LINK  PDF

Review of “Heritage. Communities and Archaeology” by Laurajane Smith and Emma Waterton and “Archaeology Matters. Action Archaeology in the Modern World”  by Jeremy A. Sabloff. European Journal of Archaeology. 2011. 14 (3): 516-519. LINK

The International Management of Marine Aggregates and its Relation to Maritime Archaeology. The Historic Environment. 2010. 1 (2): 160-184. [with Joe Flatman] LINK

Reading Between the Lies: why no news is bad news and other tales from the media front line. The Archaeologist. 2010. 77: 42-43. LINK  PDF

University Archaeology: a thing of the past? British Archaeology. 2010. 112: 18-25. LINK

Secret Report Shows UK Link to ‘Stolen’ Iraqi Art. The Observer 8 November 2009. [with Vanessa Thorpe] LINK

Where in the World: India and Pakistan. Young Archaeologist. 2009. 141: 4-5.

“A Model for Best Practice” – Suppressed. British Archaeology. 2008. 98 (Jan/Feb): 18-19.

ALSF Dissemination Project 2002-07 Benchmark Report: sustainable heritage – aggregates extraction and the historic environment. 2008. London: UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology, on behalf of English Heritage. [with Joe Flatman, Jo Short and Ed Lee] LINK  PDF

Review of “Evaluating Multiple Narratives. Beyond Nationalist, Colonialist, Imperialist Archaeologies” by Junko Habu, Clare Fawcett and John M. Matsunaga (eds.). European Journal of Archaeology. 2008. 11 (1): 131-133. LINK

Review of “Archaeology and Capitalism: from ethics to politics” by Philip Duke and Yannis Hamilakis (eds.). Public Archaeology. 2008. 7 (3): 202-205. LINK

Review of “The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq” by Peter Stone and Joanne Farchakh (eds.). British Archaeology. 2008. 102: 54-56.

Review of “Archaeology is a Brand!” by Cornelius Holtorf. Public Archaeology. 2007. 6 (4): 249-251. LINK

Rationality, Archaeology and Government Policy. In: Which Past, Whose Future? Treatments of the Past at the Start of the 21st Century. An International Perspective. 2007. Edited by S. Grabow, D. Hull and E. Waterton. BAR S1633. Oxford: Archaeopress. pp. 21-29.

Community Archaeology – Against the Odds. Current Archaeology. 2007. 18 (9): 30. [with Gabe Moshenska, Sarah Dhanjal, Sarah Phillips and Sophie Allen]

Written Evidence 147. In: Protecting and Preserving our Heritage. House of Commons Culture Media and Sport Committee Third Report of Session 2005-6. HC 912-II. London: HMSO. PDF

A Reflection Upon Speed Conference at the “Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference” hosted by the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow, 17th-19th December 2004. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology. 2005. 16: 128-130. LINK  PDF

I am also the junior half of the team behind badarchaeology: a website exploring aspects of pseudoarchaeology and its place in the mainstream media. The man who should take most of the blame/credit for the site is the brilliant Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews