Material Histories of Latin America

Date
Apr 2, 2021, 12:00 pm2:30 pm
Location
Zoom
Speakers
Event Description

There has been an explosion of research on the historical archaeology of Latin America over the past twenty years, particularly focused upon the continuities and transformations of the early colonial period. Yet much of this work has remained siloed deep within specific sub-disciplinary forums. In this symposium, we explore how the rubric of 'material histories' might offer new common ground between archaeologists and historians within the broader turns in Latin American studies towards non-traditional archives. How do these emergent ‘material histories’ articulate with ongoing discussions across the social sciences and the humanities concerning the material, the environmental, and the animal? And how might the studies of these new ‘archives’ engage with forms of history-telling that stretch beyond the academy?

SCHEDULE:
12:00-1:10 pm  Panel 1: Methods and Materials
1:10-1:20 pm    Break

1:20-2:30 pm    Panel 2: Environments and Communities

PRESENTERS:
Maria Fernanda Boza Cuadros, Museum am Rothenbaum, Hamburg
Tiffany C. Fryer, Society of Fellows, Humanities Council and Anthropology, Princeton University
Sarah Kennedy, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Guido Pezzarossi, Anthropology, Syracuse University
Javier Puente, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Smith College
Doug Smit, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Brendan Weaver, Archaeology Center, Stanford University

DISCUSSANTS:
Vera Candiani,
History, Princeton University
Noa Corcoran-Tadd, PLAS, Princeton University

Co-sponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, Program in Archaeology, Department of Anthropology and the Humanities Council

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