Human Henge research nominated for Shanghai Archaeology Forum prize

We are delighted to announce that research by Professor Tim Darvill into the Human Henge project has been nominated for the 2019 Shanghai Archaeology Forum prize.

Tim’s nomination follows interest generated by our Archaeopress publication ‘Historic Landscapes and Mental Well-being‘ which is now available as hard copy and for open access online. More news of that to follow….

Founded in 2013, Shanghai Archaeology Forum is a global initiative dedicated to promoting the investigation, protection and utilisation of the world’s archaeological resources and heritage.

The biennial SAF Awards “recognise individuals and organisations that have achieved distinction through innovative, creative, and rigorous works relating to our human past, and have generated new knowledge that has particular relevance to the contemporary world and our common future. It aims to promote excellence and innovation in archaeological research, advance public awareness and appreciation of archaeology, foster the protection and conservation of the world’s archaeological resources and heritage, and encourage international collaboration and partnerships between scholars and others from different countries”.

One of the Forum’s aims that strikes a particular chord with us is learning from the human past to proactively confront current issues, including social inequality. That sounds like Human Henge.

We hope to know the results of Tim’s nomination in a couple of weeks.

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