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Financing Archaeology: the economic history of archaeology - perspectives of the past for the future
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
"Financing Archaeology" will address directly the issue of funding in archaeology at a time when funding for research is in jeopardy. By taking a long-range view of the ways in which archaeologists have dealt with limited funding (particularly government funding) in the past, the workshop will provide a historical background to current economic debates on funding and archaeology, tying the historical context firmly to the modern day. It also will also provide a platform for discussing public engagement in archaeology, and the (economic) value of archaeology in a broader social and political context. It is funded by a UCL Institute of Archaeology Research Network award.
This workshop is hosted by the UCL Institute of Archaeology History of Archaeology Network. For more information, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/archaeology/research/directory/historyofarchaeology_network.
9.30 - 10.00 Registration/Arrival
10.00 - 10.10 Amara Thornton: Introduction
Session 1: The Early Years - 19th Century
10.15 - 10.35 Gabriel Moshenska: Exchanging Mummies: networks, finance and public display
10.40 - 11.00 Thomas Kiely: Penny wise, pound foolish? The finances of the British Museum excavations on Cyprus, 1893 - 1899
11.00 - 11.15 Session 1 Questions
11.15 - 11.45 Tea/Coffee
Session 2: An Emerging Profession - late 19th and early 20th centuries
11.50 - 12.10 David Clarke: Managing financial constraint: two examples from late 19th century Scotland
12.15 - 12.35 Chris Naunton: "... of universal, profound and very touching interest. My topic is money." The Egypt Exploration Fund and the financial imperative
12.40 - 12.55 Session 2: Part 1 Questions
12.55 - 1.55 Lunch (not provided)
2.00 - 2.20 Rachael Sparks: Publicising Petrie
2.25 - 2.45 Sara Perry: Visual Economies and the foundation of the Institute of Archaeology (London)
2.50 - 3.05 Session 2: Part 2 Questions
3.05 - 3.35 Tea/Coffee
Session 3: Post War and Contemporary Period
3.40 - 4.00 Kenneth Aitchison: Developer Funding for Archaeology - A Contemporary History
4.05 - 4.25 Tim Schadla-Hall: Funding in the future - old ideas - new clothes
4.30 - 4.45 Session 3 Questions
Session 4: A Time of Crisis? Financing Archaeology Today
4.50 - 5.10 Lisa Westcott-Wilkins, Brendon Wilkins, Raksha Dave: DigVentures
5.15 - 5.35 TBC
5.40 - 5.55 Session 4 Questions
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