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EXARC Newsletter, Number 2017/02

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EAA 2017Call for papers: EAA

The European Association of Archaeologists hosts its annual meeting End of August, early September in Maastricht (NL). Expected number of participants is 1,500 people. EXARC assists in three different sessions, all of which have a call for papers open right now. Deadline for submission of papers is  15 March.

The sessions and their information:

1. (Re)construction of larger buildings based on archaeology

2. Illuminating the past, enlightening the future: experimental archaeology pioneering for societal development?

3. Using Live Interpretation, Living History / Re-enactment and Museum Theatre to interpret Archaeological Heritage

Annual General Meeting

EXARC is inviting to the Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place in the shoulder of our conference in April, the EAC10 in Leiden. Although the conference is booked full, all EXARC members are welcome, at no costs of course, to attend the AGM which will be on  Friday 21 April from 17:00h onward, at the Faculty of Archaeology, Einsteinweg 2 in Leiden (NL).

EXARC Journal 2017-1EXARC Journal 2017-1 out now

This year's first online issue of the EXARC Journal has just been published. It holds several important articles on the future:  "museums as good places" on the relevance of museums in modern society, and  "the potential of open-air sites" to mention just a few. There is lots in it about the Bronze Age too:  painting plaster in Thebes and the  reconstruction of Bronze Age ceramics in Siberia. All in all we offer five reviewed articles for members only and eight open access articles, open to all. Four of these are reviews of very interesting books about for example  Neolithic house reconstructions and  Lombard men's wear. We also share an  obituary of Steve Watts, primitive technologist and much more.

CLICK HERE FOR the 2017-1 Journal

Short survey about open-air museumsShort survey about open-air museums

Kristi Kovalenko is currently writing her master thesis on open-air museums at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems in Austria. More specifically, she is evaluating the appeal of the open-air museum and the provided experience at the site. We would kindly like to ask for your help, as most of you have visited open-air museums in Europe before. Could you please be so kind to take 5 minutes of your time and help Kristi with her master research, by filling out the online survey about your open-air museum visit(s), please before the end of February?  She would also be thankful if you share this with other people who have visited an open-air museum.


With regards,

Dr Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director
EXARC is the ICOM Affiliated Organisation representing archaeological open-air museums, experimental archaeology, ancient technology and interpretation. EXARC raises the standard of scientific research and public presentation among our membership through collaborative projects, conferences and publications.
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