April 22, 2016, 10.15am-5.30pm. Court Room (1st Floor), Senate House, London WC1E 7HU

This one-day conference will bring together histories of archaeological field practices from different regions of the world. Researchers from universities in the UK and abroad will be presenting papers on the history of archaeological fieldwork and its contexts between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.

The conference will be held at the Institute of Latin American Studies at Senate House in London. One of the aims of the conference is to foster a global approach to the history of archaeology and bring the history of Latin American archaeology into dialogue with the histories of archaeology in other regions.

Themes will include:
– the relationship between archaeologists and local communities
– the use of other disciplines and traditions, e.g. natural history or military mapping, in creating archaeological field practices
– the development of tools for documenting field sites
– the influence of field practices on collecting and display strategies
– global cross-fertilisation: the influence of narratives from other archaeological sites on field work
– transnational histories; archaeological fieldwork in the context of colonialism, ‘informal imperialism’ or post-colonial discourse

Please contact the organiser, Sophie Brockmann (Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London) with any questions.

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