Archaeology, the Public and the Recent Past

Archaeology, the Public and the Recent Past

Edited by Chris Dalglish

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Essays dealing with the question of how the theory and practice of archaeology should engage with the recent past.
Heritage, memory, community archaeology and the politics of the past form the main strands running through the papers in this volume.The authors tackle these subjects from a range of different philosophical perspectives, with many drawing on the experience of recent community, commercial and other projects. Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on both the philosophy of engagement and with its enactment in specific contexts; the essays deal with an interest in the meaning, value and contested nature of the recent past and in the theory and practice of archaeological engagements with that past.

Chris Dalglish is a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Glasgow.

Contributors: Julia Beaumont, David Bowsher, Terry Brown, Jo Buckberry, Chris Dalglish, James Dixon, Audrey Horning, Robert Isherwood, Robert C Janaway, Melanie Johnson, Siân Jones, Catriona Mackie, Janet Montgomery, Harold Mytum, Michael Nevell, Natasha Powers, Biddy Simpson, Matt Town, Andrew Wilson

Details

August 2013
24 black and white, 5 line illustrations
189 pages
24.4x17.2 cm
Society for Post Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series
ISBN: 9781843838517
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HDD, 1DBK, 2AB, 3J
BISAC SOC003000, HIS015000
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Archaeologists, power and the recent past - Chris Dalglish
Open-air museums, authenticity and the shaping of cultural identity: an example from the Isle of Man - Catriona Mackie
Loyal yet independent: archaeological perspectives on remembering and forgetting World War I on the Isle of Man - Harold Mytum
Public engagement at Prestongrange: reflections on a community project - Melanie Johnson and Biddy Simpson
Archaeology for all: managing expectations and learning from the past for the future - the Dig Manchester community archaeology experience - Michael Nevell
Rediscovering, preserving and making memories at community archaeology projects - Robert Isherwood
Politics, publics and professional pragmatics: re-envisioning archaeological practice in Northern Ireland - Audrey Horning
Archaeology, politics and politicians, or: Small p in a big P world - James Dixon
'No certain roof but the coffin lid': exploring the commercial and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of the post-medieval burial resource - Terry Brown
'No certain roof but the coffin lid': exploring the commercial and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of the post-medieval burial resource - Natasha Powers
'No certain roof but the coffin lid': exploring the commercial and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of the post-medieval burial resource - Janet Montgomery
'No certain roof but the coffin lid': exploring the commercial and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of the post-medieval burial resource - Andrew Wilson
'No certain roof but the coffin lid': exploring the commercial and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of the post-medieval burial resource - David Bowsher
'No certain roof but the coffin lid': exploring the commercial and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of the post-medieval burial resource - Julia Beaumont
'No certain roof but the coffin lid': exploring the commercial and academic need for a high level research framework to safeguard the future of the post-medieval burial resource - Robert C Janaway
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - Andrew Wilson
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - Natasha Powers
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - Janet Montgomery
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - Jo Buckberry
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - Julia Beaumont
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - David Bowsher
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - Matthew Town
'Men that are gone...come like shadows, so depart': Research practice and sampling strategies for enhancing our understanding of post-Medieval human remains - Robert C Janaway
Reflections: Dialogues Between Past, Present and Future: a Commentary on Engaging the Recent Past - Siân Jones

Reviews

(A) useful and enjoyable book which will serve as a good introduction to the issues it raises for those unfamiliar to them. ARCHAEOLOGICAL JOURNAL

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