2014 Program


May 1, 2014, Thursday

8:30 a.m.
Registration / Coffee, Tea,  and Pastries

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

Beshara Doumani, Director of Middle East Studies
Ömür Harmanşah, Organizer

9:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m.
Keynote address and Discussion

“Archaeologists in the Global Combat Zone”

Yannis Hamilakis, University of Southampton

10:45 a.m. –11:00 a.m.    Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 
Session 1:  Fieldwork as Political Ecology: Anthropologists and Archaeologists in Landscapes of Conflict

Moderator: Mayssun Succarie, Brown University

1. Introduction: Political Ecologies of Fieldwork
Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University

2. “Fractured Oversight: Palestinian Sites and Objects after the Oslo II Accords”
Morag Kersel, Depaul University

3. “Exposing the Colonial Matrix of Power: Archaeologists and Private Military Companies in Iraq”
Maria Theresia Starzmann, McGill University

Discussant: Mayssun Succarie, Brown University

1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. 
Lunch (for speakers, discussants and invited guests)

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Session 2:   Human Terrain Systems and Anthropologists

Moderator: Catherine Lutz, Brown University

4. “Fieldwork in Battle Space: On the Intersecting Geographies of Research and War”
David B. Edwards, Williams College

5. “On Using Ethics to Avoid Politics: The Limits of Using Professional Ethics to Address the Political Problems of HTS and other Security Sector Projects”
David Price, St. Martin’s University

6. “Embedded?: Toward A Deeper Examination of Anthropologists’ Work in National Security Organizations”
Kerry B. Fosher, Marine Corps University

Discussant: Keith Brown, Brown University

6:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner  at L’Apogee at the Biltmore Hotel (for speakers, discussants and invited guests)

May 2, 2014 Friday

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Coffee, Tea, and Pastries

9:00 a.m. –10:45 a.m.
Session 3:  Remote Sensing, Drones, Satellite images: Ethics of the Use of Remote Technologies of Mapping and Visualization in Archaeology

Moderator: Felipe Rojas, Brown University

7. “Verticality and Fear: Surveying Waziristan”
Vazira F-Y Zamindar, Brown University

8. “From Balloons and Biplanes to Satellites and Drones: The Invasion of Iraq and the Ethics of Aerial Imagery in Archaeology”
Adrian Myers, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure (Vancouver, Canada)

9. “Orienting Distance: Aerial Surveys in the Service of Modern Warfare”
Caren Kaplan, University of California Davis

Discussant: Felipe Rojas, Brown University

10:45 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. –12:45 p.m. 
Roundtable discussion

Moderator: Yannis Hamilakis, University of Southampton and Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University

End of Workshop

Afternoon: Departures

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