The fourth (4th) Public Archaeology Twitter Conference will take place on 5th September 2019.
YOU CAN FOLLOW THE CONFERENCE FROM 0900 BST ON THE HASHTAG #PATC4
The conference theme is:
Archaeology: Access, Barriers and Participation
Is archaeology ‘for all’ or does it remain an elite professional pursuit and a niche hobby? How can archaeologists best involve their stakeholders, co-produce archaeological work and ensure archaeology is accessible, safe and open? How do members of the public want to be involved? Do they at all? How does law, policy and planning affect how archaeology is undertaken and shared? Do you need a qualification to be an archaeologist, or is experience enough?
Timetable (all times BST)
0900 Intro from Lorna and Jim
0915 SESSION 1
0915 Barriers in physical conference attendance – Cara Hirst @Cara_Hirst
0930 The Archaeology Conventions Prevented – Reem H. Furjani @ReemHgs
0945 The Two-World Problem: the Language of Archaeology in Southeast Asia – Noel Hidalgo Tan @seaarch
1000 Part-timing in Archaeology: the good, the bad and the ugly – Anita Radini @AnitaRadini
1015 Decarbonising archaeology for a more open archaeology – Natasha Reynolds @Tash_Reynolds
1030 Faifley Rocks! Recording prehistoric rock-art in an urban setting – Alison Douglas & Kenny Brophy @urbanprehisto
1045 How-How vs Ha-Ha – Pat Lockley @Pgogy
1115 SESSION 2
1130 “Knowing where to find it isn’t always easy” – Findings of a Community Archaeology Resource Review – Clemency Cooper @ClemencyCooper
1145 International volunteering workcamps in archaeology: challenges and opportunities – Daniel Salinas Córdova @DanielSalinas00
1200 ‘No no’s’ – Lessons learned from the Historic Graves Project – John Tierney @historicgraves
1215 When is graffiti, graffiti? Exploring and recording heritage and heritage crime, young people have their say – Alison McCandlish @CrenellatedArts & Antonia Thomas @assemblagiste
1230 Building Communities, Making Tracks, Leaving Traces: The Hatfield Neolithic Trackway Project – Laura Higgens Smith & Benjamin Gearey @BenjaminGearey
1245 What motivates, and what troubles, archaeology-related Facebook administrators? Results from a focus group and interviewing study – Ingrida Kelpsiene @ridaliute & Costis Dallas @costisid
1300 AGNES – Archaeological Grey-literature Named Entity Search – Alex Brandsen @alex_brandsen
1330 Lunch break feat. DJ MC Rhymehard
1430 SESSION 3
1430 #DiggingWhileDepressed: A Call for Mental Health Awareness in Archaeology – Alex Fitzpatrick @ArchaeologyFitz
1445 Why participation? – Harald Fredheim @haraldfred
1500 Museum Archaeology on Open Access – without prescription – Gail Boyle @Boyle123G
1515 Engaging Delegates Through Conference Spaces – Dawn Cansfield @DrDawnCansfield
1530 Kindness as best practice – why it’s so much more than just being nice – Coralie Acheson @coralfrog
1545 “All archaeology, no excavation! Accessing archaeology through reinvestigating historic sources and ‘archival’ research” – Sophie Jorgensen-Rideout @SophieJR6
1600 What lessons can we obtain from the history of archaeology? – Alicia Colson & Penelope Foreman @colson_alicia
1645 SESSION 4
1645 Social Virtual Archaeology: An Experiment in Public Archaeology – Charles Webster @wareFLO
1700 “Access to knowledge: Round Table Discussion versus public talks and displays” – Heather McKillop @underwatermaya
1715 Dogs and their People: Promoting a Multivocal Archaeology – Matthew Marino @RealMattMarino
1730 Public access to three-dimensional model of human bones and potential ethical issues: the opinion of United States residents – Vanessa Campanacho & Francisca Alves Cardoso @VCampanacho
1745 Open Access Bonetrade Research – Shawn Graham @electricarchaeo
1830 SESSION 5
1830 The Partage Divide and its Relationship to Unequal Terms of Collections Access – Kyle G. Olson @sfrnmh
1845 The Cognitive Burden of Marginalization in Archaeology – Laura Heath-Stout @lauraheathstout
1900 Stop Waiting for Permission: Democratizing Public Archaeology – Kevin M O’Briant @kmobriant
1915 There and Back Again: Thinking About Accessibility in Archaeological Field Work – Rebecca Gibson @rgibsongirl
1930 “Public archaeology is fine but….”: Building Up and Breaking Down Barriers in Archaeology – Stephanie Halmhofer @bones_canada
1945 Remembering the impact of activism on archaeological practice – Kate Ellenberger @precatlady
2030-2045 CLOSING KEYNOTE
CALL FOR PAPERS:
In #PATC4 we want to discuss Access, Barriers and Participation.
ACCESS will look at the benefits of an open archaeology, whether that openness is demonstrated through physical access, interdisciplinarity, public engagement, or even how we define the very word. We want to examine what archaeology stands to gain by being open to all or, equally, how we address those situations where access can be productively other than open. When we call for better access, who are we asking for it? Who can help? Does accessibility have any limits in a meaningful archaeology.
BARRIERS will examine the nature of the obstacles stopping people doing archaeology in the way they want to, or even being archaeologists at all. Every one of us has experienced barriers or gate-keeping. It is not always intentional, but sometimes very much is. Here we want to identify and examine instances of obstruction in archaeology, how to spot and understand them, how they come about, and what we can do to stop people being illegitimately stopped from doing their archaeology.
PARTICIPATION addresses the issue of who gets to do archaeology, how we encourage participatory practice and co-production beyond our immediate networks, and how we can create archaeological practices that seek to engage as widely as possible. Where do the main problems in encouraging participation lie? What are the benefits in working with archaeologists outside the profession, or academia? How can we get better at working in ways that encourage participation?
We welcome all proposals addressing these issues, or any other takes on the conference theme. We particularly welcome archaeologists practicing outside traditional archaeological spaces.
We also welcome papers on any other archaeological theme or subject area, which we will run in a ‘miscellaneous’ session, in case anyone wants the opportunity to participate in a digital archaeology conference, but won’t be able to speak to the public archaeology theme of this CfP.
Deadline for paper abstracts: July 31st 2019.
Please email your paper proposal to BOTH firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
We hold these conferences in order to continue our attempts to challenge the conference status quo in terms of communication, diversity and inclusivity. Conference attendance has many issues, such as funding and accessibility, so these formats can contribute information which can be used to make archaeology safer and more accessible within as well as outside the profession.
Conferences that cost over £400 to attend are no longer financially viable for most people. Conferences that charge large fees and discuss public and community archaeology are excluding the participants, communities and colleagues with whom we work who do not have access to travel and conference funds, those with caring responsibilities, those with disabilities, or simply those who do not have enough time to travel long distances. There needs to be an alternative.
The hashtag for the September 2019 event will be #PATC4.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to also use the contact page or tweet us @LornaRichardson or @James__Dixon