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The UCL Institute of Archaeology is delighted to host the 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference in December 2019. Founded in 1937, the Institute is one of the largest centres for world archaeology, archaeological sciences and heritage & museum studies in the UK, situated in the heart of the capital.

Venue: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
Wednesday, December 18 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
TAG50 | Erased from the Past: Bringing marginalised people into Archaeology

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As more marginalised people are making their way into Archaeology we are coming to terms more with how those people are not represented in our research. Until more recently, the past has been written as though these people did not exist in the past. Increasingly, we are becoming aware that they did, but have been largely erased in archaeological narratives. Examples include the lack of discussion of gender beyond the Western binary, erasing homosexual relationships and gender dysphoria, erasing gendered bodily experiences (such as menstruation and menopause) and ‘whitewashing’ experiences of people of colour. This session invites discussion into research on erased people or practices that explores why this has happened and continues to happen. We invite short position papers proposing ways forward to redress these imbalances, with a focus on the ethics of such archaeological practice.

Organisers: Miller Power; Durham University • Zena Kamash; Royal Holloway University

14:00 | Zena Kamash, Royal Holloway University | Introduction

14:10 | Louise Fowler, MOLA | Gideon Mendel in Calais: what are the ethical implications?

14:20 | Iida Käyhkö, Royal Holloway, University of London | Truth to Power

14:30 | Henrietta Ali Ahmed, Royal Holloway | The Archaeology of Uncertainty

14:40 | Louise Fowler, MOLA; Iida Käyhkö, Royal Holloway, University of London; Henrietta Ali Ahmed, Royal Holloway | Panel Discussion 1

15:30 | - | BREAK

16:00 | Heba Abd El Gawad, Durham University | “So you think you are reconnecting local communities with their heritage? Well it’s you who is disconnected!!!”

16:10 | Laura Hampden, Museum Detox; Laura Hampden, Historic England, Museum Detox, CIfA Equality and Diversity Group | Black Women in the Archaeological Record.

16:20 | D. Kalani Heinz, University of California, Los Angeles | No Hetero!: Making way for alternative ways of knowing within archaeology

16:30 | Miller Power, Durham University | Theorising Queers in the Roman World

16:40 | Heba Abd El Gawad, Durham University; Laura Hampden, Museum Detox; Laura Hampden, Historic England, Museum Detox, CIfA Equality and Diversity Group; D. Kalani Heinz, University of California, Los Angeles; Miller Power, Durham University | Panel Discussion 2

17:30 | - | END

Speakers
ZK

Zena Kamash

Royal Holloway University
IK

Iida Käyhkö

Royal Holloway, University of London
HA

Henrietta Ali Ahmed

Royal Holloway
HA

Heba Abd El Gawad

Durham University
LH

Laura Hampden

Museum Detox
DK

D. Kalani Heinz

University of California, Los Angeles
MP

Miller Power

Durham University


Wednesday December 18, 2019 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 784 20 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL

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