Archaeological perspectives in information science

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Mon, 09/11/2017 - 07:34

A panel at the 2017 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Crystal City, Virginia together with Michael Olsson (UT Sydney), Ixchel M. Faniel (OCLC Research), Marija Dalbello (Rutgers) and Costis Dallas (University of  Toronto).


Archaeology is a domain that has intersections with information science and technology research both as an empirical domain of investigation and as a perspective to inquire into how people interact with information. The aim of this panel is to highlight this interdisciplinary nexus of diverse engagements and to explicate how archaeology has informed and could inform information science research and practice in the future, and how empirical information science research on archaeological practices has enhanced our understanding of both archaeological work and human information behavior and practices in general.