Who Owns the Past?

ANTH 0066D S01 [CRN: 25378]

Examines the role of the past in the present. Using examples from the U.S. and other parts of the world, we will look at how archaeological evidence is implicated in contemporary cultural and political issues. Students will learn that the past is not just the focus of archaeologists’ interest and scientific inquiries, but is also a subject romanticized by antiquarians, mobilized in nation-building, marketed for profit, re-enacted as entertainment, consumed by tourists, and glorified in commemoration. Understanding these different and competing valuations, claims, and uses of the archaeological past will provide an introduction to why the past matters in the present and to the future. Enrollment limited to 20 first year students. FYS DPLL
Term
Spring 2018
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
20
Course Attributes
Primary Instructor
Meetings
16:00 - 18:30 Mon - from Jan 24, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Exam Group Code
08