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EX NOVO nr. 2 FORTHCOMING

Who owns the past? Archaeological heritage between destruction and idealization. The second issue of Ex Novo hosts papers exploring the various ways in which the past is remembered, recovered, created and used. In particular, contributions discuss the role of archaeology in present-day conflict areas and its function as peacekeeping tool or as trigger point for
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EX NOVO NR.1 - HEADLINE

The Impact of the Fall of Communism on European Heritage edited by M. Gori and V. Higgins, January 2017 The first issue is concerned with quite a challenging topic, that is “The Impact of the Fall of Communism on European Heritage”:  it results from a regular session held at the 2014 Meeting of the European
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Exploring approaches to Italian Early Medieval Archaeology in post communist Europe

In this paper I discuss the impact that the fall of the Berlin Wall and, subsequently, of communism in Europe, and the new socio-political arena that emerged in their aftermath had upon Italian Early Medieval Archaeology. The ultimate aim of this paper is to re-evaluate the latest developments in Italian archaeology from a fresh perspective,
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The trowel and the sickle. Italian archaeology and its Marxist legacy

In the 1945-1960s, the Italian Communist party influenced the development of Italian archaeology given its role as crucial hub of Italian intellectual life. Communism and Marxism influenced the development of the discipline, however following the collapse of the PCI and the resulting downfall of its intellectual tradition archaeology lost its innovative potential. Abstract During the
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Archaeology in the Adriatic. From the Dawn to the Sunset of Communist Ideologies

This paper focuses on the development of archaeology in Albania and Yugoslavia and their relation first to fascism and then to communism and socialist regimes. It is argued that different uses of archaeology are the product of a complex interaction between the development of archaeological discipline and historical, social and cultural trajectories. Abstract Adopting historical
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Are We Still Illyrians?

This paper examines the changing attitudes of young Albanian archaeologists to Albania’s archaeological heritage. Particular issues that are addressed are the perceived role of the Illyrians in national identity and the willingness of young archaeologists to embrace new types of heritage sites, such as industrial and Cold War archaeology. Abstract This paper examines the changing
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Exploring the public perception of Communist Heritage in Post-communist Albania

This paper focuses on a case study from contemporary Albania and represents one of the first attempts at addressing the social significance of the remnants of the recent communist past in this country. Our results suggest that there is a considerable widely shared interest in the material remains of the past regime and that this
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Heritage for Development, Multiethnic Communities, and the Case of Butrint National Park on the Albanian-Greek Border

This paper is an account of ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2010 and 2013 in the villages within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint National Park (Albania). It reveals the complex tangle that exists between development and heritage projects in transitioning countries such as Albania, which is re-positioning its governance within a neoliberal framework. Abstract
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CALL FOR PAPERS - ISSUE No.3

Practices, Representations and Meanings Of Human Mobility in Archaeology Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2017 Every society experiences movement. As a structural component of human behavior and human mind, movement necessarily influences ways of thinking, relations of people to space, time, tradition, the organization of societies, and also modifies the perception of things and human
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