Special Issue "Archaeology and its Media"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)
Prof. Dr. Annetta Alexandridis
Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University, GM 01 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-3201, USA
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Interests: ancient Greek and Roman art; humans and animals; archaeology and its media (photography, plaster casts); gender studies
The Past Made Present: Archaeology and Its Media
Archaeology is one of the few academic disciplines equally at home in the humanities and the sciences. With the scientific and technological sophistication in the field ever increasing, the media in use across the discipline deserve closer scrutiny, with regard to how they communicate research findings if not actually produce and shape such findings.
We are interested in the interplay of archaeology and these media, the scientific and socio-political agendas at play in archaeological research, and the impact of different media on knowledge production from an aesthetic, epistemic and cognitive point of view. Articles may focus on historical or contemporary phenomena.
We understand “archaeology” broadly. We are interested in all geographically, chronologically and methodologically distinct fields encompassed by the discipline, as well as in archaeological research beyond the academy and institutions such as the museum. Studies on “indigenous” (Hamilakis) or “vernacular” archaeologies are also welcome. In the same vein, “media” here includes all traditional and advanced technologies of visualization, reconstruction and reproduction as well as performative practices, from the slide lecture to reenactments.
Media – genres/technologies might include:
- casts (plaster, terracotta etc.)
- other kinds of reproductions
- 2D and 3D models and reconstructions
- the spoken word
- the human body
Dr. Annetta Alexandridis
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