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Finding our global past: exploring cultures and creating a culture of collaboration

September 6, 2017

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Another session we filmed from the CIfA conference. Hope you enjoy: Session Details Organisers: Katherine Baxter, Society for Museum Archaeology; Jane Evans, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service; James Gerrard, Newcastle University Artefacts are central to any consideration of archaeology as a global profession, reflecting trade, demography, migration, and cultural exchange for all periods. Such themes […]

What do you mean, you don’t recognise my qualification? Understanding skills and measuring competence in archaeology

September 4, 2017

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Life has kept me busy for the last couple of months so I haven’t been posting… or even clearing out my queue of posts that I wanted to get out. I will make an effort to get this backlog out. Here is a session from the CIfA conference we filmed. Session Details: Kate Geary, CIfA; […]

Down amongst the dead men – The Bedern Group, digital preservation and the historic environment

June 9, 2017

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Another session we filmed at the CIfA conference- this one on digital preservation. Session Details Digital technologies play a central role in documenting our heritage and provide a vital resource for creative, cultural and commercial activities in archaeology and beyond. Yet, without long-term commitment to active preservation and access, this resource is under threat from […]

Archaeology and UK soft power

June 7, 2017

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An interesting session from the CIfA conference we filmed. Archaeology as soft power? Session Details Organisers: Keith Nichol, Head of Cultural Diplomacy, Department for Culture, Media and Sport; Gerry Wait, Heritage Consultant at Nexus Heritage; Leonora O’Brien, Cultural Heritage Consultant at AECOM; Peter Hinton, Chief Executive, CIfA ‘Culture, in all its dimensions, is a fundamental […]

Skeletons, Stories, and Social Bodies

June 2, 2017

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For your weekend viewing pleasure, a session we videoed at the TAG conference: Session Abstract The human body has been investigated and marvelled by anatomists since the earliest civilizations, with a wide variety of mortuary practices and attitudes to the body have dictating the nature of their work and the ‘appropriate’ methodologies employed. But the […]

Gone to Earth: Uncovering Landscape Narrative Through Visual Creative Practice

May 31, 2017

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One of the last sessions we filmed from the TAG conference: Session Abstract This proposed session explores the materiality of place and the agency of landscape in unearthing historical, social and cultural narrative. Examining the role of the artist as facilitator, serving to bring hard to reach narratives to wider audiences, creative fieldwork from selected […]

Typology and Relational Theory

May 26, 2017

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Another session from TAG that we videoed: Session Abstract: Typologies have always existed within archaeology as a way of organising, grouping and describing sites and finds; they serve to aid archaeologists in making effective descriptions of changes. In this sense typologies can be seen as a core subject of archaeological investigation. There is however a […]