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  • 78th ICREA Colloquium - Archaeology and Colonialism: multiple perspectives


    Speakers: Prof. Margarita Díaz-Andreu (UB) and Prof. Sandra Montón Subías (UPF)

    When: 23rd January 2018, 18:00h

    Where: ICREA, Pg. Lluís Companys 23, 6th floor


    ICREA Research Professors Margarita Díaz-Andreu and Sandra Montón Subías will briefly expose how Archaeology has come a long way from its origins as a colonial discipline to a more recent self-criticism and scrutiny in the wake of anti, post- and de-colonial thought. Beyond archaeologists' explicit unapologetic collaboration with colonialism during the 19th and most of the 20th centuries, an exploration of the effect of colonialism in archaeology reveals a myriad of other aspects in which archaeology became deeply entangled with what at first sight could be considered as a mere political and economic practice. Their own archaeological projects in the Mariana Islands (western Pacific) and the history of archaeological practice will be brought to illustrate some of the issues raised.

    The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. Open to all ICREAs and their guests. There’s wine and munchies at the end, please book in advance!