May 1, 2014, Thursday
Registration / Coffee, Tea, and Pastries
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
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.
11:00 a.m. –12:45 p.m.
Moderator: Yannis Hamilakis, University of Southampton and Ömür Harmanşah, Brown University
End of Workshop