Popular Outreach in Archaeology: Workshop

Wednesday 23rd of June

2.30 - 4.30pm

Dr Charlotta Hillerdal, University of Abderdeen; Dr Alice Watterson, University of Dundee

Dr Charlotta Hillerdal is senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. Her research interests concern the Scandinavian Viking Age, archaeological theory and Indigenous Archaeology. Over the last 10 years her main research focus has been with the community-based Nunalleq project, working collaboratively with the Yup’ik descendant community in Quinhagak, Alaska, to explore their archaeological heritage. As a research lead within this project her role has been especially with community engagement and outreach.

About this Session

Communication with the general public is of central importance for archaeological research, and archaeological discoveries often generates great interest outside of the profession. The inclusion of these aspects into your research project is also becoming increasingly important to funding bodies. In this workshop we will discuss the importance of popular outreach in archaeological research, explore different outreach ideas and provide some good examples of outreach products.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, paricipants will have gained familiarity with a range of different outreach options for archaeological research, and have reflected on the ways in which their own research could be communicated effectively to a general public.

Who might be interested?

This session will be of particular interest to doctoral researchers in archaeology at any stage of research.

Event contact: c.hillerdal@abdn.ac.uk 

Click Here to Register (Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis) 

First published: 26 May 2021