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Open Heritage Scholarship 2

Last week I was at London’s Digital Catapult centre, building on the discussion we started with the thinkathon in Winchester. This time round, we wanted to bring in some other voices from outside the academic sector, so I invited Lindsey Green from Frankly Green and Webb, and Kevin Bacon from who I met when he organised a fun workshop for the heritage sector. We also had Jake Berger from the BBC, David Tarrant from the Open Data Institute and Nigel Smith from FutureLearn.

Archaeogaming Unconference 2

The first archaeogaming unconference was held in June 2015. It was a fairly successful event. So let’s have another one, shall we? It will happen via the MIT Unhangout platform in mid January 2017; watch this space for the exact day and time (which depend on my collaborators and the time zones they happen to be in). Please suggest or vote for session ideas here.

ASOR Wrap Up

My apologies for missing a few days on the old blog last week, but I was pretty busy at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it to as many panels as I would have liked, but it was a productive meeting none the less. So here are five things that happened (to me; after all, it’s my blog!) at ASOR: 1. Object Biography.

Reflections on Celts

“Reflections on Celts is a partnership tour between National Museums Scotland and the British Museum featuring two Iron Age mirrors, which tell very different stories, and help us to understand the relationships between communities in Britain 2,000 years ago.“ – McManus Galleries, Dundee Very excited to share our film “Above the Law: Dundee Law in the Iron Age” which Kieran and I made for the Reflections on Celts exhibition at the McManus Galleries in Dundee.

Introducing the “Award Winning” Kieran Baxter

Last week Kieran and I travelled down to London to attend the AHRC Research in Film Awards which was hosted at the BAFTA Theatre in Piccadilly where Kieran’s Caterthuns film won in the Doctoral Award category. A still from Kieran’s film for which I modelled the Iron Age reconstructions for White Caterthun. It was brilliant to see Kieran win his category, especially since the Caterthuns were up against some stunning competition.

Vacancy for City of Culture Digital Archive Software Developer with University of Hull

Job title - City of Culture Digital Archive Software Developer Salary - £32,959 - £38,183 a year Location - University of Hull The University of Hull is a Principal Partner in the City of Culture 2017 celebration. The City of Culture enterprise is a considerable undertaking that has been led by the City of Culture Company, working with a series of Partners from the City, the region and nationally.

Adopting Archaeology

If you have following this blog then you will know it is Wednesday and so conference video time. This is a session I, with the help of some great volunteers recorded at the CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT This session will critically examine the sustainability and impact of community-led archaeological stewardship, and encourage discussion of the critical factors for resilience and sustainable futures.

Archaeology Mediated by Technology: Gibson, Dick, and Archaeologies of the Future

Last week, I posted a draft of my ASOR paper, and today it is more or less done. It think I originally titled the paper “Excavating in the 21st Century: A Fictional Biography Mediated by Technology,” mostly because it rhymed.  Enjoy. For my brief remarks today I’m intentionally misunderstanding the assignment for this panel. Rather than discuss the artifacts presented in the pdf file that Rick and Nancy circulated, I want to consider the pdf document as an archaeological artifact.

Sound Heritage 3

Yesterday I attended and spoke at the third of the Sound Heritage study days, at the marvellous Tatton Park, in Knutsford, near Manchester. The day started (after introductions) with a presentation from Candace Bailey, Performing Paris in Antebellum Charleston. She is currently exploring the domestic music of women across the Southern United States in the 19th century. Not just white women, but also (after the civil war and emancipation) women of colour.

Myanmar (Burma) imaging

Over the next few weeks, in collaboration with SOAS University of London, the École française d’Extrême-Orient and The University of Sydney, Archaeovision will be conducting a number of different recording processes in Myanmar (Burma), including RTI, photogrammetry, high-resolution photography and multi-spectral imaging.

Across the Atlantic: professionalism in archaeology over here and over there

A new trend in archaeology conferences is to run the say session in different conferences/countries or to have organisations run sessions in other organisations. I whole hearty approve of such innovation.  As it is Wednesday, so conference video time, I though I would share one of these cross-country sessions from the CIfA conference. SESSION ABSTRACT This session aims to compare regulatory procedures and the role of professional standards and professional accreditation in the USA and the UK.