Archaeological information in the digital society

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Archaeology

Layman's description

Digitisation of archaeological information and cultural heritage assets has been one of the cornerstones of the digital society debate.
The project addresses a series of significant recognised challenges within archaeology and, because of the broad societal implications of archaeological information from cultural heritage, museums and media industry to community planning in the digitalised societ

Digitisation of archaeological information and cultural heritage assets has been one of the cornerstones of the digital society debate.
However, at the same time when nations have made considerable investments in the digitalisation of archaeological heritage, we know very little about its implications to the usability of archaeological information for different stakeholder groups from citizens to researchers, museum professionals, landowners and property developers. We know a lot about technical challenges, but very little
on how information practices influence the usability of information. The aim of the project is to 1) map the implications and opportunities of the digitalisation of information and information work in the domain of archaeology and material cultural heritage throughout the lifespan of archaeological information from the field to museums and community planning, and 3) to develop and evaluate conceptual and practical methods and procedures for enhancing archaeological information work in the digitalised environment. The project addresses a series of significant recognised challenges within archaeology and, because of the broad societal implications of archaeological information from cultural heritage, museums and media industry to community planning (the legal requirements to protect archaeological sites and its consequences to infrastructure development and land us such as construction of houses, roads and railways), in the digitalised society
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2013/01/012017/12/31

Participants

Related research output

Nicolo Dell'Unto, 2016, Digital Methods and Remote Sensing in Archaeology: Archaeology in the Age of Sensing. Forte, M. & Campana, S. (eds.). Springer, p. 305-322 17 p. (Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Giacomo Landeschi, Nicolo Dell'Unto, Ferdani, D., Anne-Marie Leander Touati & Stefan Lindgren, 2015, CAA2014 21st Century Archaeology: concepts, methods and tools. Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference on computer applications and quantitative methods in archaeology. Giligny, F., Djindjian, F., Costa, L., Moscati, P. & Robert, S. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 349-360 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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Related activities

Dell'Unto, N. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2015 Apr 1

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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