This week, I got the opportunity to chat with Dr Emma J. Wells on IGTV about mortuary archaeology and early medieval archaeology.

We discussed the current situation at the University of Chester regarding proposed redundancies, and the wider context in which this is happening. Indeed, please do sign our petition if you haven’t already via THIS LINK.

In addition, I answered questions about disciplinary boundaries, decolonisation, labels and terms, Viking stereotypes, the networks and biases regarding how we perceive the ‘Viking world’, the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in AD793, how I got into archaeology, the significance of cremation practices in the Early Middle Ages and much much more.

Thank you, Emma, for the opportunity to join you on your popular social media channel. This was my first appearance ‘in conversation’ in IGTV and I hope to be back at some point!