SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE ARCHEOLOGY PART 2
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
17477
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
2 units
Grading
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Description
A research seminar in comparative archaeology led by a regular faculty member in anthropology and the visiting scholar in the center for comparative archaeology. The topic changes from year to year depending on the expertise of the visiting scholar. Meets about five times during the spring term, and is the conclusion of ANTH 2536: special topics in comparative archaeology i offered during the preceding fall term. In order to receive credit students must complete both parts of the seminar I and II).
Class Attributes
Transatlantic Studies
West European Studies
Class Notes
This seminar will explore the formative role that enslavement, captivity, and unfreedom have played in the long-term development of human societies from prehistory to the modern era. Utilizing a comparative approach that draws on numerous case-studies from various global slave trades, we will examine both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of unfree groups in the archaeological and historical records. The topics covered in each session are intended to be broad, allowing participants to pursue and develop avenues of investigation and discussion that are of most interest to them. The seminar will meet on selected Fridays approximately once a month, with sessions divided between those dedicated to the discussion of broad but nevertheless significant theoretical questions and those in which we will present and examine a wide-range of case studies. Given the difficulties associated with the archaeological study of unfree groups, participants are encouraged to engage not only with material culture but also historical, literary, and ethnographic data. ANTH 2537 is the second half of a two-term course; nevertheless, prior enrollment in the fall term is not required for enrollment in the spring term. The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote/
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Marc Bermann
Meets
Fr 12:10PM - 1:40PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Seminar Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
5
Seats Open
7
Class Capacity
12
Unrestricted Seats
7
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0