Postcolonial Archaeology and Heritage

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Postcolonial Archaeology and Heritage


Cipolla, Craig

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University of Toronto

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This course critically engages with the archaeology and heritage of colonialism and settler colonialism in North America. Through a combination of lectures and seminars, students in this course explore complicated interactions between various European, Indigenous, and African peoples as they occurred over the last 500 years in the US and Canada. Particular attention is placed on how archaeologists study colonialism, how they represent colonial histories in both scholarship and museum work, and how each of these projects relate to broader discussions of decolonization. Topics of focus include: cultural continuity and change, movement and diaspora, identify formation and negotiation, Indigenous knowledge and archaeological practice, and museum research and pedagogy.

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