Friday, October 22, 2010

Dr. Michael D. Coe Lecture: "Collecting the Americas"

The Anthropology Department and the Museum Studies Program were pleased to host Dr. Michael D. Coe on October 14, 2010 as the first lecturer in the 2010-2011 George Washington University Seminar program Museums and Antiquities: A New World.

Dr. Coe, Professor of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus of the Anthropology Collection at Yale University and the Peabody Museum of Natural History, gave a lecture entitled “Collecting the Americas”. Dr. Coe explored the issue of whether scholars should study and publish research findings of objects that have ambiguous archaeological provenances.

The next lecture in the series “Looting and the Art Market in Antiquities” will be given on November 30, 2010 by Dr. Fabio Esteban Amador. Dr. Amador is an Associate Research Professor of Anthropology at The George Washington University and Program Officer at National Geographic Society.

The schedule for Spring 2011 lectures is as follows:

“Taking the Long View: Twenty Years of Repatriation at the National Museum of Natural History.”
William Billeck, Jan. 27

“A New Vision of a Past: Pueblo Origins and the Development and Depopulation of the Mesa Verde Region.”
Mark Varien, Feb. 17

“Branding the Maya: the Implication of Cultural Heritage Production in the Mayan Riviera.”
Traci Ardren, March 3

“Lower End Artifact Collections: is a practical accommodation possible among archaeologists, collectors, and museums?”
David K. Thulman, April 7

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