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

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"
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

Past fellows in the series

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

Looking Ahead

Winter 2021 Series: "A Celebration of Making"

This series will feature three master crafters.

  • Jewelry-maker Marilyn da Silva (Jan. 6-21, 2022)
  • Furniture-maker Michael Hurwitz (Jan. 24-Feb. 4)
  • Ceramicist Diego Romero (Feb. 7-18)

The three will also be on campus together at the beginning and end of the term (Jan. 3-5 and Feb. 21-23) to participate in panels and an installation of their work, among other planned events.

Spring 2022 Fellow: Louise Erdrich '76

Erdrich is most recently the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Night Watchman and a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. She plans for her residence to overlap with the annual Dartmouth Powwow. Her visit will be one of a series of prominent authors Montgomery hopes to host that term.

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.