A Strange and Continuing Journey: The Evolution of a Record of Antiquity to a Holistic Public Interpretation of the Historic Environment Facilitated by Technology

Author(s): Martin C Newman

Year: 2013

Summary

English Heritage’s National Record of the Historic Environment (NHRE) has gone through many changes since its inception by the former Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME). It incorporated the National Archaeological Record (NAR), the National Buildings Record (NBR) and maritime sites. During this time it has also moved from paper-based records through various database,GISand web developments. This paper considers how much this is just change in technology? To what extent has this changed what is being recorded and how, or has IT facilitated changes prompted by theoretical developments? Has the record changed fundamentally accompanying its various changes of name? The NRHE now contains sites more recent in date than the record of which they form part therefore can we look at its development from an archaeological perspective to see what this tells us about the development of archaeology? How is online delivery facilitating engagement with public audiences?

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A Strange and Continuing Journey: The Evolution of a Record of Antiquity to a Holistic Public Interpretation of the Historic Environment Facilitated by Technology. Martin C Newman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428502)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 538