Public Archaeology

Public Archaeology

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 9

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Pirkovič Jelka, doc. dr. Vidrih Perko Verena, izr. prof. dr. Gaspari Andrej

Concepts and values of the archaeological heritage. The importance of communication archaeological content and knowledge gained through archaeological methods. Developing the protection of the archaeological heritage in Europe and in Slovenia; modern international legal protection and institutions.
The position of the protection of the archaeological heritage in the Slovenian public. The importance of interpretation and presentation, and collaboration with the public for effective protection of archaeological sites. Principles of archaeological conservation, terminology, interdisciplinarity. Threats to the archaeological heritage, physical protection (terminology and definitions), principles and aims of preventive archeology. Information on archaeological heritage (record-keeping, registers, other documentation) and evaluation. Archaeological conservation measures and interventions. Basics of museology, museum communications and museography (the principles and history of museality, the principles of heritage collection, storage, and protection). Modern principles of heritage protection outside museums (eco-museums, cyber-museums). Case studies of archaeological site musealisations. The meaning of modern information and communication technologies in the interpretation of archaeological heritage.

Most part of listed texts is synthetic historical works and discusses the same topic. Thus students should consult primarily the chosen topics according to the lecture contents or professor’s suggestions.