Occupy Gezi background: archaeology and the struggle for justice

Next week, over on (un)free archaeology, there will be a week of posts on the free archaeologists’ revolution in Turkey, including the relationship between the illegally-forced unemployment of archaeologists and the destruction of cultural property. This week, I’ve posted tl;dr background posts on the protests and their repression; the protesters and their politics; and the archaeology of Gezi Park, including the deliberate lack of archaeological work and the (non-)(re-)memorialisation of the Armenian Genocide. In the archaeological backgrounders, I look at Occupy Gezi’s use of historic sites to reveal hidden histories and struggle for justice.

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