March 1–5, 1998
Mesopotamia in the Era of State Formation: Aiming for Consensus
Mitchell S. Rothman, Chair
Social Science Division
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.