Shooting Archaeologists – in York!

Happy New Year and greeting from York! I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be giving another seminar about the Off The Record survey findings this Tuesday at 5:15 at the University of York, which you are welcome to attend in person or to stream online. This seminar expands on the paper I gave at the World Archaeology Congress last year and I’m very glad to be able to give more detail and context this time around, so if you came to WAC please still consider tuning in for the director’s cut, as it were.

Here is the spiel courtesy of Dr Sara Perry:

YOHRS returns next week with Kate Rogers (University of Southampton) on Shooting Archaeologists: Uncovering the Relationship Between Archaeology and Documentary Filmmaking at 5.15pm, Tuesday 31 January in King’s Manor 159. Wine will be served from 5.15pm, with presentation starting at 5.30pm. Please join us in person or online!

Shooting Archaeologists: Uncovering the Relationship Between Archaeology and Documentary Filmmaking
Tuesday 31 January 2017, 5.15pm
Speaker: Kate Rogers (University of Southampton)

Who calls the shots in archaeology documentaries – and why? This research investigates UK archaeology’s relationship with UK documentary filmmaking, historically, currently, and with an eye to future directions. Uniquely however, this relationship is considered from the angle of film production as seen from an archaeological perspective. The results from the 2016 ‘Off the Record: Archaeology and Documentary Filmmaking’ survey will be presented and analysed, providing an up-to-date profile of the experiences and attitudes of UK archaeologists who have worked in archaeology documentaries between 2006 and 2016. This new evidence allows us to move the debate about archaeology’s representation in documentary from one primarily reliant on anecdote, to one grounded in evidence, enabling us to better define archaeology’s place within the media, and documentary’s place within archaeology.

Location: King’s Manor / 159

Free & open to all. Join us for wine at 5.15pm, with talk beginning at 5.30pm. This is a YOHRS (York Heritage Research Seminars) event live-streamed through

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