MicroPasts: Learning Resources
While contributing to MicroPasts, you may have wondered about (a) the ultimate purpose of specific data collection exercises, (b) how certain archives, objects, etc. fit into the wider archaeology or history of the period/region, and (c) how you might further make use of newly created data or explore certain kinds of methods offline.
We have built this page with those interests in mind, and partly also as a set of working notes for ourselves. We will try to add new material in response to requests and future discussions on the forum. If you have knowledge in a particular area covered below and would like to improve what has been offered so far, then please do also get in touch via the forum.
If you have downloaded MicroPasts data in any form, we would also be very interested in learning how you used it for your own research, or just for fun (there’s a dedicated category for this on the forum).
1. Artefacts, Sites, Periods and Regions
1.2. The British Museum Index
1.3. Shabtis and the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife
1.4. The Photographic Archive of George and Agnes Horsfield
1.5. Olduvai Gorge Handaxes
1.6. The Selborne-Blackmoor Hoard
1.7. Later Bronze Age Ornaments
1.8. The Devizes/Wiltshire Museum Collection in the Bronze Age Index
2. Methods and Techniques
3. Knowledge Exchanges with Cultural Policy and Practice
- Reviewing two years of heritage crowd-sourcing with MicroPasts (Chiara Bonacchi)
- Crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (Adrian Babbidge, Dominic Tweddle, Luiza Sauma)
- Crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding for heritage buildings and sites (Ben Cowell, Mark Webb, Sally Crawford)
- Crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding for universities and academic research (Tim Causer, Jim O’Donnell)
- Funding policies for heritage crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding (Hedley Swain, Mark Webb, John Davies)
- Evaluating heritage crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding projects (Chiara Bonacchi, Tim Causer, Meghan Ferriter, Jim O’Donnell, Daniel Pett, Stuart Dunn, Mia Ridge, James Doeser)