Archive for September, 2018

Published in Switzerland: An Archaeology of the Future

Friday, September 28th, 2018

New paper published in Switzerland (in German):

Holtorf C. (2018) “Was hat Archäologie mit mir zu tun? Eine Archäologie der Zukunft.” Archäologie Schweiz 41 (3), 24-29.

Welche Rolle spielt das Kulturerbe in unserer Gesellschaft und wie kann Archäologie zur Bewältigung aktueller und künftiger gesellschaftlicher Herausforderungen beitragen? Wie muss sie sich verändern, um zukunftsfähig und gesellschaftlich relevant zu bleiben? Mit diesen Fragen beschäftigt sich Cornelius Holtorf an der Linnéuniversität (Kalmar/Växjö, Schweden).

The paper will be made available in open access on 1 Jan 2019.

How best to plan for disaster…

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

“How best to plan for disaster….” — 13 Theses for further discussion first presented as part of the session on Disaster-led Archaeology: Anticipations and Responses to Heritage-Impacting Catastrophes, held at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Barcelona, Spain, September 2018.

The theses are based on the following paper:

Holtorf, C. (2018) Embracing change: how cultural resilience is increased through cultural heritage. World Archaeology 50 (4), Open access: https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2018.1510340

Embracing change

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

“Cultural resilience, risk preparedness, post-disaster recovery and mutual understanding between people will be best enhanced by an increased ability to accept loss and transformation.”

New article by Cornelius Holtorf about heritage and resilience, available in open access.

Holtorf, C. (2018) Embracing change: how cultural resilience is increased through cultural heritage. World Archaeology50 (4), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2018.1510340

Perpetual Uncertainty

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Daniel Lindskog was commissioned to take photographs of the amazing Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition recently shown at Malmö Art Museum and curated by Ele Carpenter.

Here is his amazing photoessay!

Kulturarvssektorn är dåligt förberedd för framtiden

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Mottot för Europaåret för kulturarv 2018 är “Vårt kulturarv: där historien möter framtiden.” Men kulturarvssektorn är dåligt förberedd för framtiden, tycker Cornelius Holtorf and Anders Högberg i senaste numret av tidskriften Respons (nr. 4, 2018, 7-8). Open access 

Contract Archaeology and Sustainable Development. Between Policy and Practice.

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

We are proud to introduce Ulrika Söderström’s Licentiate Thesis: Contract Archaeology and Sustainable Development. Between Policy and Practice which was defended on 13 Sept 2018. The main aim of her research is to study how heritage and archaeological knowledge can be applied in practice to meet the aims of Agenda 2030, in particular goal no.11 Sustainable cities and communities. See also news