Webinar - Islamic Archaeology and the Museum, NYU, Silsila: Center for Material Histories - 5 November 2021

Ashley Dimmig Discussion

New York University, Silsila: Center for Material Histories



Nadia Abu El-Haj, Barnard College/Columbia University

Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania

Mohammad Fahim Rahimi, National Museum of Afghanistan

Alison Gascoigne, University of Southampton

Christian Greco, Museo Egizio, Turin

Ahmed Adam, University of Khartoum

Friday, November 5th, 11:00am ET

PLEASE NOTE: The US adopts winter daylight saving time slightly later than other regions. As a result, for this one event the time differences from New York vary slightly. This event begins at 11am New York time (15h London, 16h Lagos/Berlin, 17h Cairo/Beirut, 18h Addis/Istanbul, 20.00 Islamabad, 20.30 Delhi)

[Webinar] Silsila Fall 2021 Lecture Series

Expectations regarding the context and value of excavated material vary across the fields of Islamic archaeology and museology, fields with competing epistemologies and theoretical approaches. Focusing on practices of excavation and display, this panel aims to explore the often-contentious relationships between these fields. The topic is especially relevant to a moment when the colonial and racist legacies of the academy and the museum have come under increased scrutiny. The presentations will explore the implications of archaeological research conducted by museums, the legacies of such projects, and their relevance to contemporary discussions regarding the exhibition of archaeological material from the Islamic lands. A central aim is to explore the potential meaning of context, extending the term to the modern life of objects and to the human relations enabled by it.

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