CFP: Conference on Digital Engagement in Archaeology: Strategies & Evaluation Methods
8th – 9th November at UCL Institute of Archaeology, London UK

Chiara Bonacchi (UCL Institute of Archaeology) & Daniel Pett (The British Museum)

Under the auspices of: the Archaeology and Communication Research Network (ACRN) and the Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology (CASPAR).

The organisers invite 2 types of papers:

a) Papers presenting frameworks for understanding, promoting and evaluating digital participation in archaeology by non-specialist audiences

b) 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. Therefore, they should be grounded in audience research and include:
i) presentation of the context for using the model
ii) presentation of the case study through which the model has been tested (beneficial results obtained with what resources and in what conditions)
iii) limitations and repeatability.


If you are interested, please email a title and a 200 words abstract to Chiara Bonacchi and Daniel Pett by 31 July 2012.


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