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Barriers to Participation in Archaeology Online

Publication date: Mar 20, 2012 1:20:37 PM

Start: May 22, 2012 2:00:00 PM

Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology

Archaeology and Communication (© Anna Marx Vannini)

The Archaeology and Communication Research Network (ACRN), will host a workshop to address the themes of barriers to public engagement with archaeology online at the Institute on 22 May. 

The afternoon workshop will explore factors that may limit or impede public participation in archaeology and heritage, via digital media and the Internet.

This event will be structured in two halves:

  • In the first half, there will be 6 short presentations by researchers and practitioners in the field of digital Public Archaeology.
  • In the second half, there will be an open discussion on the topics raised, moderated by the chair, Don Henson (Centre for Audio-Visual Study & Practice in Archaeology). 

The discussion will be enriched by the presence of participants from a wide variety of archaeological backgrounds, and through active contributions via Twitter and a Wikispace.  The hashtag for the event will be #digipubarch. The outcome of the discussion will be posted onto the Wikispace, and will be presented at a larger ACRN Public Archaeology conference to be held in November 2012.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lorna Richardson (UCL Centre for Digital Humanities/Institute of Archaeology)
  • Cara Jones (Archaeology Scotland)
  • Dan Pett (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
  • Doug Rocks-MacQueen (University of Edinburgh, Open Access Archaeology)
  • Hugh Corley (English Heritage)
  • Laura Cream (UCL Public Engagement Unit) & Joe Flatman

The workshop programme is available here»

Tickets are free, but limited.  Please book your tickets online here»

For further information, please email the convenors, Lorna Richardson or Chiara Bonacchi