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Title: Digital Media in Public Archaeology
Author(s): Bonacchi, Chiara
Editor(s): Moshenska, G
Sponsor: University College London
Citation: Bonacchi C (2017) Digital Media in Public Archaeology. In: Moshenska G (ed.) Key Concepts in Public Archaeology. London: UCL Press, pp. 60-72.
Keywords: digital heritage
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2017
Abstract: The twenty years following the mid-1990s witnessed a step change in the communication landscape, which can be summarised under the label of new digital media. In this period, the popularity of the Internet and mobile technologies has become more widespread, and previously distinct media forms have been progressively converging into fewer and ‘newer’ ones (Casey et al. 2008: 57–8; Castells 2010; Castells and Cardoso 2005; Lister et al. 2009: 420; Livingstone and Das 2009). An additional development since the early 2000s has been the shift from a straightforwardly informative World Wide Web to a more dramatically interactive Web 2.0 and 3.0, better equipped to support collaboration (e.g. O’Reilly 2005). This chapter will discuss the transformative roles of new digital media in public archaeology. It will focus on addressing key aspects relating to digital engagement, and thereafter explore pos- sible applications of ‘media-as-data’ (Housley et al. 2014: 7) for public archaeology research.
Rights: This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Gabriel Moshenska (ed.), Key Concepts in Public Archaeology. London, UCL Press, 2017. Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at

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