Whitman College

From Kitty Litter to Granite: The Archaeology of Nuclear Waste

Rosemary Joyce is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley. Her research is concerned with questions about the ways people employ things in actively negotiating their place in society, the lives and itineraries of objects, and the reframing of human engagement with the world in terms of materiality. Her published writings include books and articles on the use of representational imagery to create and reinforce gendered identities, ranging from examinations of Classic Maya monumental art and glyphic texts, to Formative period monumental and small-scale images. She is an expert in the study of ceramic materials and has participated in field research in northern Honduras. As a museum anthropologist, Joyce works with curated collections, including photographs and historical archives, in museums in North America, Europe, and Honduras. This research has inspired a more recent interest in disciplinary history as well as cultural policy and histories of collecting.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Olin Hall, 129
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA

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