Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 135 items for:

Arts and Humanities x Contemporary and Public Archaeology x clear all

‘A Dirtier Reality?’ Archaeological Methods and the Urban Project

John Schofield.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6001 words.

Strait Street in Malta’s capital Valletta is an extraordinary street, and one that has fascinating stories to tell about its resident population and visitors over nearly 300 years. For...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

‘A Frame to Hang Clouds on’

William E. Boyd.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 10611 words.

In the archaeological context, a sense of the evolving landscape becomes especially important where there is considerable time depth or cultural sequencing inherent in a single site. The...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Absence

Severin Fowles and Kaet Heupel.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6085 words.

Archaeological methodologies direct our attention towards the study of present, material things. This is frequently praised as its greatest contribution to social theory. But humans...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Accounting for What We Treasure

Sheila Ellwood.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 5382 words.

Recent attempts to include and assess public heritage in the accounts of governments and charities are controversial. There are many kinds of value, not merely financial, and various...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Actor-Network-Theory Approaches to the Archaeology of Contemporary Architecture

Albena Yaneva.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6480 words.

The chapter contributes to unravelling how Actor-Network-Theory (ANT) as a method of inquiry might inform the archaeological understanding of the contemporary world. To illustrate this, the...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Afterlives

Michael Brian Schiffer.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6383 words.

This chapter develops and illustrates the concept of afterlife artefact, an important domain of modern material culture. A human that died or an artefact that lost functions or its...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Agricultural Heritage and Conservation Beyond the Anthropocene

Daniel Niles.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice

P ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 7087 words.

This chapter explores the contemporary significance of agricultural heritage, a concept in which the largely cultural and societal concerns for heritage preservation are shuffled into those...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Agriculture, Environmental Conservation, and Archaeological Curation in Historic Landscapes

Stephen Trow and Jane Grenville.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 7152 words.

This article describes the complex and ever-changing institutional, legislative, and academic framework relating to the management of nature and culture in the English landscape. It...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Aluminology

Mimi Sheller.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6216 words.

This chapter examines how the light yet strong metal aluminium shaped modern material cultures around practices and ideologies of speed and mobility. Aluminium-based light modernity became...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

America's Cherished Reserves

Hilary Allester Soderland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 9232 words.

This article examines the importance of the first consolidating legislation on National Parks in the development of America's national heritage. It considers the ‘public’ in its focus on...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract