What do you think about…? Our blog’s brand new Reviews section
Have you ever attended a conference, session, workshop, lecture, show, or even watched a movie or a theatre play, or read a comic you would like to share? Have you organized an event and you would like to tell us how it went? We are launching the Reviews section in order to provide a platform for relevant events that are not communicated widely, sometimes because we do not dare to write about them. (Actually, not us. We are reckless.)
This new section will offer a platform to share and review a variety of events shortly after they take place and with a more fresh writing style, in contrast to the usual academic standard. We want to know what is going on out there and we want you to tell us.
This is why we will be posting whatever we watch or attend to, but we also want you to share with us your own perspective on those events. If you have attended an event that we have already reviewed but you have a different opinion, let us know. If you are planning to attend an event and are thinking about reviewing it, tell us. If you just want to rant a bit about something, tell us! The only limit is that it must be relevant to public archaeology and be about 500 words.
How to do it?
- Watch TV, go to the cinema, read the newspaper, or - if you have nothing better to do - go to an archaeological event*.
- Write a post of approximately 500 words about your thoughts. We don’t want plain descriptions; we want your opinion, so the approach should be a critical one.
- Were we faster than you? Don’t worry; we will still want to hear your view. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your text and we will get back to you within a couple of days.
- You are in the blog. We will acknowledge all the posts with links in the journal, although we are not sure if this provides academic credentials. It depends on the evaluation body and reviews are not valued highly anyway. But who cares about that?
*By event, we mean those weird movies about the past or cool archaeologists, political disputes in the news, but mainly conferences, workshops, etc.