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    Conference Review: 3rd IHC HerMA Conference

    Originally published at http://arqueologiapublica.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/conference-review-3rd-ihc-herma.html IHC International Conference in Heritage Management, 30th September – 2nd October 2016   by Kenneth Aitchison HerMA as a concept is both a conference and a degree – it is the Masters in Heritage Management, delivered jointly by the University of Kent and the Athens University of Economics and Business, and it is an annual three-day conference that is both an intrinsic part of the degree course and an opportunity for international heritage management issues to be presented and discussed. The conference is held in Elefsina, an industrial town just west of Athens that will be a European Capital of Culture in 2021.   The 2016 meeting was the 3rd annual conference, with over 40 speakers presenting…

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    ANHER at World Archaeological Congress

    Kenenth Aitchison and Arek Marciniak of Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu jointly presented a paper on the ANHER project at WAC-8. The paper’s title was e-archaeology.org – ANHER and Centres of Integrated Heritage Teaching Excellence. It was presented in a session called Educating the Masses: New Approaches to Teaching Digital Archaeology, which stimulated valuable discussion about the methodology used and how the products will be delivered. Download the Powerpoint here: ANHER_WAC

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    Discovering the Archaeologists of the World at World Archaeological Congress-8

    The WAC-8 Organising Committee have accepted a session proposal from Kenneth Aitchison of Landward Research Ltd and Katsu Okamura of Osaka City Cultural Properties Association – Discovering the Archaeologists of the World. This session will take place during WAC-8 in Kyoto, Japan between 28th  August and 2nd September 2016. It has been accepted within Theme 05 – Comparative Archaeologies in the Globalized World.  Abstract:Employment in archaeology around the world, the challenges it faces as a profession, and how we can usefully compare professional national archaeologies as a phenomenon in the globalized world. In 2012-14, the Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe project found that there were approximately 25,000 professional archaeologists working in…

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    Discovering the Archaeologists of the World

    Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe 2014 has shown that measuring archaeologists’ capabilities is a tool that can be used to plan for the development of the profession, development that is necessary to enhance to protection and interpretation of the global archaeological resource. A special issue of Archaeologies: the Journal of the World Archaeological Congress (vol. 10, no. 3) entitled “Discovering the Archaeologists of the World” has been published by WAC, containing two articles by Landward Research Ltd staff. Kenneth Aitchison was the guest editor for this volume, which included five articles, all of which were written by contributors to the Discovering the Archaeologists of Europe project. Editorial: Discovering the Archaeologists of the…