Tuesday 26 February we will be live-streaming another York Heritage Seminar, this time by the archaeological illustrator John Swogger who will talk about “Description, Dialogue or Debate? Examining the role of narrative in the visualisation of archaeology”. The seminar will take place at 5:30pm in room 3043 (archaeological computing lab) building 65A (Avenue Campus), and you will be able to ask questions to the speaker.
Archaeological visualisation tends to rely on “snapshot” images depicting single events or phenomena, but even these images contain implicit narrative elements. How might explicitly narrative images be used to create opportunities for multi-layered description, a forum of visual dialogue, or a focus for debating alternative readings of archaeological practice or interpretations of the past?
John Swogger is an archaeological illustrator who works with audiences and archaeological sites from around the world. Recently he has contributed to the visualisation of sites in the Caribbean, Palau and Turkey.