8th November

Thursday 8th November 2012
Venue (all day): UCL Institute of Archaeology, Lecture Theatre G6

Registration open at 8.30am


Welcome speeches: Robert Bewley, Chiara Bonacchi and Daniel Pett

10.00am  Session 1:

Theoretical frameworks for understanding digital engagement with archaeology and evaluating its impacts

Chair: Robert Bewley, Director of Operations at Heritage Lottery Fund

Making it simpler – access, archives and archaeology
Robert Bewley, Director of Operations, Heritage Lottery Fund
Aretha George, Policy Advisor – Participation and Learning, Heritage Lottery Fund

Digital Audiences: A few lessons from Arts Council research
James Doeser, Senior Officer, Research and Knowledge, Arts Council England

An Emerging Research Framework for Studying Public Engagement with Digital Archaeology Resources
Theano Moussouri, Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology

11.00am Coffee break

Trends of Engaging with Archaeology Using New vs. Old Media in Italy and the UK
Chiara Bonacchi, PhD, UCL Institute of Archaeology

The Archaeology of Digital Abandonment
Matt Law, PhD Candidate, Cardiff University
Colleen Morgan, PhD Candidate, University of California Berkeley

The Next Generation of Archaeology Public Engagement:
When a Website, Facebook Group, Twitter Account, etc. No Longer Performs
Doug Rocks-Mcqueen, University of Edinburgh

Impact of the Archaeology Data Service (ADS):
A Study and Methods for Enhancing Sustainability
Catherine Hardman, Deputy Director (Collections), Archaeology Data Service

12.30pm Time for lunch


Session 2A:

Strategies of digital engagement with archaeology

Chair: Dan Pett, ICT Advisor, British Museum

The Portable Antiquities Scheme and its impact on the public
Daniel Pett, ICT Advisor, British Museum

A case study in social media, new audiences and local museums – Wiltshire Heritage Museum
David Dawson, Director, Wiltshire Heritage Museum

Vote For Me – Interactive Ways to Digitally Engage Audiences with Archaeology
Adam Corsini, Archaeology Collections Manager (Engagement), Museum of London

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Archaeological Apps as Interpretation Tools: A Case Study Concerning the Streetmuseum Londinium App
Elizabeth Wells-Thulin, MA Candidate, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Digital Artifact Ecosystems: The “Internet of Things” in Archaeology
Namir Hamed , MA Candidate, Western University
Michael Carter, Program Coordinator, Digital Specialization Program, Ryerson University
Neal Ferris, Lawson Chair of Canadian Archaeology, Western University – Museum of Ontario Archaeology

3.15pm Tea break


Summaries of sessions 1 and 2A by Chairs

Final discussion with approval of strategies chaired by Don Henson

5.00pm Drink reception


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