Heritage Management Series: Who Owns the Past?

Fall 2021

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.

Public Lectures in Fall 2021

Joe Watkins

Designated Campus Colleague, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, and Past President, Society for American Archaeology (2019-2021)
"Co-opting the Past, Re-creating the Present: Politics and Archaeology"
Tuesday, Sept. 21

Patty Gerstenblith

Distinguished Research Professor, DePaul University College of Law
"Imperialism, Colonialism, Archaeology, and the 'Universal' Museum"
Tuesday, October 5

Salima Ikram

Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo
"Displaying Egypt in Egypt: A Brief Overview of Museums in Egypt"
Tuesday, October 12

C. Brian Rose

James B. Pritchard Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania
"Archaeology, Museums, and War: Strategies for the 21st Century"
Tuesday, November 2

Charles Musiba

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Denver
"Conservation of the Laetoli Footprints: What Went Wrong?"
Tuesday, November 9

Looking Ahead

Winter 2022 Series: "A Celebration of Making"

This series will feature three master crafters.

  • Furniture-maker Michael Hurwitz (Jan. 24-Feb. 4, 2022)
  • Ceramicist Diego Romero (Feb. 7-18)
  • Jewelry-maker Marilyn da Silva (Feb. 21-March 4)

Spring 2022 Fellow: Édouard Louis

Writer Édouard Louis returns in April 2022.

Summer 2022 Fellow: Phil Klay '05

The focus on writers will continue in the summer, when Klay—winner of the National Book Award and a virtual fellow in summer 2020—returns to campus in person.

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