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Counter-Mapping Heritage

Publication date: Oct 11, 2012 10:09:06 AM

Start: Oct 17, 2012 5:00:00 PM

Location: Room 412, Institute of Archaeology

Counter-Mapping Heritage

The third seminar in the series on 'New Approaches to the Past: Methodological Innovations in Heritage Research' organised by the Heritage Studies Section and Centre for Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Studies will take place at the Institute on 17 October.

Rodney Harrison will give a seminar entitled 'Counter-Mapping Heritage: 'Story-trekking', mapping attachment and understanding the role of mobilities in heritage research' and all are welcome.

Abstract

This talk will explore the role of spatial methodologies in heritage research, drawing on archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork undertaken in Australia and the UK. In particular, it focusses on the concept of collaborative 'counter-mapping' as a tool for uncovering alternative or 'unofficial' conceptions of heritage and the contemporary significance of quotidian objects, places and traditions to individuals and communities.