Programme

10.15-10.30 Registration

10.30 Welcome 

10.40-12.30 Paper & Discussion Session 1 – Contexts of archaeology

Archaeology and the Agents of Latin American Independence: Juan Galindo and his reports on the “Maya” ruins – Irina Podgorny, CONICET / Museo de la Plata, Argentina

‘A selection of minor antiquities’: a multi-sited view on collections from excavations in Egypt – Alice Stevenson, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL

The Excavator’s Mission: archaeology’s entanglements with the League of Nations – Christopher Zoller-Blundell, University of Giessen, Germany

12.30-1.15pm Lunch

1.15-3 Paper & Discussion Session 2 – Fieldwork in context

Explorers, collectors, and armchair archaeologists: British field practices at Tell el-Yahudiyeh, 1870-1880 – Meira Gold, University of Cambridge

The archaeologist Blackman and the Nubian community in the early twentieth century – Asaad Zaki, University of Sadat City, Egypt

Archaeologists, geographical knowledge and local communities in Central America, 1880-1930 – Sophie Brockmann, University of London

3-3.20 Coffee

3.20-4.35 Paper & Discussion Session 3 – Writing about archaeological sites

 Picking up the pieces: Writing Lessons in the History of Mexican Antiquarianism – Miruna Achim, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico

The Field on the Page: How Archaeologists Scripted Spadework – Amara Thornton, University College London

4.35-5 Reflections on Archaeology in Belize: Elizabeth Graham, UCL Department of Archaeology

5-5.30 Discussion