Cornelius Holtorf, Anders Högberg and Harald Fredheim co-organized and co-chaired the session “EAA2500 – Thinking the Future in Archaeology and Archaeological Heritage Management” at the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) in Bern, Switzerland (7 September 2019).
In a packed room speakers from Sweden, Japan, the US, the UK, Serbia, Australia, Italy and the Netherlands discussed with the audience:
- how do different perceptions of the future inform how archaeology is practiced and heritage is managed today?
- which future do archaeologists and heritage professionals actually work for?
- what kind of archaeology and heritage will be needed in the future (and how do we know)?
- how can we build capacity in future thinking (futures literacy) among archaeologists and heritage professionals?