There has an explosion of research on the historical archaeology of Latin America over the past twenty years, particularly focused upon the continuities and transformations of the early colonial period. Yet much of this work has remained siloed deep within specific sub-disciplinary forums. In this symposium, we explore how the rubric of 'material histories' might offer new common ground between archaeologists and historians within the broader turns in Latin American studies towards non-traditional archives. How do these emergent ‘material histories’ articulate with ongoing discussions across the social sciences and the humanities concerning the material, the environmental, and the animal? And how might the studies of these new ‘archives’ engage with forms of history-telling that stretch beyond the academy?
Maria Fernanda Boza Cuadros, Museum am Rothenbaum - Cultures and Arts of the World, Hamburg
Tiffany C. Fryer, Society of Fellows & Anthropology, Princeton
Sarah Kennedy, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Guido Pezzarossi, Anthropology, Syracuse University
Javier Puente, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Smith
Doug Smit, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Brendan Weaver, Archaeology Center, Stanford University
Vera Candiani (discussant), History, Princeton
Noa Corcoran-Tadd (organizer and discussant), PLAS, Princeton
This event is free and open to the public. A Zoom registration link will be available soon.