Master Classes in Archaeology - 2014

Please Note:

1. Precise times of Master Classes are subject to change.  Make sure you check this web page again before attending any Master Class.

2. Owing to our need to book classrooms and in some cases vehicles and accommodation, we would ask that people please book in for the classes they are interested in at least 3 weeks in advance.   

 3. Graduate students will be given preference for all Master classes; undergraduate students SHOULD NOT APPLY unless the class specifically states that it is available to undergraduates.

If you are unable to attend a master class you have signed up for, you must let the PPPS office know as a matter of professional courtesy.  Students who do not give prior warning of their non-attendance of at least 24 hours (without a genuine emergency) will be excluded from the next two (2) classes they wish to attend. Students who repeatedly fail to notify PPPS of their non-attendance will be excluded from all future master classes.

Download the 2014 Master Classes Semester 1.pdf (PDF 199KB)


Master Classes Semester One 2014


Specialist Library Skills for Independent Research – 2 May
UNDERGRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY ATTEND.

If you think you already know everything about the library, this master class will show you how much more you have to learn.  Delivered by the Humanities Liaison Librarian, Aliese Millington, this master class is designed specifically to assist graduate students who are undertaking independent research for Directed Studies, research methods, Masters or PhD theses, or any other research-based assignments.  It will show you how to use electronic and library resources more effectively, introduce you to some sources that you may not know about, and is a must for anyone who wants to succeed in their research.

Location: Flinders Campus, Central Library, Computer Lab 2
Date: Friday 2 May 2014
Time: 10am-12noon
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Nil
Contact person: Aliese Millington
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The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage System: Is it the Future for South Australia? – 9 May
A Master Class by Oona Nicholson, Director, Ecology and Heritage Partners Pty Ltd
UNDERGRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY ATTEND.

In this master class Oona will explain how the Victorian Aboriginal heritage system works, including Cultural Heritage Management Plans, Due Diligence reports, and Registered Aboriginal Parties. What does the heritage manager or developer need to know? Aspects of the Victorian legislation have been suggested as a model for proposed changes to the South Australian Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988, which is currently under review, as well as other state acts around Australia. The advantages and disadvantages of each legislation are explored to give you a perspective on the state of play of Aboriginal heritage legislation in Australia. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A at the end of the session.

Whether you’re a student, a consultant, in industry or in government, this master class is a must for anyone who wants to understand how legislation translates into action and how the specifics of Aboriginal heritage legislation around Australia is changing.

Location: Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: Friday 9 May 2014
Time: 10.00 – 1.00 pm
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Nil
Contact person: Heather Burke
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Digital Engagement for Heritage Specialists  16 May
UNDERGRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY ATTEND.

This master class will provide an introduction to using modern digital technology to connect people with heritage and culture. This class is ideal for students wanting to learn how to use social media in a professional manner, in order to effectively engage with and inspire the public. It is also suitable for existing heritage professionals wanting to use social media in a structured way to create measureable impact. Learn how to professionally manage an online presence for an organisation, embed digital engagement into projects, and use your own social media presence to boost your career. This master class aims to teach how to use digital media in a more effective way thereby making you more valuable to current or future employers.

Outline of the master class:
•    Introduction to web 2.0 – where are we now?
•    Social media channels – which is the right tool for the job?
•    A closer look at mobile technology – using smartphones in smarter ways
•    Digital engagement strategies – plan what you want to achieve and how you will get there
•    Metrics – understanding what success looks like.

Location:
Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date:
Friday 16th May
Time:
10am – 1pm
Costs:
There is no cost
Equipment:
Bring your smartphone or tablet if you have one.
Contact person:
Amy Dale
Click here to sign up.

 
Oral History Interviewing for Archaeologists – 23 May
A Master Class by professional historian, Dr Susan Marsden
UNDERGRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY ATTEND.

Susan Marsden is the former president of the Professional Historians Association of South Australia (http://www.sahistorians.org.au/) and current president of the History Council of South Australia, as well as being a highly-experienced history and heritage consultant on national, state and local projects, including writing short and long commissioned histories, carrying out heritage studies, curating exhibitions and oral history interviews. She has been responsible for recording more than 200 oral history interviews, including as an ongoing interviewer of the National Library of Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the City of Onkaparinga.
This Master Class will provide the historian’s perspective on the value of oral history, and will introduce participants to the difference between oral history (what historians do) and casual oral interviewing (which tends to be what archaeologists do). It will cover the some of the practices and methods of oral history as a particular way of accessing the past, including guidelines for interviewing, ethical issues to be aware of and the importance of archiving interview materials.

Location: Flinders Campus, Humanities 112 (Archaeology Lab)
Date: Friday 23 May 2014
Time: 10.00 – 12.00 pm
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Nil
Contact person: Heather Burke
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Researching and Recording Anchors  6 June
UNDERGRADUATES, GRADUATES AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT MAY ATTEND.

Anchors are said to be the potsherds of archaeology, but are they really? Anchors are an incredibly useful tool for dating shipwrecks—if not intrusive to a site—and they provide a wealth of information to archaeologists, ranging from clues on a ship’s sinking, geophysical or metallurgical sciences, to seamanship in general. If you have ever wondered how anchors developed throughout history, how to record archaeological or historic anchors, and how properly to refer to their parts, then come to this master class and get some hands on experience.

Location: HUMN112
Date: Friday 6 June 2014
Time: 10am–4pm
Costs: There is no cost.
Equipment: Pack a lunch and wear clothes suitable for traveling around town
Contact person: Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Click here to sign up.
 


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