HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
Section: 004 Nationalist Archaeology Uncovered
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Honors Program (HONORS)
Department: LSA Honors
Credits:
1
Other:
Honors, Minicourse
Class Misc Info:
Meets 9/16-11/4. (Drop/Add deadline=09/29/08)..
Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing in the Honors Program.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Class meets Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 28, Nov. 4

How has the art and science of archaeology been controlled by the state for nationalistic means? How has this exploitation differed between dictatorships, democracies, and developing nations? How do real-life instances compare to nationalist archaeology as portrayed in popular entertainment films such as Indiana Jones and National Treasure? Over this seven-week course we will examine case studies in which nationalist meanings were enhanced through appropriation and misrepresentation of archaeological findings. Cases will focus on these relationships as found in Nazi Germany, post-war Japan, post-USSR Russia, modern Greece, the Middle East, and developing countries in Central America. Requirements consist of weekly readings, class participation, and the facilitation of one discussion. Optional film viewings will also be offered. Readings may include: Abu El-Haj, N. 1998. Translating truths: nationalism, the practice of archaeology, and the remaking of past and present in contemporary Jerusalem. American Ethnologist 25: 166-188. Alexandri, A. 2002. Names and emblems: Greek archaeology, regional identities, and national narratives at the turn of the 20th century. Antiquity 76: 191-199. Baram, U. and Y. Rowan. 2004. Archaeology after nationalism: globalization and the consumption of the past. In Marketing heritage: archaeology and the consumption of the past, ed. Yorke, pp. 3-21. Lanham, MD: Rowman Altamira Press. Chernykh, E.N. 1995. Postscript: Russian archaeology after the collapse of the USSR – infrastructural crisis and the resurgence of old and new nationalisms. In Nationalism, politics, and the practice of archaeology, eds. Kohl and Fawcett, pp. 139-148. New York: Cambridge University Press. Chincilla Mazariegos, O. Archaeology and nationalism in Guatemala at the time of independence. Antiquity 72: 376-387. Fawcett, C. 1995. Nationalism and postwar Japanese archaeology. In Nationalism, politics, and the practice of archaeology, eds. Kohl and Fawcett, pp. 232-246. New York: Cambridge University Press. Maischberger, M. 2002. German archaeology during the Third Reich, 1933-45: a case study based on archival evidence. Antiquity 76:209-218.

HONORS 135 - Ideas in Honors
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22627
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004 (SEM)
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19533
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20479
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M 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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20488
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21567
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W 6:00PM - 7:00PM
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22628
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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