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Ewan muses about how his Roman archaeological research in Australia can intersect with public and applied history.

Roman Archaeology in Australia…

Roman archaeology in Australia — how to apply in Aussie context? What can I do? I envision this being teased out over several posts.

I want to engage with Public and Applied histories here (and abroad)

Initially, confused, but after some musing, lots of possibilities. Firstly, we can:

Firstly, it is integral to stress as Karen Milek does that archaeological scientists — and I would argue historians — “have an ethical obligation to improve the accessibility and portability of archaeological science in order to enable citizen science” — or, I would argue again, its historical manifestation: public history — and to do so public participation, publication and outreach elements of archaeological (and epigraphic) research need to become embedded components of practices, “not an addendum relegated to ‘impact statements, ‘open days’ or ‘public engagement events’.” (Milek 2018: 41, 43) reword, from thesis.

Reading List

Marwick 2021

Ancient history in a modern university: proceedings of a conference held at Macquarie University, 8-13 July, 1993: to mark twenty-five years of the teaching of ancient history at Macquarie University and the retirement from the chair of professor Edwin Judge / edited by T.W. Hillard