I’m pleased and proud (and exhausted) to announce the publication of my latest edited collection. This open-access digital special issue of ten articles and an Introduction authored by me, appears in the online journal of public archaeology: AP. Edited by myself and Dr Lorna Richardson of UEA, it stems in part from papers presented at an innovative online conference organised by Lorna in 2017: the first #PATC (Public Archaeology Twitter Conference).
The AP special issue 8(2) is called Death in the Contemporary World: Perspectives from Public Archaeology:
The collection is a really distinctive set of original studies on aspects of the public archaeology and heritage of death, complementing the OUP co-edited book by Melanie Giles and myself from 2016: Archaeologists and the Dead, and my forthcoming co-edited book The Public Archaeology of Death.
Particular differences with this collection include discussions of the cenotaphic, monumental and digital aspects of public mortuary archaeology. A further key point is that the authors in this collection are a host of new voices in public archaeology, supported and augmented by an article by the veteran US mortuary archaeologist: Lynne Goldstein.
I feel privileged to have supported these scholars in publishing their work, and I’m particularly proud of the fact that it contains the first academic publication of my doctoral researcher: Carly McEvoy. Congrats Carly!
Special thanks to Jaime Almansa-Sánchez for seeing this through to publication and for all his support from start to finish!