Plen1
Divorce and partial reconciliation: twentieth century disciplinary trajectories in social anthropology and archaeology
Convenor:
David Shankland (Royal Anthropological Institute)
Format:
Plenaries
Location:
Great Hall
Start time:
6 April, 2009 at 16:15
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

We begin our discussion in the first plenary deliberately in broad terms, by considering the dialogue between archaeology and anthropology over the last century, and how it may manifest itself in the future. Tim Ingold looks forward to a time when the disciplinary boundary simply may no longer be relevant. Chris Hann looks at the way archaeology and anthropology together may be used in the study of the past, and Rosemary Joyce at the way that the debate concerning materiality may affect the interplay between the two disciplines. Between them, these opening case studies cover much of the thematic ground that we will explore in detail in the coming three days.

Long abstract:

We begin our discussion in the first plenary deliberately in broad terms, by considering the dialogue between archaeology and anthropology over the last century, and how it may manifest itself in the future. Tim Ingold looks forward to a time when the disciplinary boundary simply may no longer be relevant. Chris Hann looks at the way archaeology and anthropology together may be used in the study of the past, and Rosemary Joyce at the way that the debate concerning materiality may affect the interplay between the two disciplines. Between them, these opening case studies cover much of the thematic ground that we will explore in detail in the coming three days.