Field Notes [2012-2014]

From 2012 to 2014

CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor


About

Field Notes: Histories of Archaeology and Anthropology

The group aims to encourage interdisciplinary discussion about the histories of archaeology and anthropology. Specifically, it seeks to harness the increasing internal discussion about the past of these two related disciplines and couple it with enquiries conducted within the history of science. Combining the growing interest of the history of science in these disciplines with the historical discussions taking place within them, the group aims both to consolidate previous historical work and also to point to new directions in which to take it. The group aims to utilise Cambridge as an especially appropriate base in which to begin this interdisciplinary discussion, since the University not only possesses historical importance in the disciplines of archaeology and anthropology, but also a particularly active history of science department. Similarly, CRASSH provides a location where this expertise can mingle. Within this context, fortnightly seminars and reading groups will move the agenda of the group forward.

Conveners

Conveners

William Carruthers (Department of History and Philosophy of Science)
Allegra Fryxell   (Department of History)
Julie Lawrence (Department of Archaeology and Anthropology)

Faculty Advisors

Christopher Evans (Executive Director, Cambridge Archaeological Unit)
Professor Robert Foley (Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies and Leverhulme Professor of Human Evolution)
Dr Kate Nichols (Bible and Antiquity Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CRASSH)
Professor Jim Secord (Professor of History and Philosophy of Science)
Dr Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (Lecturer, Division of Social Anthropology)

Programme 2013-14

 

Field Notes
Rethinking Approaches to 'Heritage'
14 October 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor

Astrid Swenson (Brunel, London), David Abulafia (Cambridge) at Field Notes. NB Seminar room SG2* only today

People and Places: Late C20th
28 October 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Miquel Carandell Baruzzi (Barcelona) at Field Notes

Narrating the Fall of Empires
11 November 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Helen Roche (Cambridge), Discussant: Joachim Whaley (Cambridge) at Field Notes

Skull Triangles
25 November 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Debbie Challis (UCL), Discussant: Kate Nichols (Cambridge) at Field Notes

Physics, Anthropology and the Cultural History of Mechanics, 1870-1930
20 January 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Richard Staley (Cambridge) and Simon Schaffer (Cambridge) at Field Notes

Archaeological Context in Motion: Egyptian Field Sites and the World's Museums, 1880-1930
03 February 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Alice Stevenson (UCL) and Ruth Horry (Cambridge) at Field Notes

Beautiful Burials, Beautiful Skulls: The Aesthetics (and Ethics) of the Egyptian Mummy
17 February 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Christina Riggs (U of East Anglia) and Chris Wingfield (Cambridge) at Field Notes

Egyptian Archaeology under British Military Occupation (1882-1956)
03 March 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Stephen Quirke (ULC) and Mimi Winick (New Jersey) at Field Notes

Movements between Art and Anthropology
28 April 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1

Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (Berlin/Cambridge), Adrien Sina (London), Michael Murawski (Cambridge), Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (Cambridge) at Field Notes.

Join event with Performance Network.

CANCELLED (Authority & Authenticity in Archaeological Photographs)
12 May 2014, CRASSH Seminar room SG1
The SS-Ahnenerbe and Archaeological Research Sites
28 May 2014, CRASSH, Seminar room S1, First floor* (NB different day and room)

Martijn Eickhoff (Nijmegen) Helen Roche (Cambridge) at Field Notes

Objects, Narratives, and Deep Time in Early 20th C. America
29 May 2014, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2 (NB different day and room)

Marianne Sommer (Lucerne), Jim Secord (Cambridge) at Field Notes

Past events

 

Field Notes
Introductory Session: Why Histories of Archaeology?
04 October 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Gabriel Moshenska (UCL Institute of Archaeology).
Representation. How to See a System: The Visual Anthropology of Paper Tools during the Late Enlightenment
18 October 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Matthew Eddy (Department of Philosophy, Durham University), Discussant Jim Secord (HPS, University of Cambridge)
Antiquarianism. The Eighteenth-Century Antiquarian
01 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Allison Ksiazkiewicz (Dept of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge). Reading group. (NB see further information for Suggested Readings)
Collections.
15 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room S1, First floor* (NB The group will meet in a different room today)

Ruth Horry (HPS, Cambridge), Discussant: Nicky Reeves (HPS). *Only today the group will meet on the 1st Floor, room S1

Disciplines and Institutions. What is Armchair Anthropology?
29 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Efram Sera-Shriar (York University, Canada). Discussant: Prof Peter Mandler (Dept of History, Cambridge)
Race: Greek Sculpture and 'Stuffed Natives' at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Defining the Classical Body in 1850s London
17 January 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Kate Nichols (CRASSH), Discussant: Brian Murray (CRASSH)
Science and Nationalism. Atapuerca, the Making of a Magic Mountain: Human-Origins-Research and National Identity in Contemporary Spain
31 January 2013, Faculty of Law, room B16 (basement)*
Oliver Hochadel (Institució Milà i Fontanals, CSIC, Barcelona) Discussant: Robert Foley (Leverhulme Professor of Human Evolution, Cambridge). NB: Venue Faculty of Law-B16*
Geographies of Archaeological Knowledge: a Critical View of the Relationship between Spanish and British Archaeology in the Twentieth Century
14 February 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Prof Margarita Díaz-Andreu (ICREA-University of Barcelona), Discussant: Sheila Kohring (Dept of Archaeology).
Regimentation. Proof/Discipline, and Military Influence in 19th Century Archaeology
28 February 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor
Chris Evans (Cambridge Archaeological Unit, University of Cambridge) and Discussant: Simon Schaffer (HPS, Cambridge)
Postponed. Gender: In the Field: Relations and Relationships in the History of Archaeology
14 March 2013, Fac of English, room GR06/07 Ground Floor*

Dr Amara Thornton (Institute of Archaeology, UCL) Discussant: Dr Eleanor Robson (HPS, Cambridge) NB: Different Time and Venue (1.00pm Fac of English GR06/07)

Objects: From the Excavation Site to Storage. Archaeological Objects in Transit.
25 April 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Mirjam Brusius (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) Discussant: Dr Christina Riggs (University of East Anglia)

Cultural Evolution: Interpreting the Art of the Old Stone Age and the Origins of Human Nature, 1870-1940.
09 May 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Chris Manias (University of Manchester), Discussant: Prof Peter Mandler (Prof. of Modern Cultural History, Cambridge)

Gender: In the Field: Relations and Relationships in the History of Archaeology
16 May 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Dr Amara Thornton (Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, UCL) & discussant Dr Kate Nichols (CRASSH)

Excavation: Living with the Ancient Romans: Past and Present in Eighteenth-Century Encounters with Herculaneum and Pompeii
23 May 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Charlotte Roberts (Faculty of English, Cambridge) Dr. Melissa Calaresu (Early Modern History, Cambridge)

Empire: Displayed Peoples, Empire and Anthropology in the Metropole
06 June 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground floor

Sadiah Qureshi (University of Birmingham) and discussant Sujit Sivasundaram (History).