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Material Histories of Latin America

April 2, 2021 · 12:00 am2:30 pm · Zoom

Program in Latin American Studies; Humanities Council

There has been 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, Curatorial Research Fellow, MARKK (Hamburg’s Museum am Rothenbaum – Cultures and Arts of the World)
Tiffany C. Fryer, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Society of Fellows; Lecturer, Humanities Council and Anthropology, Princeton University
Sarah Kennedy, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Guido Pezzarossi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University
Javier Puente, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Smith College
Doug Smit, Senior Fellow in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Brendan Weaver, Postdoctoral scholar, Archaeology Center, Stanford University


Vera Candiani, History, Princeton University
Noa Corcoran-Tadd, PLAS Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University

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Co-sponsored by the Center for Collaborative History, Department of Art & Archaeology, Department of Anthropology and the Humanities Council

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