In partnership with Jambo! Radio and the Archaeology Podcast Network, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s Dig It! project has announced a series of radio interviews and podcast episodes to coincide with the Scotland Digs 2021 campaign.
Coordinated by Dig It!, a hub for Scottish archaeology, the campaign is shining a spotlight on Scotland’s world-class community and development-led archaeology this summer by bringing together live updates and events for members of the public from 21 June to 22 September.
This year, Dig It! will be teaming up with Jambo! Radio and the Archaeology Podcast Network to bring the annual campaign to new audiences.
Jambo! Radio was established in 2020 to encourage visibility, participation, and community empowerment for people of African and Caribbean heritage. Based in Glasgow, they broadcast in a number of languages, including Swahili, Pidgin, Igbo, Yoruba, French and Lingala.
The Archaeology Podcast Network provide thousands of free, informative and professional archaeology podcasts from around the world, developed by a network of creators passionate about the past.
The partnership will result in a series of podcast episodes on the Archaeology Podcast Network following Jambo! Radio presenters as they explore the world of Scottish archaeology. Interviews, debate and music related to Scotland’s past will also be featured in Jambo! Radio’s programming.
George Tah, Director Project/Coordinator of Jambo! Radio, said:
“As the only radio station for the people of African and Caribbean heritage in Scotland we are delighted to be working with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s Dig It! project and the Archaeology Podcast Network. This is a great opportunity to learn about the heritage sector in Scotland, thereby promoting knowledge amongst our communities and audiences, and encouraging fruitful interaction with heritage activities. Scotland has grown increasingly diverse, and this also demands that all sectors reflect this population, and archaeology and the heritage sector in Scotland carry our collective stories and experience.”
Tristan Boyle, Co-Founder of the Archaeology Podcast Network, said:
“Podcasts are an amazing way to get people’s voices into the ears of eager listeners. We are very excited to be working in partnership with Dig It! and Jambo! Radio to create fresh and exciting content that explores history from multiple perspectives.”
Sally Pentecost FSAScot, Communications & Events Officer at the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland’s Dig It! project, said:
“Archaeology is all about discovering Scotland’s stories and the pages that are unearthed and chapters that are rewritten each year belong to everyone. This is one small step, but by teaming up with Jambo! Radio and the Archaeology Podcast Network, we hope we can start empowering different communities to explore the past through archaeology during the summer dig season and beyond.”
Dig It! is primarily funded by Historic Environment Scotland | Jambo! Radio is supported by The National Lottery and Engage Renfrewshire
Header Image: The Jambo! Radio team at the First Hampden excavation in June 2021
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