“Future for the past” is the working title for a prospective edited volume aiming at assessing the way the digital turn has influenced the public dissemination of the Euro-Mediterranean archaeo-cultural repository.

Historians and archaeologists, heritage scholars, and professionals routinely focus on the digital transduction and rendering of text and artifacts when discussing digitization of the heritage sector. Repositories, databases, 3D artifacts, immersive environments, interactive maps, and computer games are but some of the ways in which the past is currently reproduced and conveyed. But the implications of this digital turn for those outside the academy have yet to be fully appreciated and analyzed.  This volume aims to further this conversation.

We seek contributions for a volume of essays focused on bridging theory, method, and digital practice within the broader heritage sector. The volume aims at charting and analysing the role of digital technology in the research, education and public dissemination, and citizen science of the archaeo-cultural repository of Europe and the wider Mediterranean region from the beginning of the Bronze Age (c. 3000 BCE) up to the present.

We gladly accept contributions from both scholars and practitioners working from across and between geographic and historical boundaries. Those working outside of North America and Western Europe are especially encouraged to send abstracts.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, including bibliographic notes, to [email protected]  by 1 July 2021. Selected contributors will be notified by 1 August 2021. Final contributions must be submitted by 1 February 2022.

Future for the Past Editorial Team

Dr. Anna Foka (Uppsala University)

Dr. Katherine Kelaidis (National Hellenic Museum)

Dr. Georgia Xekalaki (Archaiologia kai Technes/ Archaeology & Arts)