A. M. Richter is an archaeologist, historian, and technology advocate. She writes freelance for travel guides, archaeology magazines, and pop culture websites, publishing on her research adventures around the world and in the library. Her areas of formal expertise include all things cultural heritage and travel related, history, digital archaeology, 3D modelling, 3D printing, museum studies, and the terrifying realms of academia and university life in the United States and abroad. For LoveToKnow, Ashley writes on:
In addition to personal experience from long stints living abroad in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, and Italy, Ashley is the queen of packing tips, destination advice, and recommendations for the latest and greatest on the international food, museum, and art scenes.
Be it glamping on the Northern Coast of California or hard core camping among the Bedouin of southern Jordan, Ashley has experimented personally with all the tricks and trials of camping. After decades spent in and out of campsites the world over-- she has it down to an art.
Ashley has earned degrees and taught in almost every kind of degree-granting institution available. She has Bachelors of Arts Joint Honours in Archaeology and Ancient History from Durham University in the United Kingdom (where she was also the Senior Events Coordinator for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Castle). She acquired her first Masters of Arts via distance learning from the University of Leicester and facilitated the development of their social media outreach.
She snagged a second MA in Anthropological Archaeology from the University of California, San Diego where she was lectured on digital archaeology and technology, organized the public outreach and events for collaborators, and was the graduate director of the Undergraduate Research Innovation Internship at the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (the CURII at CISA3).
In between her accumulation of degrees, she was a professor of history and anthropology: regularly lecturing, creating course content, and editing the far-reaching material taught at the College of the Sacred Mists for almost a decade.
A seasoned veteran of the physical and digital academic systems around the world, Ashley has a huge interest in the education bureaucracy, the evolution of college life, the development of STEM to STEAM, and the future of interdisciplinary research.
In addition to having some fabulous body art of her own, the anthropology and history of tattoos is a subject very near and dear to Ashley's heart. Literally. She also has an abiding interest in tattoo choice, skin care, and the global tattoo art scene.
In her imaginary spare time: Ashley tackles the gardens of her house, Asgard; works with her collaborators on the political cultural heritage art initiative Open Access Antiquarianism; and writes for the pleasure of writing.