Beyond Art/Archaeology

Research and Practice after the ‘Creative Turn’

Authors

  • Antonia Thomas University of the Highlands & Islands
  • Daniel Lee University of the Highlands & Islands
  • Ursula Frederick Australian National University
  • Carolyn White University of Nevada, Reno

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.33150

Keywords:

Art/Archaeology, Creativity, Interdisciplinarity

Abstract

This forum aims to go beyond the usual art/archaeology discussions to explore the possibilities – and challenges - for work which might push beyond what is traditionally accepted as either art or archaeology. The articles comprise a diverse range of responses from academics and practitioners working creatively with heritage—in its broadest sense—from a range of disciplinary perspectives. This introduction sets these responses into context through the discussion of several interlinked themes - interdisciplinarity, practice, participation, and relevance - which surface throughout the forum.

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Author Biographies

Antonia Thomas, University of the Highlands & Islands

Antonia Thomas is a Lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute.

Daniel Lee, University of the Highlands & Islands

Daniel Lee is Lifelong Learning and Outreach Archaeologist with the Archaeology Institute at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Ursula Frederick, Australian National University

Ursula Frederick is ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at The Australian National University.

Carolyn White, University of Nevada, Reno

Carolyn White is Associate Professor in Anthropology and Mamie Kleberg Chair in Historic Preservation at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Published

2018-02-19

How to Cite

Thomas, A., Lee, D., Frederick, U., & White, C. (2018). Beyond Art/Archaeology: Research and Practice after the ‘Creative Turn’. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 4(2), 121–129. https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.33150

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Creative Archaeologies Forum