Public Archaeology in Italy: conference review

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

Nationalism and Archaeology in Trentino

My paper at the Archaeology Seminars of the University of Bologna has just been published in this collection. This paper drew on my MA dissertation to explore the tensions between nationalisms and archaeology in Trentino, where the construction of a city museum in Trento in the 19th century led to a series of debates on the story there represented: were the prehistoric inhabitants of the area … Continue reading Nationalism and Archaeology in Trentino