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Automotive Archaeology - with Jon Summers for The Revs Program at Stanford.
Ten Things - an archaeological view of design.
Borderlands - Tyne to Tweed - a regional archaeology of the Roman north - as chorography.
The archaeological imagination - Left Coast Press, 2012.
Archaeology in the Making - edited with Bill Rathje and Chris Witmore - discussion about the state of archaeology with Sue Alcock, Lewis Binford, Victor Buchli, John Cherry, Meg Conkey, George Cowgill, Ian Hodder, Kristian Kristiansen, Mark Leone, Randall McGuire, Lynn Meskell, Mary and Adrian Praetzellis, Colin Renfrew, Michael Schiffer, Alain Schnapp, Patty Jo Watson, Alison Wylie. Routledge 2012.
Archaeology - the discipline of things - with Bjornar Olsen, Tim Webmoor and Chris Witmore. University of California Press, 2012.
Theatre/Archaeology - with Mike Pearson - Routledge, 2001
Art and the Early Greek State - Cambridge University Press, 1999
Classical Archaeology of Greece Routledge, 1996
Interpreting Archaeology: Finding Meaning in the Past - edited with Ian Hodder, Alexandra Alexandri, Victor Buchli, John Carman, Jonathan Last and Gavin Lucas. Routledge, 1995
Experiencing the Past Routledge, 1992
ReConstructing Archaeology - with Chris Tilley. Cambridge University Press, 1987
Social Theory and Archaeology - with Chris Tilley. Blackwell Polity, 1987
Archaeology and photography - a pragmatology - with Connie Svabo and for a new collection of studies investigating archaeology's contemporary relevances; edited by Alfredo Ruibal for Routledge
Chorography - then and now - for a workshop on chorography, Durham July 2012
Mobile media photography: new modes of engagement - with Connie Svabo and for a book about digital snapshot photography
Heritage and the Arts: a paradigm in design - The Reinwardt Memorial Lecture - Amsterdam May 2012
Heritage - a design paradigm - and other topics - a series of seminars and lectures, Göteborg February 2012
The Revs Program at Stanford - launched April 2011
Human-centered Design - Dublin 2010 - three talks on the role of the Humanities in design, strategic planning, and cultural policy. Humanities Institute of Ireland - November 2010
Echoes of the past - antiquarians, chorography and topography - a new piece with Chris Witmore for the journal Performance Research - Summer 2010
FARO at Tongeren - the future of cultural heritage management - a commentary, of sorts, on The European Convention of Faro: Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Council of Europe, 2005) - Tongeren (Flanders, Belgium) - February 2010
The Hill of Tara: an undecidable - intervention at an international symposium held at University College Dublin - October 2009
Archaeology - risk society - with Chris Witmore - a statement about archaeology's place in contemporary society - full title "Memory practices and the archaeological imagination in risk society: design and long term community" - connects with the work of Stanford Strategy Studio
A theory of assemblage - TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) 2009 Stanford - the (in)famous archaeology conference series has arrived in the US!
Designing digital media - perspectives from the Humanities and Arts - a talk for a colloquium at Stanford in association with the INVENTIO initiative - April 2009
Presence - the conference - Exeter University UK March 2009 - the Presence Project came to this culmination after five years work. I introduced Lynn Hershman and delivered a keynote. A book from Routledge Archaeologies of Presence is on the way.
Scott and Gell - Walter Scott and William Gell: from Marmion to the Morea - some lessons in topography and topology for contemporary reconstructions of antiquity. A talk at Brown University - March 2009
Long term perspectives on innovation - Emerce Rotterdam - an interview with Erwin Boogert of Emerce magazine (Netherlands) - December 2008
Life Squared SFMOMA - our work with Lynn Hershman Leeson reached San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - November 2008 - February 2009
International Advisory Board, Rotterdam - I have joined this prestigious group to offer perspectives on cultural heritage as an essential component of economic development in the largest port in the world - [link] - November 2008 - May 2011
Next Web Salon, Amsterdam - a small group of Dutch (mainly) information technophiles. I talked about storytelling and the web - September 2008 [link]
Video as social agent - introduction to three new works commissioned by the Tate Gallery - September 2008
The (digital) future of the university museum - keynote at the UMAC Conference, Manchester UK - September 2008
Digital Humanities - a vision - some thoughts from summer 2008
Designing digital tool kits for the Arts and Humanities - an intervention at "Bamboo" Planning Project, Berkeley April 29 2008 (a project between Berkeley and Chicago to work with the Mellon Foundation in building infrastructures and tool kits for research in the Arts and Humanities)
Figure-ground relationships and the archaeological imagination - Keynote at "Art is History" - graduate symposium, San José State University - April 12 2008
Archive and memory in virtual worlds - for the Media X Annual Conference, Stanford - discussion with Pat Hanrahan, Vladlen Koltun, Byron Reeves and Jeremy Bailenson - March 2008
Entitled Opinions - with Robert Harrison - a radio talk on KZSU about the origins of agriculture (and much more) - February 5 2008
Artereality - a manifesto for arts education in the US - written with Jeffrey Schnapp (Stanford Humanities Lab) for a new collection - Art School: Propositions for the 21st Century, edited by Steven Madoff, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009)
Cultural Property - for the Oxford Companion to Law - 2008.
