Update – the actuality of the archaeological past

Michael Shanks writes. Welcome to a new, and long overdue, website sharing the work of our studio/lab at Stanford. In this contemporary condition of global stasis I offer some orientation on the lab’s projects, past and ongoing. [Link – a talk for SAP Moscow on global crisis April 2020] Current projects – [Link] Research Creation…

A conversation on the state of archaeology in Tunisia

Nejib Ben Lazreg, Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisia Archaeolog: what are the pressing issues facing archaeology in Tunisia today? Ben Lazreg: First of all, conservation. Rapid economic development has occurred over the last 30 years. The quality of live is changing. People are building more and more houses in step with the state investing in…

A Response to The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece (2007) by Yannis Hamilakis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

by Elissa Z. Faro (Dartmouth College) January 20, 2009. On this historic day, when Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America, the issues that Hamilakis considers in this book – the relationship between the modern nation-state and its historical and material past – resonate anew. Hamilakis’ book…

Digital Desiderata: the Future of Archaeology’s ‘Second Life’ in Augmenting Media (1.1)

A conversation at the Metamedia Lab with Torin Golding (avatar), the creator of ROMA, the largest archaeological site in SecondLife. Digital technologies are changing the nature of scholarship. Far from an exception, archaeology too is changing. It may be that archaeology is traditionally thought of as a ‘down and dirty’ profession, done ‘out there’ in…