From Amateurs to Auteurs: In Defence of Authorship in Archaeological Visualisations

May 19, 2017

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Should archaeology be more visual? An interesting session at TAG that we filmed TAG asked that question: Session Abstract: Archaeology borrows and adapts visualisation mediums and techniques from a range of artistic and creative practices including drawing, photography, film, gaming, digital animation and virtual reality. But do we take these visualisation practices as seriously as […]

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What can Archaeologists Learn from Skateboarders?

May 17, 2017

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This was one of the more unique sessions we have ever filmed, this from TAG, and well worth the watch: Session Abstract: Although skateboarding and archaeology appear to have little in common there are a few areas where there is either an overlap or some common themes. The aim of this session is to look […]

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Digital Visualisation Beyond the Image: Archaeological Visualisation Making in Practice

May 12, 2017

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A session on digital archaeology that we filmed at the TAG conference: Gareth Beale, University of York and Paul Reilly, University of Southampton The emergence of digital visualisation and representation has led to some of the most significant developments in archaeological practice of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. While a great deal has […]

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Dead Body Language: Positioning, Posture, and Representation of the Corpse

May 10, 2017

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Another session from the TAG conference that we filmed: Session Abstract: Nothing gives a better portrait of death than the cold, pale corpse. Paradoxically, our understanding of death perpetually creates and conditions the corpse that we encounter. The process of laying out the dead body is underlain by spoken and unspoken rules about how the […]

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Archaeology is a Political Matter

May 5, 2017

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This is a session we live streamed from TAG but now the fully edited videos are done and ready for your viewing pleasure. Session Abstract: In the UK, the discipline and the contexts in which archaeology is practiced are vulnerable to public policy changes and the broader impacts of economic austerity, be these contract archaeology, […]

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The Invisible Essence of Mixed Matter: Envisioning a Material Culture Theory of Substance

May 3, 2017

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If you like material culture then I have an interesting session we filmed at the TAG conference for you: Session Abstract: Material culture theory today envisions human life lived in a well-furnished set of meaningful, entangling things. We have developed lively conversations around the ways that making objects, using them, displaying and concealing them, and […]

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Visualising Words: Archaeological Narrative Through Poetry, Image and Performance

April 28, 2017

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Need something to do this weekend? How about watching some great presentations from the TAG conference: Session Abstract ‘Narratives do not always have to be presented in a purely linear sequential form’ (Pluciennik 1999) Building on the Tyrannical Tales session at TAG 2015 in Bradford, this session explores nontraditional narrative forms within archaeology; such as […]

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