TAG 2007 York UK - reworking Shanks and Tilley - a conference session looking back at my work in the 80s with Chris Tilley - December 2007.
Collaboration and research networks in the Humanities - Getty Research Institute - November 2007.
The future of the museum - discussion with Dominic Willsdon and Rudolf Frieling of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - November 2007
Life Squared - an animated archive - a talk in Manchester - Manchester Whitworth Gallery - November 2007 - A symposium on Lynn Hershman - Life-squared-Manchester.mov.
Beyond Powerpoint - Google tech talk on presentation software - November 2007.
With Lynn Hershman in Seed Magazine - October 2007 - discussing our particular conjuncture of art and science.
Symmetrical Archaeology - World Archaeology 39 (4): 589-96 (2007). Also appears in Spanish in Complutum 18: (2007)
Symbolic and structural archaeology Looking back over 25 years of archaeological thinking, 25 years since the publication of "Symbolic and structural archaeology" - just reprinted by Cambridge University Press. Thoughts about the book and its impact on archaeology - comments about the way archaeology works in universities, about communities of academics, rather than about the ideas behind processual and postprocessual archaeology.
Life Squared Montreal - September - December 2007 - a manifestation of the mixed reality archive of Lynn's work at the Dante Hotel, San Francisco 1972
Archive 3.0 - the colloquium - a Stanford Humanities Lab brain trust - Stanford Humanities Center - May 2007
Social theory - for a new encyclopaedia of archaeology.
An interview with Douglass Bailey - Studii de Preistorie 3 : 5-10 (2005/2006) . (Bucharest). An IM conversation May 16 2006.
Collaboration Some experiences and comments. For a colloquium at Stanford Humanities Center. February 2007.
Landscape, Archaeology, Chorography: encounters in the Scottish borders. A talk at Brown University, December 2006. Here I connect new ideas about media as mode of engagement (see below) with regional and landscape archaeology - sketching out deep-mapping as a project in a contemporary chorography, that old antiquarian genre.
Media as modes of engagement - remarks on antiquarians in the Scottish borders. Society for the Social Study of Science, meetings in Vancouver November 2006. This reflects upon how media, new and old, work in scientific disciplines, indeed how we understand media generally. The idea of medium as mode of engagement is worked out here and in several other papers listed below.
Digital media, agile design and the politics of archaeological authorship in T. Clack and M. Brittain (eds) Media and Archaeology, Left Coast Press, 2007. New approaches to the design of information in an heretical empirics. A talk originally given at TAG 2004, Glasgow.
Postprocessual archaeology and after in C. Chippindale and H. Maschner (eds) Handbook of Archaeological Method and Theory, Walnut Creek, Altamira, 2007
Symmetrical archaeology - talk TAG (Theoretical Archaeology Group) Sheffield UK, December 2005
The Perfume of Garbage: Modernity and the Archaeological with William L. Rathje and David Platt, Modernism/Modernity 11:61–83 (2004) - Special Issue Archaeologies of the Modern
Three rooms: archaeology and performance Journal of Social Archaeology 4: 147–180 (2004)
Media - eigenvectors - defining the design characteristics of media in the light of information science and technology - a conversation between media architect Sam Schillace and Michael Shanks
Metamedia - a discussion document from the consolidation of my lab (Metamedia) in 2003 - originally drafted with Cliff McLucas in Sicily in 1999 - first definition of medium as "mode of engagement"
Archaeology/politics in J. Bintliff (ed) The Blackwell Companion to Archaeology, Oxford, Blackwell, 2004
Towards an archaeology of performance Paper introducing and discussing the session Creating an archaeology of performance, SAA Meetings, Denver 2002
The future of the past in post-industrial society Lecture delivered in Örebro 2001. Later appeared in H. Westin (ed) Industrial Heritage as Force in Democratic Society, Stockholm, National Heritage Board, 2001
Culture/Archaeology: the dispersion of a discipline and its objects] in I. Hodder (ed) Archaeological Theory Today: Breaking the Boundaries, Cambridge, Blackwell Polity, 2001
Photography and the archaeological image - in B. Molyneaux (ed) The Cultural Life of Images: Visual Representation in Archaeology, London, Routledge, 1997
Landscape - Bohuslän with Mark Johnson. World Archaeology Congress, Delhi 1994. Moving from and against phenomenological understanding of landscape
The archaeological imagination - for Evzen Neustupny in M. Kuna and N. Venclová (eds) Whither archaeology: archaeology at the end of the millennium: papers dedicated to Evzen Neustupny, Archaeological Institute, Prague 1993
The life of an artifact Lecture (edited) delivered in Leiden - 1993. Later appeared in Fennoscandia Archeologica 15:15–42 (1998)
Archaeologies of the contemporary past Lecture (edited and translated from the original French) delivered in Paris - 1993. Later appeared in A. Schnapp (ed) Une Archéologie du Passé Récent?, Paris, Fondation Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, 1997
mshanks.com - weblog on all things archaeological
archaeographer - portfolios in archaeography
Traumwerk - archaeological dreamwork - under reconstruction
Three Rooms - an archaeology of three performances - migrating
Sicily - 33 archaeological moments - migrating
Microlecture - Archaeology - implications for historiography
Microlecture - Archaeology::three antitheses