Archaeology, materiality and geo-space half a century after the 'spatial turn'

Archaeology, materiality and geo-space half a century after the 'spatial turn'
8 March 2022, 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Online- via Zoom

In this lecture, I will be posing a range of questions and conducting a range of experiments into the materiality of both analogue and digital archaeological geospaces. To start with, I will be asking whether archaeological geospaces have materiality, that is, whether any meaning is attached to metrically correct representations of archaeological spaces based on their material nature. I will experiment with and reflect on the absence of artifacts in archaeological geospaces and why archaeological materialities are almost always articulated through architectural remains there. I will also be conducting experiments on what it might mean to have a really deep map of a particular archaeological place and whether we should really feel like we've accomplished something when we have so many layers and information to map a place. That is, I will be asking, whether more is really more when it comes to mapping archaeological spaces and if we really should be so enthralled by “Big Maps” in archaeology.

SpeakerPiraye Hacıgüzeller (University of Antwerp)

This seminar is co-hosted by the Digital Humanities Research Hub, University of London, UK, and Star-UBB Institute of Advanced Studies, University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

All welcome, but advance registration is required.


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