“Archaeology in South America: dialogues across disciplines, territories, and imaginations”

“Archaeology in South America: dialogues across disciplines, territories, and imaginations”
2 July 2020, 10.00am - 3 July 2020, 5.00pm
Call for Papers
University of Exeter, Streatham Campus

The Centre for the Archaeology of the Americas (CAA) at Exeter is pleased to announce a series of events during 2020 to promote archaeological and interdisciplinary research and impact across the region. Two of those events will focus on Latin America, reconfiguring traditional disciplinary concerns within interdisciplinary discussions to tackle contemporary conflicts over natural/cultural resources. 

The events will take place at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, 2nd - 3rd July (exact venue and time TBA). They include the South American Archaeology Meeting at Exeter (SAAME 2020), a day conference now in its second year, and The Avocado Dialogues, a PhD-led training workshop on participatory methods, with contributions from experts in participatory and collaborative research. Both events will include remote contributions by Latin American-based academic, indigenous and afro-peasant representatives. The main goal is to assemble a conceptual and methodological toolkit across disciplines, spheres of practice, and activism, grounded on the long-term memories embodied in people, places, and things. 

These events are co-organised by the CAA, the Exeter Centre of Latin American Studies (EXCELAS) and the Instituto de Arqueología y Museo at the University of Tucumán (IAM-UNT, Argentina). The head of IAM-UNT, Professor Maria Alejandra Korstanje, will contribute to both events as keynote speaker and senior expert. The events integrate the debates promoted by the international network RIDAP (Red de Información y Discusión sobre Arqueología y Patrimonio, http://www.ridap.org/), while supporting the agenda of the Foro de Recuros Hidricos (http://www.camaren.org) and Alianza Justicia Hidrica (http://justiciahidrica.org/?lang=en). 
The activities are supported by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), and the University of Exeter’s Doctoral College and College of Humanities through their Researcher-led Initiative (RLI) and Activity Awards programmes.

Call for Papers

SAAME2020 CfC.pdf


Olga Jimenez
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