Missed the session? Here's a summary of what we got up to...


The session consisted of a mixture of talks, discussion and a practical surgery to help archaeologists of all backgrounds understand the benefits and problems involved with using social media for community engagement and within archaeological projects.

The theoretical basis for the session is summarised in the abstract and the talks covered completed or on-going projects and broader reflections on the concepts behind social media use and synthetic approaches to the data generated by such projects.

The forthcoming publication will cover these topics in more detail.

Session Programme


This the programme for our session as it took place. It is adapted from the official CentralTAG programme.

Lecture Room 8 Thursday 15 December 9:00-17:00


Title
Section
9:00
Introduction
Lorna Richardson, Pat Hadley, Don Henson
9:10
I should be Tweeting? Poking? Blogging? What do those words even mean?
Exploring the complexities of social media and archaeology.
Doug Rocks-MacQueen
9:30
We're All in This Together
Andy Brockman
10:00
Why Archaeologists should ‘Like’ Facebook: the case study of Love Archaeology
Morgana McCabe, Jennifer Novotny and Rebecca Younger
10:30
The Megalithic Portal: 10 years and counting as a community of interest and social network
Andy Burnham
11:00
Coffee break
11:15
Perpetual beta as an archaeological attitude
Pat Hadley
11:45
Memories and 'media': The Personal Histories Project
Pamela Jane-Smith
12:05
Discussion
Chaired by Don Henson
12:45
Lunch
13:45
"Excava(c)tion" in Vignale - Archaeology on stage, archaeology on the Web
Stefano Costa and Francesco Ripanti
14:15
Twitter & Archaeology – creating a community of practice in 140 characters or less
Lorna Richardson
14:45
Discussion
Chaired by Don Henson
15:15
Coffee break
15:30
Social Media Surgery (Drop in session)

17:00
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