SHA 2011 – January 5-9

The Society for Historical Archaeology is having their annual meeting in Austin this year and it’s hard to believe that I’m missing them, even though I don’t really do historical archaeology.  It’s not my speciality, though I’m very interested in archaeology in the contemporary setting and the SHAs can be a particularly fun and forward-looking meeting. Or so it seems from the preliminary program.

So, as I did with the SAA last year, I give you my picks for not-to-be-missed sessions at the SHA. Please go to them and tell me how they were!

Archaeologists As Activists: Moving Forward on a Practice of Activist Archaeology
Organizer(s): M. Jay Stottman Chair(s): M. Jay Stottman.  Panelist(s): Robert C. Chidester, Kim Christensen, David A. Gadsby, Barbara J. Little, W. Stephen McBride, Carol McDavid, Sarah E. Miller, Patrice L. Jeppson, Lori C.Stahlgren

Reinterpreting the “Domestic”: Household Archaeology Across Boundaries of Space, Time, and Disciplinary Divisions
Organizer(s): Emily D. Root-Garey, Nedra K. Lee Chair(s): Nedra K. Lee. Discussant(s): Jason Yaegar / Jamie C. Brandon Presenter(s): Maria Franklin / Nedra K. Lee / Deanna M. Riddick / Emily D. Root-Garey / Nadya Prociuk / Mary Jo Galindo / Miriam Tworek-Hofstetter / Karen E. McIlvoy / Debora Trein

Into the Cloud: Archaeology and Media in the Borderless Information World Organizer(s): Dennis I. Aig Chair(s): Dennis Aig
Panelist(s): Dennis Aig, Annalies Corbin, Sheli Smith, Keene Haywood, Katherine Martell

The Revelatory Power of an Artifact in Context
Organizer(s): Jamie C. Brandon Chair(s): Jamie C. Brandon Presenter(s): Jamie C. Brandon / Ryan M. VanDyke, Clete Rooney / Clete A. Rooney / Frederick Smith / C. Riley Auge / James M. Davidson / Rebecca Graff / Carl Carlson- Drexler

New Insights Into the Past: Advances in the Visualization of Archaeological Data Organizer(s): Lisa E. Fischer, Thomas G. Whitley Chair(s): Lisa E. Fischer, Thomas G. Whitley
Presenter(s): Lisa E. Fischer / Thomas G. Whitley / Lisa B. Randle / Jeffrey BarronGlover, Kelly Woodard, Johnny Waits / Nicole Wittig / Chad Keller, Worthy Martin, Peter Inker, Sarah Dylla / Christopher P. Redmann

Bridging Landscapes: Geographic Approaches to the Archaeologies of Landscape Organizer(s): Kevin Fogle, Andrew Agha, Jakob Crockett Chair(s): Kevin Fogle, Andrew Agha, Jakob Crockett
Discussant(s): Amy Mills / Martha Zierden Presenter(s): Richard H. Schein / Jakob D. Crockett / Nicolas R. Laracuente / Kevin Fogle / Andrew Agha / Linda M. Ziegenbein / M. Jay Stottman / Sarah Fayen Scarlett / Linda France Stine, Roy Stine

Neighborhood Archaeologies: Digging in Our Own Backyards
Organizer(s): Elizabeth Hoag, Emily Weglian Chair(s): Elizabeth Hoag, Emily Weglian Presenter(s): Elizabeth Hoag, Emily Weglian / Mallory Haas / Neil S. Price, Rick Knecht / Amy C. Kowal / James L. Flexner / C. Andrew Buchner / Anthony Vasquez, Frances Bright, Kim Christensen, Laurie A. Wilkie / James G. Gibb / Jeff Moates, Lorena Mihok, Zaida Darley

High Tech Archaeologies and Reconstructing the Past
Presenter(s): Erik A. Siedow / Alan D. Armstrong / Gwendolyn Moore / Andrea P. White / Thomas J. Nolan, Zada L. Law / Dean Goodman, Kent Schneider, Agamemnon Pantel, Noriaki Higashi / Joseph A. Evans / Jennie Sturm / Michael Drews, David Harder, Christopher Noll, Jeremy Hall / William R. Smith

(psst, SHA–you may want someone to get a new pdf uploaded–one without tracking changes!)

Author: colleenmorgan

Dr. Colleen Morgan (ORCID 0000-0001-6907-5535) is the Lecturer in Digital Archaeology and Heritage in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She conducts research on digital media and archaeology, with a special focus on embodiment, avatars, genetics and bioarchaeology. She is interested in building archaeological narratives with emerging technology, including photography, video, mobile and locative devices. Through archaeological making she explores past lifeways and our current understanding of heritage, especially regarding issues of authority, authenticity, and identity.

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