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Series 2: Archaeologies of Art: Papers from the Sixth World Archaeological Congress

Ian Russel

Series Editor's Introduction from Ian Russell

This series features highlights from the many presentations in the Archaeologies of Art theme of the Sixth World Archaeological Congress. Douglass Bailey from San Francisco State University reflects on the current relationships between contemporary art and contemporary archaeology and suggests some radical new directions that this disciplinary collaboration can take. Blaze O'Connor discusses the unique synergy that was the archaeological excavation and reconstruction of the studio of modern painter Francis Bacon, meditating on archaeology's relationship to detritus, dust and debitage. In a special presentation from the Sixth World Archaeological Congress artist-in-residence, Kevin O'Dwyer speaks about his own artistic practice in relationship to archaeology and his curation and direction of 'Sculpture in the Parklands', a unique project engaging art, archaeology, ecology and the industrial heritages of Lough Boora, Co. Offaly. Finally, a manifesto challenging the theoretical foundations of archaeological thought and practice through an engagement with artistic and anthropological theory, is put forward by Andrew Cochrane and Ian Russell.

Ian Russell is a postdoctoral researcher with the School of Archaeology at University College Dublin


Ian Russel

Episode 1: Introduction: Art, archaeology and the contemporary<

 Ian Russell, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland

Douglass Bailey

Episode 2: Art to Archaeology to Archaeology to Art

Douglass Bailey, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology,
San Francisco State University

Blaze O'Connor

Episode 3: Dust and Debitage: An Archaeology of Francis Bacon's Studio

Blaze O'Connor, Post-Doctoral Fellow, UCD School of Archaeology

Kevin O'Dwye

Episode 4: Art and Archaeology: Reflections of an Artist/Curator

Kevin O'Dwyer, Artist-in-Residency, Sixth World Archaeological Congress

Anne Fogarty

Episode 5: Archaeoclash: Manifesting Art and Archaeolog

Ian Russell, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland &
Andrew Cochrane, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University

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Series edited by: Ian Russel.
Commissioning Editor: P.J. Mathews 
Scholarcast original theme music by: Padhraic Egan, Michael Hussey and Sharon Hussey.
Recording, audio editing, photography and development by: John Matthews, Brian Kelly, Vincent Hoban &
Niall Watts at UCD IT Services, Media Services.
Consultant Producer: Clíodhna Ní Anluain, RTÉ

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