“Recipes for Public Archaeology” by Dr. Andrew McCarthy

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Announcing an ACOR Public Lecture:
Recipes for Public Archaeology: Libraries, Tourism, and Experimental Archaeology in Cyprus

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CAARI logo—”Free-field” style design from ceramic jug of bichrome ware (ca. 7th century B.C.) in Cyprus Museum

Dr. Andrew McCarthy
Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 6:00 pm
Reception to Follow

About the Lecture:

Heritage is an important and finite resource that appeals to many people. Archaeologists and historians, however, do not tend to be specialists in public outreach, which means that there are opportunities to engage the public with heritage that are sometimes missed. With increasing competition for both public and private funding, heritage workers must explore innovative ways to make research, protection, and presentation of past cultures relevant and appealing in today’s world. This lecture will explore some of the ways that the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) is working to help people in the 21st century engage with the past.

About the Lecturer:

Andrew McCarthy is an archaeologist and art historian with a specialization in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. He is involved in excavation, analysis and publication of several archaeological projects and also has interests in artifacts, archaeological theory and public archaeology. He has a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh where he is now a Fellow of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. He is the Director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia and the Director of the University of Edinburgh’s Prastio-Mesorotsos Archaeological Expedition.