The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment

Enriching the Dartmouth community through connections with the world’s leading minds, the Montgomery Fellows Program invites distinguished luminaries, whose contributions to the universe of ideas and the cultural and political fabric of society have been notable and widely recognized.

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Who Owns the Past?

Modern archaeology grew out of antiquarianism and imperialism, as early collectors and scholars used the past to construct identities, satisfy their curiosities, and affirm their aesthetic preferences. The Montgomery Fellows visiting Dartmouth in fall of 2021 explore how these legacies influence contemporary archaeology, museum practices, and policies to uncover, recover, and preserve cultural heritage.

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