The moment has come to put an end to the project, and I would like to extend the invitation for you to participate. After three years researching archaeological heritage management and public archaeology in the Mediterranean, I had the honor to meet many of you and learn a lot about the challenges we face in our daily practice. Soon, I will be able to share all the results of the project, open access as always. Meanwhile, I would like to have a small celebration in the form of a free open event where you can all put your brick on this big wall.
The event will take place next April virtually, and we will try to make it accessible to all of you in one way or another. If you receive this call, and you are willing to participate in any of the activities, do not doubt we will do our best to find a way against technological issues. Although English will be the running language for the live events, we do not want language to be a barrier, so there will be an option to participate in your own language in the proceedings.
The general topic of the conference will be: “Archaeological practice and society in the Mediterranean” as broad as it sounds. Society (us, today, not past societies) will be the main concept and any action that explores the relation between society and archaeology in the Mediterranean will be welcome. But also approaches to archaeological heritage management and the archaeological profession in the Mediterranean, or general theoretical approaches to public archaeology from the Mediterranean.’
The deadline to receive proposals will be FEBRUARY 15, 2021.
You will be able to choose between these options:
- Photographic essays on Twitter and Instagram [English].
- The Tower of Babel: Poster essays [Poster in English + optional 2000 words essay in any language of the Mediterranean].
And also participate (active attendants) in the live panels that will take place; the virtual social events and the gatherings, like the edit-a-tone of bibliography that we are planning for that week.
*all accepted contributions will be later published in a Special Volume of AP: Online Journal in Public Archaeology(free open access, indexed in Scopus)
Photographic essays on Twitter
Format: Up to ten images (only plain images, no text slides or similar allowed) with their caption in 280 characters.
Running: Once accepted, a time will be allocated to share them during the conference. They will be published as a thread, adding in the first one the hashtag #pubarchMEDfin and tagging @JaimeAlmansa in the first image. More specific guidelines will be shared prior to the event. For any doubt, or if you don’t have Twitter but want to participate, contact Jaime.
Photographic essays on Instagram
Format: Up to ten images (only plain images, no text slides or similar allowed) with their caption and 2200 characters limit (all together).
Running: Once accepted, a time will be allocated to share them during the conference. They will be published as one post, adding in the caption the hashtag #pubarchMEDfin and tagging @JaimeAlmansa at the end. Important: You can participate only if your account is not set as private. More specific guidelines will be shared prior to the event. For any doubt, or if you don’t have Instagram but want to participate, contact Jaime.
The Tower of Babel: Poster essays
Language: English / Optional, a 2000 words essay in English or any of the Mediterranean languages.
Format: [poster] Equivalent to a print A1. Free style. You can send it in any format and we will transform it into image. [essay] You can extend the contents of the poster in a 2000 words essay to be published with it.
Running: Once accepted, the poster (and essay) will be uploaded to a gallery of posters in #pubarchMED web and people will be able to see it there. During the conference, there will be special social events to gather for the posters, so you can interact with other colleagues and ask-answer questions.
Remember to submit your contribution proposals before February 15, 2021 (abstracts preferably in English and under 200 words).