'Archaeologizing' Heritage?

Transcultural Entanglements between Local Social Practices and Global Virtual Realities

  • Michael Falser
  • Monica Juneja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Archaeologizing Heritage I: India Between the Manual and the Picturesque

  3. Archaeologizing Heritage II: Creating Visual and Spatial Experiences of Angkor

  4. Virtualizing Heritage I: The Surface and the Image

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
  5. Virtualizing Heritage II: Computer Models for Building Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Olivier Cunin
      Pages 167-180
  6. Restoration and Interpretation: Of Virtual Models and Living Communities

  7. Memorializing Archaeology: Archaeologizing Memory

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 275-287

About this book


This book investigates what has constituted notions of "archaeological heritage" from colonial times to the present. It includes case studies of sites in South and Southeast Asia with a special focus on Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the subjects of which range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration, evaluate historical processes spanning two centuries which saw the imagination and production of "dead archaeological ruins" by often overlooking living local, social, and ritual forms of usage on site.

Case studies from computational modelling in archaeology discuss a comparable paradigmatic change from a mere simulation of supposedly dead archaeological building material to an increasing appreciation and scientific incorporation of the knowledge of local stakeholders. This book seeks to bring these different approaches from the humanities and engineering sciences into a trans-disciplinary discussion.


Angkor Archaeology Architectural History Conservation Cultural Heritage Scientific Computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Falser
    • 1
  • Monica Juneja
    • 2
  1. 1.Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcu, Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe iRuprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Advanced Transcultural Studies, Chair of Global Art HistoryKarl Jaspers Centre forHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35869-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35870-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-656X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6578
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