Think archaeology is all about the past? Think again!
Archaeology often plays a powerful role in shaping modern identities: it has been used to justify ethnic conflict and bolster territorial claims; to franchise and disenfranchise.
The Archaeology and Politics Symposium presents four exceptional speakers who work at the often-volatile intersection between archaeology, politics and identity, both in the U.S. and abroad. Join us to hear about the challenges they face in their fascinating work. In the discussion to follow, we'll examine strategies for community engagement and how archaeologists can better navigate contemporary cultural, religious and national politics to work towards more ethical practice. The program will include a coffee break and brief responses from two faculty discussants before moving into open discussion..  See Allbritton Campus Map for directions.