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Graduate Workshop for Archaeology and Material Culture

Archaeology at Multiple Scales
Conference, March 26, 2011

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Department of Anthropology

Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology (IPCAA)

Graduate Workshop for Archaeology and Material Culture (GWAMC)

Graduate students from different disciplines approach archaeology and material culture studies from a variety of intellectual, methodological and theoretical traditions. With world-class museums and premiere programs in anthropology, archaeology, classics, history of art and area studies, there is a unique opportunity at the University of Michigan to explore the pitfalls and potentialities of interdisciplinary approaches to archaeology and material culture. This workshop is a forum for graduate students to present their work, be exposed to different approaches and ultimately stimulate discussion of objects and human behavior. Additionally, this workshop is a place to meet new people, hear more in-depth research by your grad student colleagues, and let others know what kinds of research questions related to archaeology and material culture interest you.

Participants are encouraged to present previous or ongoing work, such as class research papers, conference papers, publications, theses or dissertations. More informal presentations on fieldwork experiences and general academic interests relating to archaeology and material culture are also strongly encouraged. Submissions can deal with the specifics of your own work or larger questions related to general approaches to archaeology or the study of material culture. All presentations will be 15 minutes.

GWAMC 1 was held on October 31, 2009.
GWAMC 2 was held on October 2, 2010.
GWAMC 3 will be held in October 2011.