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March 1–5, 1998

Mesopotamia in the Era of State Formation: Aiming for Consensus

Mitchell S. Rothman, Chair
Social Science Division
Widener University

Although explaining the origins of complex societies has been a core issue of anthropological research for many years, basic agreement on some essential issues has remained elusive. This seminar included participants chosen for their expertise on each subregion of Mesopotamia.

April 18–24, 1998

Doing Archaeology as a Feminist: Moving from Theory to Practice

Margaret Conkey, Co-Chair
Department of Anthropology
University of California at Berkeley

Alison Wylie, Co-Chair
Department of Philosophy
University of Western Ontario

In April 1998, nine archaeologists, one historian, and a philosopher gathered for an advanced seminar on the implications of feminist commitments for the discipline of archaeology.