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A R E A ARchives of European Archaeology. A research network dedicated to the history of archaeology, with particular emphasis on the archives of the discipline, their promotion and preservation. AREA I- II. participating projects. Belgium Service de Préhistoire, Université de Liège

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A r e a archives of european archaeology
A R E AARchives of European Archaeology

A research network dedicated to the history of archaeology,

with particular emphasis on the archives of the discipline,

their promotion and preservation


AREA I- II

participating projects

  • Belgium

    • Service de Préhistoire, Université de Liège

  • France

    • Departement des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Bibliothèque nationale de France

    • Ministère de la Culture, sous-direction de l'archéologie

    • Musée des antiquités nationales au Musée de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

    • Archives nationales

  • Germany

    • Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin

  • Greece

    • Δ/νση Αρχείου Μνημείων & Δημοσιευμάτων, ΥΠ.ΠΟ.

  • Italy

    • Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

  • Netherlands

    • Archeologisch Diensten Centrum (Bunschoten)

    • Rijksdienst voor het OudheidkundingBodemonderzoek

  • Spain

    • Centro Andaluz de Arqueología Ibérica, Universidad de Jaén

  • Sweden

    • Department of Archaeology, Göteborg University

  • UK

    • MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge


participating projects

AREA III

  • Belgium

    • Department of History, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • France

    • Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), Paris

  • Germany

    • Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Freiburg University

  • Greece

    • Archive of Monuments, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens

  • Ireland

    • Department of Archaeology, University College Cork

  • Poland

    • Poznan Archaeological Museum, Poznan

  • Spain

    • Centro Andaluz de Arqueología Ibérica, Universidad de Jaén

    • Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, Granada

  • Sweden

    • Department of Archaeology, Göteborg University

  • UK

    • Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

    • The Butrint Foundation, London / University of East Anglia


aims

  • To encourage research on the history of archaeology.

  • To study, catalogue and help preserve the main archives bearing on the heritage of the discipline.

  • To investigate the interrelations between thedevelopment of archaeology and the formation of cultural and political identities.


dual track

research

documentation


The Archives

  • Museums and Archaeological Collections

  • Antiquarian Archives

  • Universities and Research Centres

  • Archives of Libraries

  • State and Public Archives

  • Church Archives

  • Local Archives

  • Private Archives

  • Excavation reports and field notes

  • Descriptions of artifacts

  • Photographs, sketches, maps

  • Exhibition notes and catalogues

  • Correspondence

  • Administrative documents

Types of Material


Temporal Scope

  • from the Paleolithic

  • to the present day

Geographic Scope

  • Europe

  • and beyond


dual track

research

documentation

dissemination


AREA on the web

http://www.area-archives.org/


Research Resources

  • The Archival Database


the database

  • Organised according to the ISAD standard

  • Access implementation for local use

  • Web implementation using ASP

  • Currently contains:

    • over 3000 records, representing

    • 350 repositories in 10 countries

    • descriptions ranging from archival fonts to items


Research Resources

  • The Archival Database

  • The Antiquarian Bibliography

  • Hosted Databases

  • Virtual Exhibitions

  • Internet Links

  • Bibliography

  • Academic course material

  • Publications

  • Discussion Forum


Resources for Archaeological Archives

  • Guidelines for organising and describing archives

  • First-aid for archives

  • Network/connectivity between archives and experts



standardisation

  • structure of information

  • indexing - keywords - thesauri

  • language


interoperability

  • dedicated portals

  • metadata

  • multilingual thesauri


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