Archaeology Identity Past -- representation of the
Trinity College Dublin
Russell, I. 'Images, representations and heritage: moving beyond modern approaches to archaeology', [poster] Dublin: Trinity College Dublin. Long Room Hub, 2006. ('Unlocking the Treasures' Long Room Hub Launch Posters: 2006)
This poster describes a new edited volume by Ian Russell. Recent archaeological theory has shown that images of the past have carried a particularly strong resonance within modern social groups. This volume explores the immeasurable impact that the phenomenon of archaeology has had on the representation of the past in the modern world. This volume begins a discourse on the implications of performing archaeology in a world dominated by modern trends of mass production, mass replication and representation of cultural forms and mass consumption of images of the past. The contributors explore to what extent we are experiencing a crisis of representation of the past due to contemporary consumption of mass-produced replicas, simulations, images and experiences of the past. To work through this crisis the contributors in this volume are exploring opportunities for development within archaeological thought and practice. This volume signals a fundamental revision of archaeology - not what it is, but what it can do.
Exhibited at 'Unlocking the Treasures', a colloquium and poster exhibition to mark the launch of the Long Room Hub on June 14th 2006
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