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ASHA READING GROUP (SYDNEY)

24 August 2017

ASHA is initiating a reading group for historical archaeologists in Sydney!

This is a semi-regular (quarterly) opportunity to catch-up with other historical archaeologists and discuss themes of interest.

The venue, topic and facilitator will change with each event. There will be opportunities to start similar events in other places once we get going.

The first topic is 'Historical Archaeological Interpretation', in preparation for the upcoming conference, with Abi Cryerhall as this topic's facilitator.

This event will be held on Thursday 24 August, 6pm, at GML Heritage (Level 6, 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills).

Primary reading (please read this one as a priority):

  • McManamon, F. Archaeological Messages and Messengers in The Heritage Reader, Fairclough, G, 2008.

Additional readings:

  • Heritage Council of NSW, Heritage Information Series - Heritage Interpretation Policy.
  • Lewis, K, 2000, Imagination and Archaeological Interpretations: A Methodological Tale, Historical Archaeology, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 7-9.
  • Ireland, T, 2016, Up Close and Personal: Feeling the Past at Urban Archaeological Sites, Public History Review, Vol 23, pp. 43-55.

The event is free and open to anyone who is interested, however, RSVPs are essential (to secretary@asha.org.au).

Please also get in touch if you are having difficulties sourcing the papers.
Expressions of interest for the next venue, topic and facilitator are also welcome.