This article reviews current strategies for the protection of cultural heritage in Jordan and reports on a new Italian American-Jordanian project, which aims at developing a new regional archaeological museum for the Governorate of Madaba, central Jordan, which may serve as an educational tool and a springboard for local development and sustainable tourism.
All that is left of him is his proud, regal face forever stuck in gold, and the epithet “wide-ruling,” that Homer used to define the man’s haughty, proud spirit. Yet, for his latest book published by Einaudi, Giulio Guidorizzi has chosen Agamemnon’s ‘case’, as the lens through which he describes the Homeric world, its heroes and its values.
Memory and Earthquake: the Pilastri Excavation Project (Emilia Romagna, Italy) toward a shared community archaeology approach
This is the case of the Pilastri excavation project which started without a clear public engagement strategy but is now pointing toward a more participative and structured one.
Watching the world with Blu’s eyes
ABSTRACT – Blu is a short animated film by artist Andrea Camerini aimed to promote the System of Museums and Parks of the Livorno Province: a really new and powerful way to foster the love of our local wonders.
The monuments men of Libya
With Daesh militia at their heels, a handful of brave Libyan archaeologists completed the excavation of the Haua Fteah cave in Cyrenaica, symbol of the prehistoric population of North Africa. Thus a piece of our history was preserved.
Light on the new Salinas museum
Archeostorie asked historian and archaeologist Flavia Frisone to describe the new Salinas Museum and how the citizens of Palermo welcomed its opening.
Love during lockdown. Eros is spying on us from the Olympus
ABSTRACT The quarantine has forced Eros, the young God responsible for “love at first sight”, to lay down his bow and arrow. He is relaxing, he is happy, but…
Ajax: life as a wingman
ABSTRACT Ajax: life as a wingman is part of the series #raccontidalmuseo (stories from the museum) in the time of the Coronavirus. This project was launched by the Archeostorie Magazine during the…
Instagram streaming sessions as a form of archaeological communication: the case of the Colombare di Negrar project
By Chiara Boracchi – What happens if a study day is cancelled because of the pandemic and your excavation team cannot share the latest results of its research through “traditional” formats? You may decide to organise a webinar. Or you may decide to carry out an experiment.
Research Recruitment Using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Advertising: challenges and potentials
Insufficient participation in online surveys is an issue that this proposed recruitment strategy aims to address. Online methods of recruitment, and especially the use of social media advertisements (ads), offered a new avenue of grasping users’ attention in order to raise awareness, catch the interest and recruit potential participants in the research. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to report on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter advertising as a mechanism for recruiting research participants into a study investigating the experiences of those who do (or do not) follow museums on social media. The current work aims: (1) to demonstrate the use of social media ads as a significant recruitment method of participants in digital heritage research, (2) to present the lessons learnt from the use of targeted advertising on social media for a specific research project, and (3) to discuss the methods and approaches followed across the three platforms compared to standard advertisement measures provided by the platforms and marketing benchmarks.