Museums, Cultural Heritage, and Classical Archaeology|
Fall 2011 not offered
ARCP 283, ARHA 238|
In this seminar we will discuss the past, present, and future of classical archaeology to consider the manifold social and ethical problems of our discipline. By using case studies of specific individuals (such as Schliemann), institutions (the Getty, the British Museum), and sites (the Akropolis), we will study such topics as colonialism and nationalism, the role of the museum, the economics of archaeological exploration, site preservation, war and vandalism, patronage and the antiquities market.
Students will lead class discussion and are expected to engage fully in each seminar meeting. Additionally, they will give oral presentations (using images and other media) on a variety of topics.
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Scholarly articles and book chapters; newspaper items.
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In-class presentations; research paper and other writing assignments.
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While there is no formal prerequisite for this seminar, it is hoped that students will have a background in one of the following fields: Classical Studies, Archaeology or Art History.
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