Engaging Students and Communities About Archaeological Sites and Collections Through Digital Knowledge Mobilization

Author(s): Julie Woods

Year: 2020

Summary

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Students get quickly engaged with archaeological sites and collections when they use digital technologies to tell stories and connect with others. Yet, the wide array of tools available can lead to poorly conceived results when projects need to be completed in the space of one semester by undergraduate students. In this session I will explore options to train students in archaeological concepts, community engagement and knowledge mobilization while building digital skills, increasing cultural competency and emphasizing the ethical and legal considerations for sharing knowledge on digital platforms. Project examples will be shared from the 19th century Emily Dickinson Museum & Homestead in Amherst, MA and a tenement site in Roxbury, MA that was primarily occupied by Irish immigrants in the 19th-20th century. Projects include 3D printed artifacts for safe handling by young visitors and digital mini-collections designed to share a glimpse of 19th-20th century immigrant homelife.

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Engaging Students and Communities About Archaeological Sites and Collections Through Digital Knowledge Mobilization. Julie Woods. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457188)

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Keywords

General
Digital Engagement students

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
19th - 20th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 1003