Media as Archaeology or Archaeology as Media?

Greg Bailey

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Abstract


The idea of ‘archaeology’ - understood as material/discursive practice, or the sites, artefacts and data that constitute the matter of archaeology - as somehow existing beyond or separate from ‘media’ - understood as platforms of communication, hybrid technologies or carriers of meaning - is probably unrealistic.
Whether regarded as stuff, reflecting instrument or transformative praxis, as message carrier and cultural artefact, archaeology is already transmitter and transmission.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2014
EventMedia Archaeology - University of Bradford - School of Media, Bradford, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20145 Sep 2014


ConferenceMedia Archaeology
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Media Archaeology

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