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Festival of Archaeology 2015 - Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This July, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is delighted to be supporting the 25th Festival of Archaeology. Coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA), this annual celebration of archaeology offers more than 1,000 events across the UK, providing everyone with a way to discover, experience, explore and enjoy the past.


This year’s Festival of Archaeology takes place between 11th and 26th July and will give an estimated quarter of a million people the chance to get hands-on with their heritage.

The Festival is made up of events hosted and run by museums, heritage sites, local societies, community groups, national heritage bodies, national parks, and volunteers right across the UK. The resulting event is a two week celebration of everything archaeological.

Events are mostly free to attend and are bookable through the Festival of Archaeology website.

We are also pleased to be able to offer readers a special 25% discount on an annual membership of the CBA, using the promotional code CAMSCH15. To find out more about membership, visit the CBA website.

As part of our celebration and to mark Cambridge Scholars Publishing’s increasing number of books focusing on archaeology and cultural heritage, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on three of our best-selling related titles. To find out more about each title, click on the respective images.

This book examines existing experiences in various parts of the world in order to offer solutions and new ways of both managing the protection of cultural heritage and sustaining the preservation of archaeological remains in times of economic crisis, which represent a major threat facing archaeological heritage worldwide. Themes addressed in this volume include: environmental harmonization; management and best practices in sustainability; management action plans; risk mitigation and confrontation; research in conservation; preservation and technologies; shelter protection; restoration, coordination and site use; illicit excavations and trafficking; protection of collections and movable finds; preservation of intangible heritage at sites and monuments; and heritage and the economy. The book offers useful documentation for maintaining high standards in the field of archaeological heritage, while searching for new ground for synergies and fresh initiatives in order to confront the new challenges archaeology is currently facing.

This volume is a collection of current work in medieval archaeology, adopting a comprehensive view rather than a local or regional perspective, allowing scholars from different regions access to research from across the medieval world. The majority of the papers were presented at the First Annual Conference in Medieval Archaeology, held at the State University of New York at Cortland in 2013. This conference gave those located in North America with an interest in medieval archaeology, both of Europe and the Mediterranean world, a chance to see what the latest developments were in the discipline. This volume includes both methodological and theoretical approaches, such as integrating remote sensing with laser scanning or exploring the definition of ethnicity. Chapters include Viking Vinland, castles in Ireland and England, several Byzantine and Islamic-era sites in the eastern Mediterranean, and various other topics, ranging from a church in Hungary to the social construction of the medieval diet.

In recent years, heritage has grown exponentially, beyond the reach of the conservation of monuments and into the realms of economic growth, community development, and human rights. But how have shifts in the meaning of “heritage” changed its study? And how will heritage continue to evolve in the future? Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making responds to these questions by charting developing trends over decades of heritage scholarship. This volume presents a snapshot of the field today, addressing the influence of new thinking on heritage, and its current and future trajectories. Should heritage be viewed as a “resource” to be cashed in on, or a “tool” for political engagement and representation? Or should heritage be seen as it first was, as the significant remains of the past? At a turning point in the study of this topic, this volume explores the complex ways in which we use the past to construct meaning in the present and arms readers—both theoretically and methodologically—to participate in the much-needed debates facing the heritage world today.

To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code ARCHAEOLOGY15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd August 2015.

To find out more about the Festival of Archaeology, please click here.

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