Interpretation

Archaeological Live Interpretations, Docu-Soaps and Themed Walks: Similarities and Differences

S. Willner,
S. Samida and
G. Koch (DE)
2013 EXARC meeting at Csiki Pihenökert (HU)
***Since the 1990s, experience-oriented historical communication has been steadily increasing. Yet in-depth research of forms of historical representation and acquisition such as museum theatre, themed walks, or time travel within docu-soaps has remained minimal...

Interpreting the Interpreter: is Live Historical Interpretation Theatre at National Museums and Historic Sites Theatre?

Ashlee Beattie (CDN)
2012 OpenArch meeting at Foteviken (SE)
***In his 2007 book, Living History Museums: Undoing History through Performance, Scott Magelssen describes the various reactions to his main line of enquiry: is historical interpretation theatre? The majority of the people he interviewed were museum curators and historical interpreters...

Sippe Ulfson (IT)

Member of EXARC
Yes

Everything which is shown is precisely reconstructed after a long and detailed study on archaeological findings of the chosen area.

The Official Goal of our Institute is to showcase the Celtic tribe of Volcae Tectosages from the III centuries BC, the Germanic tribes between the 2nd century BC and the 2nd century AD, especially the Chatti tribe, and the Celt-Iberian warriors who were part of Hannibal Barca's army when he invaded Italian Penisula in the 218 BC. We show Living History from 2008 with weaponry, clothes, wool working, hygiene tools, potteries and all things to characterize the three periods we portray.

From Mead to Snakebite - An Ethnography of Modern British University Sports Team Drinking Culture and its Parallels with the Drinking Rituals of the Viking World

Matt Austin (UK)
7th UK EA Conference Cardiff 2013
***The idea for this paper came, as these things often do, in a bar. The interesting twist was that instead of being an inebriated patron, I was actually working behind the bar observing the scenes of intoxicated students with a bemused expression. What began as a joke...

“You could See it [the Past] in your Mind”: What Impact might Living History Performance Have on the Historical Consciousness of Young People?

Ceri Jones (UK)
2012 OpenArch meeting at Foteviken (SE)
***Living history is used as part of a range of interpretive techniques to help young people experience and learn about the past at museums and historic sites (Samuel 1994). Although the benefits of bringing the past to life have been enthusiastically supported by costumed interpreters, museum and...

Cohors I Germanorum (DE)

Member of EXARC
Yes

It is hard to describe the strengths of Cohors I. Germanorum (pronounced Cohors Prima Germanorum) without lapsing into phrases. Of course we also want to:"Bring history to life", "Get artefacts out of the cabinet and bring them to life", "Bring Living history into the present". But that is what all other groups of performers want!

It is hard to describe the strengths of Cohors I. Germanorum (pronounced Cohors Prima Germanorum) without lapsing into phrases. Of course we also want to:"Bring history to life", "Get artefacts out of the cabinet and bring them to life", "Bring Living history into the present". But that is what all other groups of performers want!

Museum Burghalde Lenzburg (CH)

Member of EXARC
Yes

Our museum saves, researches, exhibits and interprets all periods from Palaeolithic up to the industrial period. With our archaeological collection, we organise workshops and exhibitions about experimental archaeology.

Our museum saves, researches, exhibits and interprets all periods from Palaeolithic up to the industrial period. With our archaeological collection, we organise workshops and exhibitions about experimental archaeology...

ARES - Archeologia, Reenacment e Storia (IT)

Member of EXARC
Yes

AReS (Archeologia, Reenactment e Storia) is a cultural non-profit organization, which raises the aim of highlighting the history of our country. We believe that to achieve this goal it is essential to involve the public, transmitting knowledge through direct contact as possible with the past...

ARES (Archaeology, History and Re-enactment) is a cultural non-profit organization, which raises the aim of highlighting the history of our country. We believe that to achieve this goal it is essential to involve the public, transmitting knowledge through direct contact as possible with the past. To this end, ARES uses different types of languages, some known, and others less common in Italy...

A Playground Amongst Museums - The Bauspielplatz: from an Open-air Youth Centre to a History Experience Site - an Unusual Development

Frank Kock (DE)
Being a Bauspielplatz [adventure playground] usually means that children have a place to meet, play, be creative, get in contact with animals and nature and even do ‘dangerous’ things - with some pedagogical guidance. It is part of local social work, similar to a youth centre...

Historia Vivens - Living History & Emotional Heritage (IT)

Member of EXARC
Yes

Historia Vivens is an Italy-based private project especially devoted to favour the rediscovering and promoting of the European heritage: historical sites, open-air living history and folk museums, theme parks and special archaeological projects, Living History and Folklore.

Historia Vivens is an Italy-based private project especially devoted to favour the rediscovering and promoting of the European heritage: historical sites...