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H 276 x W 203 mm

270 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Nov 2020

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789698015

Digital: 9781789698022

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Archaeological Theory; Public Archaeology; Media; Cultural Studies; Frontiers; Borders

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Public Archaeologies of Frontiers and Borderlands

Edited by Kieran Gleave, Howard Williams, Howard Williams, Pauline Magdalene Clarke

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Select proceedings of the 4th University of Chester Archaeology Student conference (Chester, 20 March 2019) investigate real-world ancient and modern frontier works, the significance of graffiti, material culture, monuments and wall-building, as well as fictional representations of borders and walls in the arts, as public archaeology.



Foreword – Rebecca H. Jones ;
Public Archaeologies from the Edge – Pauline Clarke, Kieran Gleave and Howard Williams ;
Breaking Down Barriers: The Role of Public Archaeology and Heritage Interpretation in Shaping Perceptions of the Past – Richard Nevell and Michael Nevell ;
Roman Walls, Frontiers and Public Archaeology – An Interview with Rob Collins ;
Hands across the Border? Prehistory, Cairns and Scotland’s 2014 Independence Referendum – Kenneth Brophy ;
Breaking Down the Berlin Wall: Dark Heritage, Pre-Wall Sites and the Public – Kieran Gleave ;
The Political Dimensions of Public Archaeology in Borderlands: Exploring the Contemporary US-México Border – Maikin Holst ;
Cofiwch Dryweryn: The Frontiers of Contemporary Welsh Nationalism, as seen through the Creation of Contested Heritage Murals – David Howell ;
The Discomfort of Frontiers: Public Archaeology and the Politics of Offa’s Dyke – An interview with Keith Ray ;
The Biography of Borderlands: Old Oswestry Hillfort and Modern Heritage Debates – Ruby McMillan-Sloan and Howard Williams ;
Interpreting Wat’s Dyke in the 21st Century – Howard Williams ;
Envisioning Wat’s Dyke – John G. Swogger and Howard Williams ;
Watching Walls: Frontier Archaeology and Game of Thrones Emma Kate Vernon ;
Frontiers on Film: Evaluating Mulan (1998) and The Great Wall (2016) – Sophie Billingham

About the Author

Kieran Gleave is currently an archaeologist with the University of Salford. He graduated from the University of Chester in 2019 after graduating with a BA (Hons) Archaeology degree. ;

Howard Williams is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Chester and researches public archaeology and archaeologies of death and memory. He writes an academic blog: Archaeodeath. ;

Pauline Magdalene Clarke is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Chester, having recently completed both her BA (Hons) and MA there.