#FinallyFriday is here at last!
Finally Friday will return in December, watch this space!
We are happy to present a monthly online session hosted by Matilda Siebrecht. She pairs archaeology and journalism with a healthy curiosity into the past, crafts, experiments and much more.
#FinallyFriday is all free of charge and open access for both EXARC members and non-members alike. We bring together two EXARC members with overlapping interests which they discuss from different perspectives. You can listen in, and ask questions or present your take on the subject. Following on the discussion, our specialists will go live in an interactive session with those who tuned in. After that, we go to the virtual pub! See you then, a great way to start the weekend!
#FinallyFriday will be streamed via Discord at 17:00h Amsterdam time. It includes a live question and answer session from people who are tuned in (that could be you). All free to join so for those interested in finding out some of the specialisations of archaeology, here's a nice and easy way to start! Follow this link to enter the server: https://discord.gg/MJTUwc8. Once you click, you are prompted to present yourself in 1, 2 sentences and then one of us will let you in.
EXARC on Discord
EXARC established an online forum for interaction between both EXARC members and non-members. Using Discord, a free voice and chat application, we can discuss various topics and have a true “coming together” despite the distance. Discord is a free platform that specializes in chat, image and audio communication between users in a chat channel. It runs on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux and in web browsers. It is used to virtually bring together communities of any size and function.
Getting around the EXARC Discord
When you click on the link to join us on Discord, you will see a few elements in your browser or in the application. Here are a few important features to learn about to get started. Below, you can see an image of how Discord appears... read more ↓
When you click on the link to join us on Discord, you will see a few elements in your browser or in the application. Here are a few important features to learn about to get started. Below, you can see an image of how Discord appears.
On the left side of the screen, you will see a list of all of the text and voice channels which are available to you. To enter any of the text channels, simply click on the name of the channel and the messages will appear in the main panel.
Text channels have a hash icon before them, such as #meet-and-greet highlighted below. When you enter the EXARC Discord please introduce yourself in this channel so that we can identify genuine participants.
You can also join the #the-pub or #casual-chat channels, highlighted below.
Voice channels have a speaker icon before them (for example “FinallyFriday” in the image below). When you click to join a voice channel, you will start hearing the speakers through your headphones or computer speakers. Unless you are a presenter who is currently answering questions, your microphone will remain muted.
If you want to ask a question about the Finally Friday presentation, you can use the dedicated text channel, which is called “#finally-friday-chat”.
When you wish to chat, you can find the message box in the lower part of the application’s screen.
Older text messages from the channel that you are exploring are visible in the large central box.
You can see who else is in the EXARC Discord server in the participants list on the right side of the screen.
Those are the fundamentals of what you’ll find when you enter the Virtual Pub. We’re looking forward to helping you get started.
How we use it
Before each EXARC Discord event, we will publish a link for access to the server – just follow it and you’re in. Everybody is welcome! When you enter the EXARC server, you land in the “server-announcements” text channel. Discord combines text and voice channels, and we have created several different channels for different purposes.
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Asking for help
If you run into problems, you can reach out to the EXARC Volunteers in any text channel - just include the tag @Volunteers (followed by the tab key) and we won’t miss your message.
Meet the team
|Host||Audio Production||Transcription||Overall Support||Showrunner|
|Matilda Siebrecht||Libbe Sambiria Bjerknæs||Josephine Bersee||EXARC Secretariat||Caroline Jeffra|