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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00

Archaeologists Without Borders is a unique endeavor aimed at supporting archaeological education and training in economically disadvantaged countries and strengthening regional networks of students in archaeology. Through a network of training programs, WAC members in different parts of the world may travel to the host institutions of other WAC members to provide educational opportunities, and to learn from the archaeological communities they visit. This program derives from the WAC mission to foster international academic interaction, and to redress economic barriers to education about archaeology.

The World Archaeological Congress provides support for students from the host country and neighbouring countries to attend lectures, workshops and other events. The host university is expected to provide accommodation, food and ground transport for the guest lecturer, and the guest lecturer is expected to provide their expertise in a voluntary capacity. Scholars from the first world are encouraged to finds outside support to cover the cost of international airfare, where possible, though WAC may also provide this support.

The Archaeologists Without Borders program is being trialled in 2009, in Nigeria and Colombia. It was was run at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria 18-22 February, Professor Peter Schmidt (University of Florida, U.S.A.) presented the 9th Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture on the topic of African Archaeology and the Ancestors'. The Archaeologists Without Borders program was run at Santa Marta, Colombia, 22-29 May, in collaboration with the Fulbright Commission, the Colombian Society of Archaeology and the University of the Magdalena. A workshop "Current archaeological Theory" was led by Professor Joan Gero of the American University, Washington DC. Future developments of the program will be developed based on these trials.

Participation in this program is open to WAC members only.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 20:31
 
Report "Archaeologists Without Borders" Santa Marta, Colombia 2009 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00

Informe del Programa “Arqueólogos Sin Frontera” Santa Marta, Mayo del 2009

El taller se llevó a cabo bajo dos modalidades. La primera estuvo enfocada a trabajar con estudiantes de último año de arqueología y algunos profesionales, que estuvieran interesados en discutir temas con Joan Gero. La segunda, estuvo enfocada a trabajar con estudiantes que inician la carrera de antropología en la Universidad del Magdalena.

El grupo de los estudiantes avanzados, tuvo la oportunidad de profundizar sobre los posicionamientos teóricos que han caracterizado a Joan Gero. Como resultado de estas discusiones, dichos académicos se comprometieron a escribir algunos textos que muestren sus puntos de vista actualizados después del taller.

EL grupo de estudiantes de inicio de carrera, tuvo la oportunidad de conocer de la mano de una mujer de mucha experiencia, los significados de hacer arqueología, su relevancia política y ética.

Este taller dejó una profunda huella en la Universidad del Magdalena, lo cual se traduce en estímulos para que la arqueología se siga desarrollando en Colombia.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 22:01
 
WAC Workshop: Archaeologists Without Borders PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 February 2009 00:00

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN - NIGERIA: 18 - 22 FEBRUARY 2009

The Archaeologists without Borders Program was run at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria 18-22 February. Professor Peter Schmidt (University of Florida, U.S.A.) presented the 9th Bassey Andah Memorial Lecture on the topic of African Archaeology and the Ancestors', and participated in a workshop organised by WAC Vice-President, Professor C.A. Folorunso (University of Ibadan).  Feedback on the program has been very positive and a report will go on the WAC web site.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 07:44
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