2012 Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference
Archaeological Insights and Civic Engagement:
Saturday, 6 October 2012, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Hosted by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey/Prairie Research Institute and Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois
The theme for the 2012 Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference is public engagement. Our focus explores the numerous approaches taken by historic archaeologists to educate non-archaeologists about how archaeological information provides insights into past lives and events throughout the Midwest. In doing so, we seek to address the challenges of attaining meaningful civic engagement that goes beyond mere dissemination of findings.
This year, we have divided the conference into two distinct parts. The morning session will center on a series of more formal 20-minute presentations covering specific examples of public outreach archaeology here in the Midwest, followed by an open discussion forum.
Please contact Mark Branstner at the Illinois State Archaeological Survey for any questions or information regarding this year's conference.
Mark C. Branstner / 217-244-0892 / email@example.com
[posted July 31, 2012]