Publications

[list last updated in February 2017] Zuanni, C., 2017. Italian Museums and Twitter: an analysis of Museum Week 2016, in Archeostorie. Italian Journal of Public Archaeology 1. http://www.archeostoriejpa.eu/2017_4c/. This paper analyses the activities of Italian cultural institutions and Twitter users during Museum Week 2016, a global event promoting museums on this platform. The paper draws on recent research in the field of museum and heritage … Continue reading Publications

‘War in the Sunshine’ at the Estorick Collection

This Saturday, I took an hour off to go and visit the exhibition “War in the Sunshine: The British in Italy 1917-1918” at the Estorick Collection. There were the paintings and drawings by Sydney Carline (1888-1929), who was initially dispatched to the front as a fighter pilot and then became an official artist with the RAF. I loved these paintings, especially since they represented an … Continue reading ‘War in the Sunshine’ at the Estorick Collection

New Publication: ‘Religion in Museums’

This is a short post to announce that Religion in Museums: Today and Tomorrow, edited by G. Buggeln, C. Paine, and S. B. Plate and published by Bloomsbury is now out. I contributed to this book with a chapter, Archaeological displays: Ancient objects, current beliefs, in which I discuss how archaeological displays of religious objects are experienced by museum audiences today. The chapter compares the … Continue reading New Publication: ‘Religion in Museums’

New publication: Italian museums during #museumweek 2016

This is a short post to say that my new paper on Italian Museums during #museumweek 2016 has just been published in the first issue of Archeostorie (open access). This paper argues that more data analysis is required in order to develop a better awareness of museums’ audiences on social media. I used the case study of Italian Museums during Museum Week, particularly during the … Continue reading New publication: Italian museums during #museumweek 2016

Universal Histories and Universal Museums

I’m happy to announce that we have just launched a website for the Universal Histories and Universal Museums, the project I am now working as postdoctoral researcher. The project is led by Prof Sandra Kemp (V&A), Prof Hervé Inglebert (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre), and André Delpuech (Musée du Quai Branly) and it is jointly funded by the AHRC and LABEX. We will now be … Continue reading Universal Histories and Universal Museums

Data mining to understand the image of a city

I am happy to share a bit more of the work I have been doing in Liverpool in the last months, with Dr Beatriz Garcia at the Institute of Cultural Capital. As part of the ‘Liverpool 2018’ research project, which investigates the longitudinal impact of the European Capital of Culture Award for the city of Liverpool (which held the title in 2008), I have been … Continue reading Data mining to understand the image of a city

Conference Papers

[list last updated in July 2016] Liverpool 2018: Legacies of the European Capital of Culture 10 Years On – initial findings at the Liverpool 2018 workshop with Liverpool Culture (Liverpool, 1st July 2016). Liverpool Arts Lab – with Dr Beatriz Garcia, at AHRC Commons (York, 21st June 2016). Liverpool 2018: Legacies of the European Capital of Culture 10 Years On – poster and presentation at the University of … Continue reading Conference Papers

First World War trenches on M.Creino

During the Christmas break, I re-visited another part of the Italy-Austria First World War frontline in southern Trentino. Particularly, this post features the trenches on Monte Creino, which allowed the Austrian soldiers stationed here to control both the northern lake Garda and the valley of river Adige. On the Creino, there were two Austrian lines facing the Italian lines on the side of M.Altissimo. While … Continue reading First World War trenches on M.Creino

EAA Glasgow 2015

Last month, I presented a paper at the European Association of Archaeologists conference in Glasgow. I was in a section on digital archaeology and co-production, and I discussed the spinning statuette case-study as an example of how social media analysis can inform our understanding of audiences’ interpretation of – in this case, viral – news about archaeology. The video provoked indeed a huge response by … Continue reading EAA Glasgow 2015

My review of the DGUF conference ‘Is the public creating creating a different archaeology? Analyses of a power shift’

Last month, I was at the DGUF conference in Tubingen on public archaeology in Germany. I have now written a review of it, which you can read on the Arqueologia Publica blog. Here the link: http://arqueologiapublica.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/dguf-conference-2015-is-publiccreating.html Continue reading My review of the DGUF conference ‘Is the public creating creating a different archaeology? Analyses of a power shift’

Digital Invasion of Little Italy, Manchester

In the last month, me and two friends researched the history of Manchester’s Little Italy, an area of Ancoats which used to be the centre of the Italian community between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. All our work fed into a tour we organised in the context of Invasioni Digitali, an Italian initiative to crowd-source our cultural heritage and … Continue reading Digital Invasion of Little Italy, Manchester

Happy Easter!

…and since it’s Easter, I am going back to one of my first academic love, that’s Central Asian archaeology and history. Actually, this interest began as a curiosity about the influence of Greek and Roman civilisation in Central Asia and the beginning of the Silk Route – however, due to a series of circumstances, I ended up doing my BA dissertation on the first millennium AD, … Continue reading Happy Easter!