Collaboration on whose terms? Using the IAP2 community engagement model for archaeology in Kapunda, South Australia.

Cherrie De Leiuen, Susan Arthure

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    Abstract

    In this paper we adapted the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) community engagement model and applied it to archaeological practice. The case studies are parallel historical archaeological projects undertaken near the town of Kapunda, 75 km north of Adelaide, South Australia. Whilst each project had distinctive separate aims and outcomes, they were both underpinned by a commitment to collaborative practice. The IAP2 model provided clear steps for engagement and helped mitigate problems from the outset. This opportunity to put collaborative theories into practice has resulted in genuine relationships being established between ourselves and community members, the reconnection of descendant families with their shared stories, and the revealing of other versions of the past that had been erased, consciously or unconsciously, over time. It has proved to us that academic research projects can be integrated with real collaborative practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)81-98
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Community Archaeology and Heritage
    Volume3
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016

    Keywords

    • collaborative practice
    • community archaeology
    • community engagement
    • IAP2
    • South Australia

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