The past 80 years has seen considerable shifts in archaeology, heritage and the management of the historic environment. The disciplines of archaeology and heritage have grown and evolved; commercial archaeology has blossomed; community archaeology has benefitted from substantial Lottery resources. The internet and digital platforms now offer incredible reach and scope to further reimagine how we engage people and participants.

What do these changes mean for the archaeology? How might we develop a more people centred approach to archaeology that helps us demonstrate the wider public value of the work we do?

This talk on Archaeology Reimagined will explore how we can open our eyes to fresh perspectives on archaeology. Perspectives that draw meaning from wider society, from non-experts and experts alike, from the young and the old, from all backgrounds and walks of life. In doing so we can reframe archaeology as the process through which anyone can help create the collage of place, memory and meaning.

The venue

The event will take place in the Bowland Auditorium in the Berrick Saul building on the University of York campus. Details of how to get there can be found via the Festival of Ideas website.

Car parking is available in Campus Central car park and is free after 6pm.  

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Neil  Redfern

Neil Redfern

CBA Executive Director

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