Widespread protests against police violence and anti-Black racism have recently swept the globe. In the wake of protests in May and June, specifically, many citizens and communities looked to build new momentum in the fight for civil rights and social justice.
The field of archaeology has its own history to confront. Racism, elitism, and colonialism suffuse the discipline and its practices. Although some scholars have been working to unearth these stories and envision a new future for the field, much work remains to be done.
To advance critical conversations about archaeology, a coalition of organizations created a new webinar series. These public dialogues—intended for both scholars and the larger public—are among academics, artists, and community members.
Organized by the Society of Black Archaeologists, the Indigenous Archaeology Collective, the Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and SAPIENS.
July 23, 2020
September 2, 2020
October 7, 2020
November 11, 2020
Sponsor: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
December 2, 2020
January 13, 2021
Sponsor: Stanford Archaeology Center
February 3, 2021
Fugitive Archaeological Spaces
March 3, 2021
The Fire This Time: Black and Indigenous Ecologies
April 7, 2021
Black and Indigenous Futures