- interviewed Richard Hodges, the director of the Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania. (If you want to go to grad school for archaeology and go on to be a big shot, UPenn is where you go.)
- interviewed George Bass, the father of underwater archaeology and the first archaeologist to excavate the entirety of an ancient wreck from start to finish. He also founded the most popular archaeological museum in Turkey. HOW COOL.
- was invited by the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art to be a guest writer on their blog.
- ate the most amazing processed meat at Ben’s Chili Bowl (with my friend and fellow FWT-er Madison) and the Shake Shack in Dupont Circle, all for under $7 each.
- did work in the Starbucks in my old internship building and surprised my friends Becky and Stevie at their FWT internships at Smithsonian Folklife and Smithsonian Folkways!
- will be interviewing James Delgado, the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Maritime Heritage Program. He also explored the Titanic, what what.
One of the purposes of field work term is to help us figure out what we do and don’t like in a job. So far, full-time research in D.C. with the National Mall only five metro stops away and countless coffee shops to work in and cheap eats all around and a handful of great people to hang out with and a schedule I can create myself and talking to the most famous people in the archaeology, museum, and cultural heritage fields is ok, I guess.
- Meg ‘12