Search for a Seamless Narrative: Thoughts on Engaging the General Public Through Writing and Other Means

Author(s): Anne-Marie Cantwell

Year: 2016

Summary

Diana diZerega Wall has a distinguished career in Archaeology working as a pioneer in large-scale urban excavations, as a museum curator, and as a university professor.  In each of these endeavors, she has made it a priority to bring the major implications of her scholarship, and that of archaeology itself, to a wide array of general audiences.  Much of this has been done by analyzing, with a contemporary eye, huge amounts of archaeological and historical data, collected for various reasons and in various ways, and then transforming the results into a compelling narrative.  This paper presents some examples of the ways in which she has successfully engaged the general public to think about the role that archaeological research must play in any meaningful discussions about such pressing issues as urbanization, race, colonialism, and gender.  

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Search for a Seamless Narrative: Thoughts on Engaging the General Public Through Writing and Other Means. Anne-Marie Cantwell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434548)

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PaperId(s): 1224