CARARE session at EAA 2017 Sept. 1, 2017 - Sept. 1, 2017, Maastricht, Netherlands

CARARE at EAA 2017
Towards digital infrastructures for open, participatory, public archaeology

Time: 10:00 - 12:45

Session Theme
The Valletta Convention: the next 25 Years

On the 25th anniversary of the Valletta convention, this session aims to explore how digital infrastructures are providing new ways to make connections between those involved in the protection of the archaeological heritage, researchers, commercial archaeology and the public.  The Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro 2000) sets out the rights of people to access, participate, and benefit from cultural heritage and contribute towards its enrichment. 

Digital infrastructures such as ARIADNE, Europeana and CARARE are creating new opportunities to access aggregated digital archaeological resources from across Europe.  National infrastructures such as those of the Archaeology Data Service and the Data Archiving and Network Services offer access to grey literature reports and archaeological archives.  Other initiatives are exploiting digital technology to involve members of the public in reporting finds, in digitization projects and crowd sourcing campaigns to photograph protected monuments.

This session aims to explore how digital tools and services can engage the public with archaeology, and moves towards a truly participatory and open social archaeology, unlocking its value to foster citizenship, innovation, economic growth, employment and social cohesion. 


  • Archaeological research practices,infrastructures and needs in the digital environment:a European survey
    Prof. Dallas, Costis - Faculty of Information,University of Toronto; Digital Curation Unit, IMIS - Athena Research Centre;Ms Chatzidiakou, Nephelie- Digital Curation Unit, IMIS - Athena Research Centre; Dr Benardou, Agiatis - Digital Curation Unit, IMIS- Athena Research Centre (Present­ing author)
  • Connecting Research and People.Developing an interactive platform for Research Frame­ works in England
    Archaeologist Miles, Daniel - HE- Historic England (Presenting author)
  • Seeing the Light of Day: unlocking the community and research potential of archaeological archives
    Ms Fernie, Kate - 2Culture Associates (Presenting author)
  • Beyond the sharing in archaeology
    Lauzikas, Rimvydas - Vilnius University Faculty of Communica­tion (Presenting author)
  • CITiZAN's digital toolkit: allowing citizen scientists to monitor England's at-risk coastal heritage
    Ostrich, Stephanie - CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network); MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) (Presenting author)
  • Re-discovering archaeological heritage using mobile technologies. The case of non-accessible monuments of ancient Thessaloniki
    PhD Candidate Theodoroudi, Eleftheria - AUTH (Presenting author); Prof Kotsakis, Kostas - AUTH; Ass. Prof. Kasvikis,Kostas - UoWMO 
  • Teaching about archaeological finds via web-based quiz and identification application
    Mr Kimber, Andres - University of Tartu (Presenting author); Mr Sikk, Kaarel - University of Luxembourg