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Book Launch: Archaeology and Digital Communication

Publication date: Mar 15, 2012 03:19 PM

Start: May 09, 2012 05:00 PM

Location: Room 609 (Staff Common Room), Institute of Archaeology

Archaeology and Digital Communication

The launch of the volume Archaeology and Digital Communication: Towards Strategies of Public Engagement being published by Archetype will take place at the Institute on 9 May.

The volume, edited by Chiara Bonacchi, represents the first published fruits of the setting up of the Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology (CASPAR) and the Archaeology and Communication Research Network (ACRN), at UCL and originates from their seminar series and workshop that were organised at the Institute in 2011.

The volume proposes digital strategies of public engagement that will be of interest to archaeologists working in various contexts, particularly in collaboration with media professionals and institutions. It identifies some of the most promising uses of digital media in different domains of archaeological communication and the benefits they can generate for participants. Each use is presented through case studies highlighting how media experiences are designed and consumed. While providing specific operational recommendations, Archaeology and Digital Communication also attempts to chart new directions for research.

Authors include:

All welcome!

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Chiara Bonacchi.