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Oct 20th: New approaches to the History of Archaeology

October 12, 2010

HARN founding members Katherine Leckie and Pamela Jane Smith invite you to a workshop for Cambridge University’s Archaeological Field Club on new approaches to the history of archaeology.
We will present short, entertaining descriptions of new methodologies in the history of archaeology.

The seminar will be held in the South Lecture Room in the Department of
Archaeology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, at
4.30pm on Wednesday, the 20th of October.

You are welcome! Drop in. Cupcakes and tea throughout the short talks.

THE TOPIC IS  “Material Culture in the History of Science and Archaeology:
Objects, Images and Space” consisting of short presentations by
postgraduates from the Histories of Archaeology Research Network followed
by a debate with time for questions and for practising approaches.

I. Introduction to new approaches and methodologies by Katherine
Lechie (Department of Archaeology, Cambridge).

2. Gabe Moshenska (The Institute of Archaeology, UCL) “The
social lives of Egyptian mummies in the nineteenth century.

2. Pamela Jane Smith (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research) Two
case studies.

The emotional life of tearooms (built environment) and
archaeology in the early-twentieth century.

“Myth” and History: how to deconstruct “myth” using images of objects in
the history of archaeology.

3 Amara Thornton (The Institute of Archaeology, UCL) a history of
communities, collections and archaeology.

4 Katherine Lechie (Department of Archaeology, Cambridge) on
historic artefacts and collections in the history of archaeology.

5, Chris Evans (CAU) Historiography and Fieldwork



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