Tarlow, Dr. Sarah, U. of Leicester, Leicester, UK - To aid conference of 'Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA),' 2013, Leicester, in collaboration with Dr. Zoe Crossland
'46th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology'
January 9-12, 2013, U. Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Organizers: Dr. Sarah Tarlow (U. Leicester) and Dr. Zoe Crossland (Columbia U.)
The conference theme-'Globalization, Immigration, Transformation'-emphasized global connections past and present, aiming to include scholars who would not ordinarily attend the meetings in order to explore these issues. Funding enabled six archaeologists from different parts of Africa to take advantage of the conference's location in the UK and to participate in the conference in different roles. A special session on 'History, Archaeology, and Memory Work in African Contexts' was also constituted to bring together scholars working in Africa to discuss current research on the topic and to advertise perspectives from African historical archaeology to other participants in the conference.
Knight, Dr. Vernon James, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. C. Earle Smith for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland
Van Tilburg, Dr. Hans Konrad, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Honolulu, HI - To aid 'Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage,' 2014, U. of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, in collaboration with Dr. Jun Kimura
Preliminary abstract: The 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage entered into force on 2 January 2009 and now provides a basis for international cooperation and exchange of knowledge about underwater cultural heritage. Recent decades have witnessed an expansion of activity directed at underwater cultural heritage which has raised awareness of its potential and significance. Underwater cultural heritage is complex, combining related disciplines and issues critical to our time. Consideration of indigenous cultural values, heritage tourism, biological interactions, socio-economic benefits, and threats from increased development, industrial extraction, diving activities, and even climate change, continue to shape our understanding of this field. The emerging role of cultural resources within ocean stewardship underscores the need for government agencies, heritage groups, coastal zone managers, diving groups and other ocean users to formulate a better approach to managing non-renewable underwater cultural heritage. This conference provides an opportunity to discuss the nature and meaning and potential of underwater cultural heritage, and to exchange and disseminate critical information about heritage and recent underwater archaeology projects from the countries of Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The 2014 Hawai`i location provides an opportunity for greater participation by Pacific Island nations.
Martinsson-Wallin, Dr. Helene, Gotland U., Visby, Sweden - To aid 7th international conference on 'Easter Island and the Pacific: Migration, Cultural Heritage and Identity,' 2007, Gotland U.
'Easter Island and the Pacific: Migration, Cutlural Heritage, and Identity'
August 20-27, 2007, Gotland University, Visby, Sweden
Organizer: Dr. Helene Martinsson-Wallin (Gotland University)
Funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation made it possible to invite young scholars and students form three World Heritage sites -- Rapa Nui National Park on Easter Island/Rapa Nui (Chile/The Pacfic); Stone Town on Zanzibar (Tanzania); and Visby on Gotland (Sweden) -- to participate in a workshop on 'World Heritage and Identity: Three Worlds Meet.' The workshop was held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific. Participants were mainly students and junior scholars who otherwise have little chance to participate in international conferences. They presented data about their sites and discussed concerns and problems facing their World Heritage status. The sites discussed are found on islands with different historical and religious backgrounds, but they all contain a vulnerable archaeological heritage and have an economy closely tied to cultural tourism. The workshop discussions resulted in new networks among the participants and built a foundation for the continuation of educational exchanges between Gotland University, University of Zanzibar, CONADI Rapa Nui, and The National University of Samoa.
Baker, Dr. Brenda, Arizona State U., Tempe, AZ - To aid workshop on 'Disruptions as a Cause and Consequence of Migration in Human History,' 2012, Saguaro Lake Ranch, Mesa, AZ, in collaboration with Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda
'Disruptions as a Cause and Consequence of Migration in Human History'
May 3-5, 2011, Saguaro Lake Ranch, Mesa, Arizona
Organizers: Dr. Brenda Baker & Dr. Takeyuki Tsuda (Arizona State U.)
Migration has been integral to the development of human societies since the emergence of our species and has continuously reshaped the economic, ethnic, and political dynamics of various societies over time, yet little dialogue has occurred between scholars examining contemporary and past migrations. This workshop was intended to stimulate an intellectual exchange among sociocultural anthropologists, archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, and others who study migration to analyze the extent to which environmental and social disruptions have been a cause of migration over time and whether these migratory flows have in turn led to disruptive consequences for the societies that receive them. Another goal was to help develop an understanding of common processes operating in past and present migrations. An initial conceptual framework developed by a collaborative group of faculty from Arizona State University's School of Human Evolution and Social Change was circulated to workshop participants to help guide articulation with common themes and stimulate discussion. Presentations and lively discussions were geared toward developing our understanding of the relationship between disruptions and population displacements from prehistory to the present. This workshop has resulted in the submission of revised papers for publication in an edited volume.