When the Land Meets the Sea

Between the Devil and the Deep

Meeting Challenges in the Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Heritage

Editors: Scott-Ireton, Della A. (Ed.)

  • Imparts cutting-edge interpretation and public engagement strategies for maritime resources
  • Includes specific strategies for overcoming problems to enable public access in difficult sites
  • Case studies presented serve as models for resource managers, archaeologists and administrators    
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About this Textbook

In creating interpretive strategies for maritime sites, archaeologists and resource managers often are required to think creatively to overcome challenges and problems. These issues include interpreting sites in inaccessible locations and extremely deep water, enabling and controlling access to fragile sites and restricted areas, monitoring visitor behavior, making information interesting to a wide audience, and creating opportunities for public engagement, among other concerns. Meeting Challenges presents cutting-edge interpretation and public education strategies for maritime resources, both on land and underwater, with emphasis on solving the unique problems often associated with presenting these fragile, limited-access sites as heritage attractions and on developing effective visitation and civic engagement opportunities. The examples presented ideally can serve as models for resource managers, archaeologists engaged in interpretation, and site administrators. This volume brings together a diverse group of heritage professionals to discuss issues they’ve encountered and to present ideas and case studies for adapting, improvising, and overcoming them.

About the authors

Della A. Scott-Ireton is Associate Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, specializing in maritime and public archaeology. Dr Scott-Ireton has served on the boards of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology and the Society for Historical Archaeology, and as a member of the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. She is co-editor of two other works on public education in maritime archaeology, Out of the Blue: Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Resources with John H. Jameson, Jr. and Submerged Cultural Resource Management: Preserving and Interpreting Our Sunken Maritime Heritage with James D. Spirek, both from Springer.

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“This volume … is an essential read for anyone involved in communicating heritage within a maritime context to the public. … Between the Devil and the Deep makes a useful contribution to the study and analysis of public heritage initiatives within the maritime context. … a good basis for people who are faced with presenting maritime heritage to the public for the first time and gives guidance to those navigating between pride in a project and institutional government policies.” (Danielle Newman, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Vol. 44 (1), 2015)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Toward Multivocality in Public Archaeology: Public Empowerment Through Collaboration

    Jameson, John H.

    Pages 3-10

  • Connecting the Wrecks: A Case Study in Conveying the Importance of Submerged Cultural Heritage Through a Scaled Outreach Approach

    Catsambis, Alexis (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind and at Risk: The United Kingdom Public’s Engagement with Heritage

    Underwood, Christopher J.

    Pages 27-42

  • Connecting People to the Past: An Ethnographic Approach to Maritime Heritage Interpretation and Recreation

    Sorset, Irina T.

    Pages 43-54

  • Management of Submerged Cultural Heritage: Public Outreach Examples as a Result of the Section 106 Process

    Horrell, Christopher

    Pages 55-62

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2545-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Between the Devil and the Deep
Book Subtitle
Meeting Challenges in the Public Interpretation of Maritime Cultural Heritage
Editors
  • Della A. Scott-Ireton
Series Title
When the Land Meets the Sea
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8178-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8178-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8177-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2545-2
Series ISSN
1869-6783
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 214
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