BERKELEY TAG SESSIONS – 1 NOV DEADLINE

TAG USA 2011: Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World

Archaeology of the contemporary world; contemporary theory in archaeology; archaeology and its contemporary social context; archaeology, popularly associated with a dusty past, is thoroughly embedded in the contemporary world.

TAG Berkeley invites participants to freely imagine ways in which archaeological theory, practice, politics, and publication articulate with “the contemporary”. Whether looking at how archaeology is represented in popular culture, how archaeologists are examining the events and processes taking place around us today, or how archaeological examination of even distant pasts is bound up in the perspectives of our present lives, archaeologists are not of another time: we are here and now, and our discipline speaks to that time and place.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Rodney Harrison
Bonnie Clark
Deadline to submit session proposals: November 1

Conference venue: International House, University of California, Berkeley
Sponsored by the Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley

SUBMIT YOUR SESSION HERE: http://tag2011.wufoo.com/forms/q7x4a9/

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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