Our Satura Lanx presents papers on any topics concerned with the relationship between archaeology and the contemporary world. Submissions to this section are open throughout the year: articles will be published online as soon as they are ready and then included in the corresponding volume. Any original and innovative contribution that can answer these compelling questions from an international to a local scale should be submitted by April 18th , 2021

Our Topic of the Year section includes articles that analyse a specific subject. Our choice for Volume 4 is Connective (t)issue. Exploring current networking approaches in public archaeology. Papers related to this section must be submitted by the deadline indicated below in this Call for Papers.

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Connective (t)issue. Exploring current networking approaches in public archaeology

“Connective (t)issue. Exploring current networking approaches in public archaeology” wants to explore how physical barriers impact archaeological projects with strong community programs, debating on how archaeologists manage to keep connected with the stakeholders and among them.
This topic is particularly actual since the current pandemic situation has changed the ways we traditionally interact with stakeholders and the surrounding environment. Due to the implementation of the necessary social distancing measures, digital interaction has become the new normal, accelerating the pace of the evolution of networking. As a consequence, many of the major organisations dealing with heritage reacted to the situation, aiming at providing guidance and proposals to fill the gaps left by the forced digital transformation.

How did museums and archaeological areas adapt their own communication strategies to address local and global contexts? In which ways did the economic downturn and the current pandemic situation impact the relationships among the communities? How did the available technologies and tools find renewed application in this prominently digital context? Which are the benefits/pitfalls for the stakeholders with the extension of the F.A.I.R. (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles to archaeological data?

We are interested in any original paper which covers one of the following themes:

  • Adapting and leveraging community-based projects: novel ways to cope with time and space constraints in research, resources and sites management.
  • New opportunities and experiences in digital archaeology: description and evaluation of innovative case studies, approaches, and methodologies towards digital transformation, creative communication examples.
  • Education in archaeology against the digital divide, from the local communities to the academy: solutions to mitigate or overcome the analogue/digital boundary.

The deadline for the full papers is set for April, 18th, 2021.

Almansa-Sánchez, J. 2020. Spaces for Creativity in Mediterranean Archaeological Heritage Management. Advances in Archaeological Practice. 8(3): pp. 275-287.

Dries, M. H., van den, Linde, S. J. & van der and Streker, A. 2015. Fernweh. Crossing borders and connecting people in archaeological heritage management. Essays in honour of prof. Willem J.H. Willems. Leiden: Sidestone Press. Available at: https://www.sidestone.com/books/fernweh 

Mol, E., Ariese-Vandemeulebroucke C., Politopoulos, A., Boom, K. H. J. (Eds) 2017. The Interactive Past. Archaeology, Heritage, and Video Games. Leiden: Sidestone Press. Available at: https://www.sidestone.com/books/the-interactive-past 

Moore, T. & Tully, G. 2017. Connecting landscapes: examining and enhancing the relationship between stakeholder values and cultural landscape management in England. Landscape Research. 43(6): pp. 1-15. DOI: doi:10.1080/01426397.2017.1360471.

Richardson, L., Law, M., Dufton, J.A., Ellenberger, K., Eve, S., Goskar, T., Ogden, J., Pett, D. and Reinhard, A. 2018. Day of Archaeology 2011–2017: Global Community, Public Engagement, and Digital Practice. Internet Archaeology. (47). DOI: 10.11141/ia.47.10 

The Network of European Museum Organisations 2021. Follow-up survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums in Europe – Final Report. Available at: https://www.nemo.org/fileadmin/Dateien/public/NEMO_documents/