About The Blog

Things You Can’t Take Back is a blog and resource for all the young angry people who love all the world's old things and past peoples, who value what we learn about our selves and humankind through artifacts and bones, and who are dedicated to saving the culture and bodies of the past from the destructive international criminal market. My goal is to inform students on cultural heritage issues (particularly the illicit antiquities trade) and give them the tools they need to do something about it themselves. Even if that tool is simply having the right book for their research. This blog seeks to fill the huge gap in the existing blogosphere and informational sources in order to enable college students to find the information they need to help prevent making our history and archaeology degrees totally irrelevant. 

I am currently pursuing a Master of Research (MRes) in Criminology at the University of Glasgow. Starting in fall 2013, I will begin my PhD at Glasgow with the Trafficking Culture project, which will focus on the regulatory effects on West African illicit antiquities market. I graduated from Bennington College in 2012, where I concentrated in anthropology and art history. My internship/work experience includes time at the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Davis Publishing, an art education publishing company.

You can reach me at meg.d.lambert@gmail.com, or find me on LinkedIn or Academia.edu