CAA SIGARKWORK Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment
A special interest group Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment in Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology International Organisation
A comprehensive understanding of emerging digital practices, their underpinnings and implications is a key to understanding and developing the potential of computational archaeology, new methods, technologies and approaches, effectively managing the rapidly accumulating archaeological data and using them all for the benefit of archaeological scholarship and the society at large. CAASIG ARKWORK consolidate the on-going work relating to digital archaeological practices and knowledge work affiliated with the CAA community and forms a platform for developing and discussing research on digital archaeological practices and its repercussions both within and outside of archaeology with a direct benefit for the work of the CAA community and its members.
The core aim of this group is to use the CAA’s SIG format to raise the awareness of the empirical and theoretical research on digital archaeological practices and knowledge work and its implications for the work conducted within the CAA community and for archaeology at large.
- Create a friendly and open platform to discuss the role and research of digital practices and knowledge work in archaeology
- Promote the research activities in the field of archaeological knowledge production and use in digital environment, to make a push forward in knowing how archaeological knowledge is produced, how it is used and how to maximise its positive impact in the society.
- Act as a stakeholder platform and a transnational practice community providing guidance for novel research in the area of digital archaeological practices and knowledge work
- Forge closer collaborations between researchers already active in this field and allow for the training of researchers and other interested stakeholders both within and outside the current CAA community
- Consider wider implications of a better understanding of digital archaeological practices and knowledge work for archaeology and society
- Strengthen the transfer of expertise between academic and cultural heritage sectors and industries (including cultural, creative, construction and infrastructural industries), third sector, global and local communities and public bodies.
- Provide a platform to present and discuss evidence-based, theoretical and conceptual research and reflexive practices relating to digital archaeology, digital archaeological practices and knowledge work.