NASTA: Narrative and Storytelling in Archaeology

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The first NASTA conference will be hosted by graduate students from ACASA at the University of Amsterdam. The one-day conference will explore the role of narrative and storytelling in archaeology. Storytelling is sometimes seen as being controversial in scientific publishing, but it is also increasingly seen as an important way to present archaeological research and to convey information to non-specialist audiences. In this era of fake news where expert knowledge is often challenged or misappropriated we therefore invite contributors to consider the relationships between narratives, nations, knowledge, and (fake) news. What is the best way to give voice to our discoveries, and how can different forms of narrative shape understandings of the past in the present.
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