The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Archaeology, the Public and the Recent Past

Edited by Chris Dalglish

Heritage, memory, community archaeology and the politics of the past form the main strands running through the papers in this volume.The authors tackle these subjects from a range of different philosophical perspectives, with many drawing on the experience of recent community, commercial and other projects. Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on both the philosophy of engagement and with its enactment in specific contexts; the essays deal with an interest in the meaning, value and contested nature of the recent past and in the theory and practice of archaeological engagements with that past.

Chris Dalglish is a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Glasgow.

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Published August 2013
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