ARCHEOSTORIE Journal of Public Archaeology is the open access peer-reviewed scientific journal that provides Italy with an arena to discuss issues such as the management and communication of archaeological heritage and, more widely, the role of archaeology into contemporary society. It produces insightful analyses on significant initiatives aimed at involving the public in archaeological and heritage issues, and bridging the gap between our past and modernity.
Despite the continuing growth of Public Archaeology as a field of studies, the Italian interpretation of the subject is still heavily under-investigated. As it was observed by Chiara Bonacchi (Public Archaeology, Vol. 12 No. 3, August 2013, 211–16 2009):
“This area is now beginning to be understood as concerned with the preservation, communication and public use of archaeology. However, the path towards a clearer definition of Archeologia Pubblica as a formal area of teaching and research requires further and more focused scrutiny if Public Archaeology is to become a way for Italian archaeologists to demonstrate public value and fight the consequences of the economic (and social) crisis we are experiencing.”ARCHEOSTORIE aims to fill this gap encouraging academic debate on Public Archaeology in Italy and promoting and coordinating related activities.
February 2017The core of Archeostorie. Journal of Public Archaeology consists of a Topic of the year section with papers that analyze a specific subject from several points of view, and a Satura Lanx section with papers beyond the main theme.
A News and Reviews section following the scientific papers provides readers with first-hand reportages and analyses of important events of the year. We also collect selected archaeological works of fiction in the Archaeotales section, as we are convinced that storytelling is a powerful way of involving people in the love and appreciation of our past. But let’s examine each section in depth.
Our choice for our first Topic of the year was Small but kind of mighty. Needless to say, we hope it to be auspicious for the Journal’s future. In fact, successful projects generally ‘start small,’ but are conceived by people who ‘think big.’ Even if they are actually ‘small,’ they can have an enormous impact on the community they grow in, or even on society at large. They may choose either to stay small or to grow, but in both cases they prove to be influential and powerful.
We looked for good small public archaeology projects whose powerful impact on society was clearly described and analyzed but, above all, measured. In short, we challenged archaeologists to evaluate their public outreach activities in depth. We are proud of the result and we consider it a first significant step towards the establishment in Italy of public archaeology as an accurate and stringent practice.Cinzia Dal Maso
Table of Contents
Topic of the year: Small but Kind of MightyLouise Zarmati
Memory and earthquake. The Pilastri excavation project (Emilia Romagna, Italy) toward a shared community archaeology approachGiulia Osti, Lara Dal Fiume, Simone Bergamini, Rita Guerzoni, Micol Boschetti, Valentino Nizzo, Margherita Pirani, Stefano Tassi
Caterina De Vivo
Carolina Megale, Carlo Baione
Stefania Mancuso, Maurizio Muzzopappa, Fabio Bruno
Satura LanxFrancesco Ripanti
Disciplinary locus and professional habitus: the roles of Researcher and Discipline within the socio-political and cultural domainsMassimiliano Secci
ArchaeotalesMariangela Galatea Vaglio
Marina Lo Blundo
Cinzia Dal Maso, Chiara Boracchi
Children's CornerGiovanna Baldasarre
ReviewsCinzia Dal Maso
Cinzia Dal Maso
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