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Problematizing Digital Archaeology: A Call for a Conversation

Thursday 14 October 2021
Digital Archaeology Group
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
F1.02 (and online)


Advancements in the digital world constantly promise new ways of archaeological education and practice. We are pushing the envelope in archaeology using cutting-edge tools and technologies. One of the most recent innovations, Artificial Intelligence (AI), is now famously called “the new electricity.” Each generation appears to be more digitally literate; the memory of floppy disks is fading away, and punch cards belong to the museum. We indeed have tremendous computational possibilities today, but what are the implications of digitalization in our discipline?

This talk aims to collaboratively shed light on some of the critical issues in digital archaeology. We will opportunistically visit topics, such as digital metaphors, myths, labour, platformization, automation, and militarization. During the talk, we will highlight key problems and ask relevant questions. We will conclude by offering some informed pathways, if not solutions. 

Meeting on Zoom

The meeting is both on campus as well as on Zoom.


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