Lectures and Workshops
Paper "On Accuracy, Completeness and Critical Distance: Appropriations
and Transformations of Archaeology in the Mass Media". Annual
conference of the Svenska Arkeologiska Samfundet / Swedish Archaeological
Society. 12/13 April, Gothenburg, Sweden.
"How to make complex topics hitting the headlines". Course
(in German language) for students of Tübingen University,
summer term 2013.
"Digital heritage: cross cultural conversations or nationally
embedded soliloquies?" Session organised together with Don
Henson, University College London. 19th Annual Meeting of the European
Association of Archaeologists (EAA), 4-8 September 2013, Pilsen,
Diane Scherzler: On humility, power shift and cultural change:
Archaeology on Web 2.0 sites. In: Nina Schücker (ed.): Integrating
Archaeology Science - Wish - Reality. International Conference on
the Social Role, Possibilities and Perspectives of Classical Studies.
Papers held in Frankfurt a. M. on 12-14 June 2012. Roman-Germanic
Commission of the German Archaeological Institute, 2012, 237-240.
Diane Scherzler: A look in the mirror and the perspective of others.
On the portrayal of archaeology in the mass media. In: Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw,
Eleni Stefanou (eds.): From Archaeology to Archaeologies - The "Other"
Past. British Archaeological Reports International Series (BAR-IS)
2409; 2012, 77-85. ISBN 9781407310077.
Archaeological Heritage in Syria
The destruction of heritage in Syria is reported in the international
media. Sources were and are increasingly social media: Tweets, photos
or videos make eyewitness reports available worldwide. Diane Scherzler
produced several stories with the tool "Storify" that
combines linear storytelling with implementing social media:
- Under Threat: Archaeological Heritage in Syria (news
of August 2012)
- Falling Prey to War: Archaeological Heritage in Syria, part 2
(news of September and October 2012)
- Archaeology in times of war: Cultural Heritage in Syria, part
3 (news of October and November
- Disappearing Piece by Piece: Archaeological Heritage in Syria,
part 4 (news of November 2012 until January
Radical islamists severely damaged the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Timbuktu in the past months until the city could be regained on
January 28th. Sources were and are increasingly social media: Tweets,
photos or videos make eyewitness reports available worldwide:
- "Not a single mausoleum will remain in Timbuktu": The Destruction
of Mali's Cultural Cultural Heritage
(A Storify from December 2012)
- "These Manuscripts Are Our Identity": The Salvation of Timbuktu's
(A Storify from February 2013)
"Forschung zu Gast im SWR" ("Research Visiting
SWR") is a project that connects scientists and journalists.
The first event took place in Tübingen on 11 May 2012: Medical
practicioners of the University Hospital & the Faculty of Medicine
and journalists of SWR - one of Germany's major public broadcasters
- were discussiong about quality in science coverage and the needs
of journalism. - Diane Scherzler is initiator of the project and
one of the organizers of this day.
In 2012 Diane Scherzler launched a specialised newsletter for Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte e. V. (DGUF; German Society
for Pre- and Protohistory); she is the newsletter's editor. At present
the publication has the widest reach in Germany in comparison to
other archaeological newsletters.