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Histories of Archaeology conference

23-25 November 2021

This event is hosted by the team from the ‘Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific’ (CBAP) Australian Research Council Laureate Project, which was led by Professor Matthew Spriggs (ANU) from 2015-2020. We are delighted to bring speakers and audience together from 23-25 November 2022.

We will also be launching an edited volume connected with a series of CBAP linked international museum exhibitions collectively titled Uncovering Pacific Pasts: Histories of Archaeology in Oceania. These exhibitions took place at approximately 40 museums and cultural institutions worldwide.

The conference session themes are:

  • History of archaeology, archaeological theory, and methods (23 November)

  • Objects and archives - history of archaeology through collections research (23 November)

  • Women in archaeology and the archaeology of gender (24 November)

  • History of archaeology in the Pacific and Australia (24 November)

  • Indigenous agency and individuals in the history of archaeology (25 November)

A full program will be available on 1 November on the conference website.


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