S39
EXHIBITION - A picture is worth a thousand words: images of archaeological practice, past and present

Convenors:
Jodi Reeves Flores (University of Exeter)
Location:
Great Hall, Wills
Start time:
17 December, 2010 at 14:00
Session slots:
5

Short abstract:

Images play a major role in conveying archaeological data and practice.They also place archaeology in its wider historical and social context. Participants are welcome to submit an image relating to archaeology and a separate description of the image (max of 1000 words in length) for this exhibit.

Long abstract:

Images play a major role in conveying archaeological data and practice.They also place archaeology in its wider historical and social context. Participants are welcome to submit an image relating to archaeology and a separate description of the image (max of 1000 words in length) for this exhibit. Potential participants will need to submit the following: an image of archaeological practice, and a draft description to accompany the image. The image needs to be of high enough quality to be printed on A2 sized poster. The submission can consist of an image of past practice (for example, drawings of antiquarians excavating burrows or site plans), historical photographs and images of present practice (new excavation techniques, or students dealing with being in the field for the first time). As long as the subject matter relates to archaeology it will be considered. Participants will need to make sure they have the right to reproduce images that are not their own. The final draft of the description to accompany the photograph will have to consist of a 1000 words or less. The description should include basic information: illustrator or photographer, location, date, etc. It can also include short stories associated with the image, as well as an evaluation of its make up or meaning. Descriptions will be placed on a separate placard from the images itself (think art exhibition). Both the image and the description will be exhibited at the conference, and therefore need to be of appropriate quality. When proposing your contribution, a 100-word abstract will be sufficient.