Elisabeth Niklasson and Thomas Meier (eds)
Appropriate narratives
Archaeologists, publics and stories

 

Contents:

Preface

Programs of the Round Table in The Hague 2010 and the sessions in Oslo 2011 and Helsinki 2012

ELISABETH NIKLASSON – THOMAS MEIER
Appropriate narratives – an introduction

The nature of narratives

GERHARD ERMISCHER
A visit to the Motel of the Mysteries:
Stories and storytelling in archaeology

ELISABETH NIKLASSON
Archaeology as European Added Value

TUIJA KIRKINEN
Archaeological nature writing in the making of past landscapes –
an ecocritical approach to prehistoric wilderness in Finnish archaeology

The stakeholders of narratives

MICHAEL A. CREMO
A report from a person who appropriates archaeologists’ narratives for the public

DIANE SCHERZLER
“Selecting what is important for the reader”:
About appropriations and transformations of archaeology in the mass media

THOMAS MEIER
Archaeology and identity in a Bavarian village –
academic and local histories

JUTTA LESKOVAR
Neopaganism, archaeological content and the belief in “Celts”

Greece – for example ...

STELLA KATSAROU-TZEVELEKI
The Acropolis of Athens as imaginary neighbour in the local ‘homeland’

JOHN BINTLIFF
Public versus professional perceptions of an invisible heritage:
A Greek case study

HAMISH FORBES
It’s the fort that counts, Cultural marginalisation and alternative monumentality in a Greek community

The dangers of narratives

ESZTER BÁNFFY
Disarmed post-socialist archaeologies?
Social attitudes to interpreting the past –
an interim report from Hungary

About the authors