March 6th: 10:00am-4:00pm
March 7th: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Stanford Archaeology Center, Building 500, 488 Escondido Mall
Connecting Continents: Setting an Agenda
for A Historical Archaeology of the Indian
The Indian Ocean has formed an enduring connection between three continents, countless small islands and a multitude of cultural and ethnic groups. However, the region has received little attention within the context of historical archaeology.
This conference emphasizes the strengths of multidisciplinary research, bringing together environmental and historical archaeologists, historians, anthropologists and artists. It aims to address the overarching theoretical issue of research relevance: by creating a space for conversation between disciplines, and addressing issues such as ecological impact and the utility of heritage; how should a ‘historical archaeology of the Indian Ocean World’ fit into research and community interests.
Conference recordings of participants:
Pearling in the eastern IO - Alistair Paterson, University of Western Australia
Colonizing remote islands in the IO - Atholl Anderson, Australian National University
Materiality and the topography of heritage in Mauritius - Diego Calaon, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
Writing the history of the IO - Edward Alpers, University of California, Los Angeles
Environmental archaeology in Mauritius - Krish Seetah, Stanford University
Themes for a new research agenda in the IO - Paul Lane, Uppsala Universitet
Labour migrations in the IOW - Richard Allen, Framingham State University
Identity negotiation in colonial Mauritius - Sasa Caval, Stanford University
Conference participant info here
SESSION CHAIRS & DISCUSSANTS:
Conference program here
This conference is sponsored by the following Stanford departments: Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford Arts Institute, International Comparative and Area Studies, The Europe Center, Department of Anthropology, Center for South Asia, Department of History, Center for African Studies and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.
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