Day of Archaeology 2011–2017: Global Community, Public Engagement, and Digital Practice

Richardson, Lorna-Jane, Law, Matt, Dufton, J. Andrew, Ellenberger, Kate, Eve, Stuart, Goskar, Tom, Ogden, Jessica, Pett, Dan and Reinhard, Andrew (2018) Day of Archaeology 2011–2017: Global Community, Public Engagement, and Digital Practice. Internet Archaeology. ISSN 1363-5387

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Abstract

The Day of Archaeology (http://www.dayofarchaeology.com) was a volunteer-led international archaeological blogging event that ran from 2011 to 2017. The project asked people who define themselves as archaeologists to submit one or more blog posts about their working day on a chosen day in June or July. This article explores the history of the Day of Archaeology project and the practicalities of running a large-scale collaborative blogging project, before examining some of the topics covered in the posts. An assessment of the impact of the project follows. Overall, we hope in this work to answer some of the basic questions regarding this type of collaborative, online, global engagement – what we did, who we reached, what they talked about – and also to provide some insights for any other similar initiatives that may follow us in the future.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 00:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68521
DOI: 10.11141/ia.47.10

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