Gjording, Karin Jane, San Francisco, CA - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Chris Gjording for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland
Int'l Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences
October 12, 2001
Intl. Union of Anthropological & Ethnological Sciences, Florence, Italy (through Executive Secretary, IUAES) - To aid 15th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 2003, Florence
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.
Andersson Strand, Dr. Eva, U. of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark - To aid workshop on 'Traditional Textile Craft: An Intangible Cultural Heritage?,' 2014, Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan, in collaboration with Dr. Jihad Kafaki
'Traditional Textile Craft: An Intangible Cultural Heritage?'
March 24-31, 2014, The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan
Organizers: Eva Anderson Strand (U. Copenhagen) and Dr. Jihad Kafaki (Jordan Museum)
This workshop's aim was to create an interactive, international, and interdisciplinary network and platform for knowledge exchange that would allow wide-ranging and innovative approaches in this area and to make the importance of textile crafts and textile histories more visible, with a clear recognition of the inter-relationships between textiles, textile crafts, people and cultural heritage. Sixty particpants from around the world were convened, representing textile craft organizations, modern textile designers, textile craft technicians, and UNESCO, as well as the academic disciplines of archaeology, anthroplogy, history, and philology. The workshop addressed four themes: 1) definitions of traditional craft-practice and use of terminology; 2) the relationship of traditional textile craft to modern fashion studies; 3) the use of traditional textile craft and craftsmanship in the interpretation of ancient societies; and 4) preserving traditional textile heritage and making it visible. Workshop lectures and discussions clearly demonstrated not only the need for collaborative events but also the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and collaborations, and resulted several developments that that can be followed on the conference's website (http://conferences.saxo.ku.dk/traditionaltextilecraft/) and blog (http://www.traditionaltextilecraft.dk/) .
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
'2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage'
May 12-16, 2014, Honolulu, Hawai'i
Organizers: Hans Van Tilburg (NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries) and Jun Kimura (Murdoch U.)
Hosted by the University of Hawai'i Marine Option Program, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, this conference brought together 139 participants from 27 countries around the world to discuss common goals in underwater cultural heritage research and preservation. The conference addressed resource management and protection strategies across the region, facilitated cooperation through the development of academic and governmental networks, provided a forum for discussion of technical and ethical issues related to underwater cultural heritage, and published the proceedings both online (www.apconf.org) and in print form, disseminating them to a wide audience. Keynote speakers for this event were Dr. James Delgado, Director of the Maritime Heritage Program for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Professor Sayan Praicharnjit from the Centre for Community Archaeology Research and Development in Thailand. The opening reception and in-situ preservation workshop was followed by three days of concurrent sessions. The conference's concluding banquet was held at Bishop Museum, featuring Hawaiian food, dance, and music. Heritage field trips on the final day included Pearl Harbor, the Bishop Museum, and the He`eia Hawaiian fish pond.
McGill, Dr. Dru Evan, Bloomington, IN - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Christopher S. Peebles for archival deposit with the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University