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The Day of Archaeology 2012

By Lorna-Jane Richardson, on 8 June 2012

The Day of Archaeology 2012 is a crowd-sourced archaeological blogging project, designed to show the world what archaeologists really do.  This year the project will be running on June 29th, and full details about the project can be found through the links on the poster below:

Day of Archaeology Publicity Poster

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 (l.richardson@ucl.ac.uk) or Chiara Bonacchi (chiara.bonacchi@googlemail.com)

Successful Upgrades

By Anne Welsh, on 12 March 2012

Three students have recently passed their upgrade from MPhil to PhD.

Congratulations to Lorna Richardson, Anthea Seles and Sara Wingate-Gray.

Day of Archaeology

By Anne Welsh, on 20 April 2011


This is an interview with Lorna Richardson, one of the people behind the first ever Day of Archaeology (29 July 2011).

Lorna is a first year research student at UCL DIS, a member of UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and an Honorary Research Assistant at UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Hopefully, the Day of Archaeology will grow to be as big as the Day of Digital Humanities, to which several DIS staff and students contributed this year.