[nyfoil-l] Seminar meeting on Monday

David Magier magier at columbia.edu
Mon Nov 15 11:01:49 CST 2004

The Columbia University Seminar on South Asia
is pleased and excited to announce its next meeting:

"Can the prehistoric become postcolonial?
Strategies of Practice: The archaeology of
South Asia and the move towards decolonization"


Uzma Z. Rizvi
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania

Monday, November 22, 2004
4:00 PM

Southern Asian Institute
1134 International Affairs Building
420 West 118 Street, New York City

Can the colonial legacy that burdens the discipline of archaeology be
deconstructed adequately? Methodologies employed in archaeological research
maintain colonial remnants. Are there strategies altering practice that may
be engaged in order to decolonize archaeological research methodologies?
And will the adoption of a post-colonial stance as a relevant form of
discourse within which to debate these significant issues in archaeological
research being conducted in South Asia suffice? Through the use of recent
archaeological work in North Eastern Rajasthan, this paper will present new
strategies for decolonizing research methodologies in the practice of
archaeology of South Asia.

The talk will be followed by dinner at Faculty House (4th Floor)

Please RSVP for Ms Rizvi's presentation as soon as possible by notifying
our new rapportuer, James Hare (email: jph2101 at columbia.edu). Please
indicate if you will attend the dinner, and if you require on-campus

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