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"
4:30-6:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 21
Moore Hall B13 Filene Auditorium

Patty Gerstenblith

Distinguished Research Professor, DePaul University College of Law
"Imperialism, Colonialism, Archaeology, and the 'Universal' Museum"
4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 5, location TBA

Salima Ikram

Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo
"Displaying Egypt in Egypt: A Brief Overview of Museums in Egypt"
4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 12, location TBA

C. Brian Rose

James B. Pritchard Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania
"Archaeology, Museums, and War: Strategies for the 21st Century"
4:30 pm, Tuesday, November 2, location TBA

Charles Musiba

Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Denver
"Conservation of the Laetoli Footprints: What Went Wrong?"
4:30 pm, Tuesday, November 9, location TBA