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#FinallyFriday: Sustainability - Then and Now

How can archaeology and heritage, which are generally involved with events and technology from the past, contribute to current climate issues? #FinallyFriday guests Sarah Sutton and Kirsten Dzwiza share their complementary approaches in using ideas and depictions from the past to deal with present environmental issues.

Sarah Sutton is the founder of Sustainable Museums, which aims to help cultural institutions become more sustainable in their practices, and contribute towards climate action. Dr Kirsten Dzwiza is the founder of the Amatek Institute, which aims to raise awareness of how ancient technologies can be used as sustainable solutions to modern ecological challenges...

ReConference 2021

After the success of the 2018 #ReConference organised by Hands On History, we are happy to announce the return of this multidisciplinary event focused on Living history and Re-enactment! During the 5th to 7th of November 2021, we will be supporting Hands on History, Ratobor and the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo in providing a platform for all those involved in this fascinating approach to connecting the past and present.

This will all be taking place in the immersive and stimulating environment of the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo, Norway. There will be no sitting still for three consecutive days. Instead, imagine the smell of smoke...

Survey: Applying LARP to Experimental Archaeology

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As a science, Archaeology is always trying to expand its methods of studying the past. One method is through experimentation of Historical practices, or put simply Experimental Archaeology. This discipline involves attempting to learn how certain things were done in ancient cultures, like carpentry without metal tools or spinning wool without modern technology. Due to its investigative nature, Experimental Archaeology often adopts new methods, such as Live Action Role Play...