Time travels in archaeology. Between Hollywood films and historical re-enactment?

Dawid Kobialka

Abstract


One of the recently most popular ways of experiencing the past is time travelling. It is ‘an experience and social practice in the present that evokes a past (or future) reality’ (Holtorf 2009: 33). In this article, I mainly discuss the political aspect of time travelling. I focus on cinema as a medium which closely links archaeology with the time travel phenomenon. Two Oscars galas, of 2010 and 2012, are scrutinised as case studies. The text is a political intervention to start dreaming dangerously, to contribute as an archaeologist to the critique of the utopia of capitalism (see also Hernando 2005: 75).

Keywords


Time travel; Archaeological open-air museums; Historical re-enactment; Cinema; Capitalism; Utopia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23914/ap.v3i0.32

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.23914/ap.v3i0.32.g34

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