EAA in the year 2500

16:09 by Cornelius Holtorf

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?

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