Science Café: The Politics of Preserving the Past


Mar
26
2014

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  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 03/26/2014
  • Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

  • Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor  (Show map)

  • Description:

    At Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub 318 S. Main St.  Preserving historic sites is often not simple, but involves compromises for contemporary businesses and residences. Sometimes scholarly work to preserve the past has unfortunate, and occasionally unforeseen tragic consequeces for contemporary communities. We will examine several examples, from India and from right here in Ann Arbor, as we discuss the politics of preservation. Speakers include Carla Sinopoli, Curator of Asian Archaeology and Director of the U-M Museum Studies Program and Susan Wineberg, local author and Ann Arbor historian. Join us for an engaging conversation on the political consequences of scholarship, advocacy, and preservation. Offered as a part of the the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ Winter 2014 Theme semester: India in the World. Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. All Science Cafés take place at Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm; program 6-7:30 pm.