*CANCELLED* Histories of Archaeology Conference

Presenter/s: Margarita Díaz-Andreu, University of Barcelona; Lia Genovese, Independent; Emilie Dotte-Sarout, ANU; Claire Smith, Flinders University; Sofia Samper Carro, ANU; Tristen Jones, ANU; Hilary Howes, ANU

Event type: Conference

Event date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Event venue: Lotus Hall (Auditorium), Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU

Further information: Conference program

On 23–27 March 2020 the ‘Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific’ (CBAP) Australian Research Council Laureate Project, led by Professor Matthew Spriggs, will be hosting the Histories of Archaeology conference at The Australian National University in Canberra, airing new ideas on the history of archaeology worldwide. Themes for the conference include: History of archaeology, archaeological theory and method; Objects and archives: history of archaeology through collections research; History of archaeology in the Pacific and Australia; Women in archaeology and the archaeology of gender; and, Indigenous agency and individuals in the history of archaeology.

The theme for the third day of the conference is Women in archaeology and the archaeology of gender. The keynote will be delivered by Margarita Díaz-Andreu (ICREA, University of Barcelona, Spain). Other talks include Lia Genovese (Independent): Madeleine Colani and Katherine Routledge: two trowel blazers born in 1866 ; Emilie Dotte-Sarout (Australian National University): Two women in the land of men: re-examining Adèle de Dombasle and Willowdean Chatterson Handy’s legacies to Marquesan archaeology ; Claire Smith (Flinders University): Female Professors: the quiet revolution in Australian Archaeology;  Sofia Samper Carro (Australian National University): The (in)visible role of women in Pleistocene palaeoanthropology and archaeology: from Lucy to Raffaella;  Tristen Jones (Australian National University): Indigenous agency, “the other” and reciprocity: Agnes S. Schulz and the Frobenius Expedition to Arnhem Land 1954–55;  Hilary Howes (Australian National University): Hidden Figures: women’s contributions to German-language archaeology in the Pacific


Contact: admin.cbap@anu.edu.au | +61 2 6125 8758

This conference is sponsored by The ANU Gender Institute, the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation Inc, the Australian Research Council, the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and the Australian National University.


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