Digital Engagement in Archaeology Conference: Call for Papers
28 June 2012
A conference on 'Digital Engagement in Archaeology: Strategies and Evaluation Methods' will be held at the Institute on 8 & 9 November 2012 for which a call for papers is announced.
The conference is organised under the auspices of the Institute's Archaeology and Communication Research Network (ACRN) and the Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology (CASPAR). Two types of papers are currently being invited with a deadline for abstract submission of 31 July 2012:
- Papers presenting frameworks for understanding, promoting and evaluating digital participation in archaeology by non-specialist audiences.
Papers presenting tested strategies through which archaeologists working in different areas of the sector may engage non-specialist audiences. Contributions of this type can be on:
- strategies for archaeological museums and sites
- strategies for university departments
- strategies for commercial archaeology
Papers of type B will be case-study based and present models of digital public engagement which have margins of repeatability and can be pointed out as exemplars. The models that are presented should be supported with evidence of their effectiveness for the institutions/researchers/ archaeologists who apply them and for the public; thus, they should be grounded in audience research and include:
- presentation of the context for using the model
- presentation of the case study through which the model has been tested (beneficial results obtained with what resources and in what conditions)
- limitations and repeatability