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’
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
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
Last weekend I took a day off from mad-thesis-writing and went to Bregenz, Austria, to see the Turandot. This is the main opera of this summer opera spiel fest, a festival now in its 20? Year, famous for its stage on the waters of the Constance lake. Indeed, the stage is amazing! The open-air theatre can accommodate an audience of 5,000, while the orchestra plays … Continue reading Bregenz Opera Festival
I have finally updated my academia.edu profile! Here it is: https://manchester.academia.edu/ChiaraZuanni Continue reading Academia.edu
Last year I attended the first Italian National Public Archaeology Conference, in Florence. My review of this event has just been published by Arqueologia Publica (free registration to download it). The conference, organised by Chiara Bonacchi, was a great success, dealing with cultural heritage legislation, communication, economic and social aspects, and discussing few interesting digital heritage projects (for example, those based on Aurasma and Wikitude, of which I have blogged last November). … Continue reading Public Archaeology in Italy: conference review
Yes, the title is correct. A convinced classicist, archaeologist, wannabe museologist, today had the crazy idea of going on a workshop in the business school. Actually, it was not such a drama – though the fact that we were in a room on the 10th floor sounded like a good test for our resilience to the idea of enter the world of economics!And yet, all the … Continue reading A workshop on…business
Recently, I read an interesting discussion about the value of multi-author blogs against single author blogs. An example of the critique against single author academic blogs is available here. One of the interesting arguments is that multi-author blogs guarantee a wider variety of good and more frequent contents. One author will struggle to keep the blog updated and at the same time have a certain … Continue reading Thinking of guest posting
It’s not a long time I have converted to a smartphone, but I have already found a group of app I cannot live without. So, a quick post about apps I find very useful. First of all, a quick reminder about the importance of having a tracking app (personally, I use “Where’s My Droid” – but there are many of them around): not only it … Continue reading Apps I cannot live without
In this previous post, I have briefly introduced the idea of culture shock. I had concluded that post, by wondering if – with all the preparation I had done – I had anyway experienced a kind of culture shock or not. The answer is probably “Yes”, I had my fair numbers of troubles – and reflecting on the idea of culture shock has helped me … Continue reading My culture shock?
Culture shock is the process of readapting into a new environment (generally it is used for new countries, but it can also refer to new works or social environments), and it is generally divided into four or more phases: The “honey-moon phase”: this is generally the first period, when everything is still exciting and people fell in love with their new environment. The “negotiation phase”, … Continue reading Culture shock anyone?
I started blogging about two years ago, firstly with a blog about one of my hobbies (that was a great way to get started blogging, without having to focus too much on the contents – a win-win situation with lot of practice and no pressures), then with a blog about archaeology (now closed), and finally last year I decided to set up this one, “Finding … Continue reading To blog or not to blog?
What’s so exceptional about British English? Surely, if I’m blogging in English and you’re reading this, it should not be a problem. However…if you’re studying for the first time in the U.K. it’s very likely you’ll start to doubt whether you’re really understanding all the comments you’re receiving. Luckily, someone has provided the right help! This little translation guide has been shared many times around … Continue reading Understanding British language