New media and other media in Communicating Archaeology
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New media and other media in Communicating Archaeology



PPT presentation from the Communicating Archaeology Seminar held 16 June 2011

PPT presentation from the Communicating Archaeology Seminar held 16 June 2011



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  • Other media and new media Keynote speaker: John Tierney, Eachtra Archaeological Projects What is the value of exhibitions, posters, websites and events?  Are thoughtful argument and a permanent record sacrificed in the pursuit of mass communications and high impact media? June 16 2011 Harbour Hotel, Galway
  • New Media
  • Communicate
      • The Message - The story of people and place in the past
    • Consult
    • Inform
    • Educate
    • Collaborate
    • Editors (quality)
    • Registrars (keep track of every thing)
    • Heritage practice is the practice of critical thinking
  • New media mechanisms for Communication
    • Transmedia (storytelling across different platforms )
      • Timeline
      • Video
      • Audio
      • Text
      • Host and multiple outputs – feed out into browsers, mobile handsets, televisions, geolocated datasets
    • Personal Learning Networks
      • People organise their learning datasets with different tools
        • Eg. Video based learners use Vimeo or Youtube
        • Audio – use Audioboo or iTunes
        • Mix and match is not only allowed but expected
    • Archaeologists as guides in this new media landscape ie the editors and registrars mentioned earlier
  • National Roads Authority
  • NRA Communication Strategy
    • During excavations –school visits and site visits
    • Annual Seminars
    • Monographs
    • Seanda (print and digital)
    • Brochures, leaflets and Posters (print and digital)
    • Archaeological Excavations Database (digital)
  • Clogher Historical Society
  • How are the CHS communicating archaeology now?
    • Annual journal publication (Print and Jstor online)
    • Current projects (amongst others)
      • 1643 Owen Roe O’Neill Walk – tracing historical walks – experts in place
      • Tripartite life of St Patrick – tracing places
      • Performing plays based on the historic sources, engaging communities
  • Grassroots Communications
    • Be your own scientist
    • Canmore V Mycanmore
      • Gail Durbin V&A Museum
        • ‘ ask people to contribute data or content they are expert in’ ( )
        • What are Irish local historical and heritage groups expert in?
          • Their local places
  • Field survey and facebook
  • Datasets
  • Datasets (open?)
  • Grey Literature
  • Who are we communicating with? Eachtra Journal
  • Historic Graves
  • Conclusions
    • Communicate – role for professional archaeologists
      • Datasets- collaborations in digital data publication
      • Education- local heritage practitioners
      • Journals, books, monographs, magazines – contributors
      • Heritage media– primary producers and collaborators with local groups
      • We need multiple strands of publication for the full range of heritage media that we produce ( TRANSMEDIA )
      • We need print media, video, audio, digital
      • Strong editorial input required regardless of media involved
      • Strong Registration Required
    • Benefits
      • New media – increased participation, mainstreaming of archaeology
      • This is a very exciting time full of potential
      • The means of production is affordable for everybody - for local and global publication