Join faculty and graduate speakers from UBC and SFU for a series of presentations on the roles, potential, and challenges of visualization and virtualization practices in archaeology.
Find the schedule here: Archaeology Day 2019 Schedule
Note: the schedule is subject to minor modification.
“The Shadows of the Discipline: Time in Archaeological Photographs”
Dr. Jennifer Baird, University of London
Abstract: What do archaeological photographs reveal about the nature of archaeological time? Photographs tend to be seen as neutral records of archaeology, pieces of evidence whose purpose is to preserve or salvage that which was excavated, but how do they generate a sense of time or timelessness in their images? Using archival images of 1930s excavations in Syria, this talk will investigate figures in the shadows of these images and the shadows they cast on archaeological knowledge and temporality.
Open to anyone with interest in archaeology.
Organized by UBC’s Laboratory of Archaeology, and sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies.