IAW Winter Quarter 2024 Schedule


Monday, January 8: Monday Seminar presentation by Lindsay Montgomery

Tuesday, January 16: ISAC exhibit event co-hosted with ASW and MEHAT and featuring Jane Gordon, Suzanne Paulus, et al.

3:30 – 5 pm

Classics 21


Wednesday, January 17 (Week 3): Matthew Rossi

Paper Title: Grave-Robber to Forensic Scientist: Modernism, Dispossession, and the Founding of ‘The Body Farm’

Confirmed discussant: Alaina Wibberly


Wednesday, February 7 (Week 6): Parker VanValkenburgh

Title: “Rethinking Settlement: Colonialism and Dwelling in the Cloud Forests of Northeastern Peru”


Tuesday, February 13 (Week 7): Alaina Wibberly

Joint session with Current Social Ethnography workshop


Tuesday, February 13, 4:30 – 6 pm in Haskell 315

Title: From Survey to Surveillance in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands


Wednesday, February 21 (Week 8), 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Haskell 315

Featuring Matthew Knisley, Catherine Kearns, Teagan Wolter

Panel Discussion: “Resources for dissertation fieldwork and post-fieldwork analyses”

IAW Schedule: Autumn Quarter, 2023


NOTE: All workshop sessions will be held, unless otherwise noted, on Wednesdays from 3:30 ­– 5 pm in the Lasalle Banks Room of the ISAC Museum. (Please note, for instance, that Prof. Newman’s book talk next week will take place at 5 pm at Assembly Hall, International House (1414 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637))


October 11 (Week 3)

Prof. Sarah Newman book talk, feat. Mariana Petry Cabral, Claudia Brittenham, and Pauline Goul (registration and further details available here)

October 25 (Week 5)

Charles Wilson (PhD candidate, NELC): “Reassessing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘Seated Goddess with a Child’”

November 1 (Week 6)

Hanna Pickwell (PhD candidate, Anthropology): “Social distancing and reclaiming junk: Renegotiating possessibility in Covid-era Beijing”

November 8 (Week 7)

Adrian Chase (Postdoctoral Fellow, Mansueto Institute and Department of Anthropology): “Proximity and Distance: Neighborhood Identities at Caracol, Belize”

November 15 (Week 8)

Prof. Rocco Palermo (Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College)

November 29 (Week 10): TBD

December 6 (Week 11): TBD