Event: Barriers to Public Engagement with Archaeology Online
By Anne Welsh, on 12 March 2012
Received by email this morning:
As part of the UCL Archaeology & Communication Network, Lorna Richardson (UCL Centre for Digital Humanities) and Chiara Bonacchi (UCL Institute of Archaeology) have organised an afternoon workshop to address the theme of ‘Barriers to Public Engagement with Archaeology Online’ which will explore the factors which limit or impede public participation via digital media and the Internet. This event will take place on 22 May 2012, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, and will be followed by a wine reception.
This half-day event, running 2-5pm, will be structured in two parts. In the first part, there will be 5 key presentations of 15 minutes each on aspects of digital engagement and barriers in Internet technologies, that relate to archaeology and heritage issues. These papers will provide discussion points for the second part of the event, consisting of 1.5 hours of discussion, moderated by a chair (Don Henson, Centre for Audio-Visual Study & Practice in Archaeology). The discussion will be enriched by the presence of discussants from a variety of backgrounds in the room, and of interested parties contributing via Twitter and a Wikispace.
Confirmed speakers so far:
Doug Rocks-Macqueen (University of Edinburgh, Open Access Archaeology)
Lorna Richardson (UCL Centre for Digital Humanities)
Dan Pett (Portable Antiquities Scheme)
UCL Public Engagement Unit.
If you are interested in participating in the discussion, or presenting a short paper, on any aspect of digital inequality, technological barriers or Open Access in archaeological contexts, please get in touch with Lorna Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chiara Bonacchi (email@example.com)