Strategies and Evaluation Methods for

Digital Engagement in Archaeology

MP David Lammy tries out PASExplorers web site with some help from Apollinaire (age 7) from St George The Martyre School.
Photo: Edmond Terakopian / PA
Copyright: Portable Antiquities Scheme

When: 8th & 9th November 2012

8th November / 9th November AM
Lecture Theatre G6
UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY

9th November PM
Jeremy Bentham Main Lecture Theatre
UCL Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG

Organisers: Chiara Bonacchi, Daniel Pett, and Lorna Richardson (web coordinator)

About the conference: Held under the auspices of the Archaeology and Communication Research Network (ACRN) and of the Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology (CASPAR), this conference will focus and enrich the current debate about digital public engagement in archaeology from two points of view:

a) on a theoretical and methodological ground, by including papers that shed light on possible frameworks for understanding, practicing and evaluating digital participation in archaeology by non-specialist audiences

b) with presentations suggesting specific and tested strategies through which archaeologists working in different areas of the sector (museums and sites, academia, and commercial archaeology) may engage the non-specialist public.  These papers will be case-study based and present models of digital public engagement which have margins of repeatability and can be pointed as exemplars. The models that are presented will be supported with evidence of their effectiveness for the institutions/researchers/archaeologists who apply them and for the public; thus they are grounded on audience research and include:
1) presentation of the context for using the model
2) presentation of the case study through which the model has been tested (beneficial results obtained with what resources and in what conditions)
3) limitations and margins of repeatability

Join in the conversation on Twitter: #digipubarch
For further information, email: Chiara Bonacchi or Dan Pett


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