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The Archaeology Channel

Conference on Cultural Heritage Media

Civic Winery

50 East 11st Ave.

Eugene, Oregon, USA

13 - 14 May 2022


The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Media, organized by Archaeological Legacy Institute, is a gathering for the discussion of audiovisual media for the study, preservation, and promotion of cultural heritage.  This is a collaborative effort to further the development of cultural heritage media as a strong and positive influence for people everywhere.  We focus on topics of interest to cultural heritage professionals, media professionals, and all those interested in applications of cultural heritage media.

Our goal is to create an unparalleled worldwide networking opportunity for cultural heritage filmmakers and others interested in the making and uses of cultural heritage media, including archaeologists, indigenous groups, musicians, artists, tourism operators, journalists, educators, historic preservation organizations, and others.

TAC Conference activities will include symposia, presentations, and forums. TAC Conference is held as a part of the sixteenth annual edition of The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, a juried competition in the cultural heritage film genre, and a celebration of cultural heritage media.  The TAC Conference venue is the Civic Winery, located in downtown Eugene, Oregon, USA. Hotel information can be found here.

Attendance at the conference requires registration, which gives you access to Conference presentations and symposia as well as the film screenings of The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival 2022.  Conference registration involves a fee of $100 prior to May 10, 2022, and $130 beginning May 11, 2022.  The registration deadline for presenters is April 30, 2022, the same date as the abstract deadline.  To register, submit the Conference Registration Form (PDF or DOCX).

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Click the link to see the full conference program here.


Presentation Schedule

Friday, May 13:

2:00                 Visual Archaeology in Museums of Sindh

                        Abdul Rauf Kakepoto, Indusians Research Cell, SALU, Khairpur, Pakistan

2:40                 An Artistic Bridge Between the Grandeur of History and the Technology of the Present

                        Islam Shaheen, Grand Egyptian Museum, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

3:20                 The Challenges of Making Local History Documentaries       

                        Russ Fry, Independent Documentarian, Burlington, Iowa, USA

4:00                 The Cinematic Selfie: Insights from Artifact 
                        Kyle Michael Porter, Medford, Oregon, USA


Saturday, May 14:

10:00               Persepolis Fragment Journey

                        Hossein Karimpouri & Hossein Dehghani, ADRIAN ERTEBAT HAMI COMPANY, Fars, Iran

10:40               The Silence of the Armenian Cultural Heritage in Van

                        Fatih Guden, Independent Researcher, Van, Turkey

11:20               Refuge

                        Richard Wilhelm & Sue Arbuthnot, Hare in the Gate Productions, LLC, Portland, Oregon

2:00                 Recovering Recent History: Archival Film, Fair Use and Licensing Lessons from a 1970s Era

                        Documentary Project

                        Ryan Polomski, Hawthorne, California, USA

2:40                 Visualizing O’odham Pilgrimages to Magdalena in Pilgrimage to Magdalena (Border Community Alliance, 2021)

                        Seth Schermerhorn, Hamilton College, Utica, New York, USA

3:20                 The Industrial Archaeology of Italy, Our Production Project

                        Andrea Lazzari, Waamaz c/o Quite Society Ltd., Milan, Italy 

4:00                 Introduction to Heritage Broadcasting Service

                        Rick Pettigrew, Archaeological Legacy Institute, Eugene, Oregon, USA

4:40                 Round Table Discussion