WILLEKE WENDRICH and DEIDRE BRIN contribute to book on digital preservation of cultural heritage

Willeke Wendrich, director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, is the co-editor of Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age: Sending Out an S.O.S., a volume in the Equinox series “New Directions in Anthropological Archaeology,” published in February, 2022. Wendrich also co-authored the book’s introduction titled “A Sense of Urgency,” and wrote the chapter “At-Risk Cultural Heritage, Open Communication and Stealth Archaeology.”


Deidre Brin, Digital Archaeology Lab and Data Publication director of the Cotsen Institute, wrote a chapter on “Data as At-Risk Cultural Heritage: The DIG Publication Initiative.”  DIG Data Publication Initiative is the Cotsen Institute’s new effort to establish an archaeological digital data publication service.


The book is the result of Research Catalyst Grant CA-16-376911 from the Office of the President of the University of California, which funded research at four UC campuses (Berkeley, UCLA, Merced and UCSD). DIG was also partially supported by the Catalyst project.