Date(s) - 04/03/2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, March 4, 2016
Dr. Erell Hubert (UofT)
Archaeological Theory Interest Group meeting, 3:00-4:30pm, AP 140, 19 Russell St.
The Archaeological Theory Interest Group (ATIG) is having its biweekly meeting on Friday, Mar 4th, between 3 pm – 4.30 pm, in the Archaeology Boardroom (AP 140). The topic for this week is “Everyday Life”. Dr. Erell Hubert is leading the discussion and will be giving us a presentation on her work with Moche figurines. Here is more information from Dr. Erell Hubert: This week we will explore everyday life, in particular how we can move beyond conceptualisations of everyday life as mostly mundane, domestic, and passive. De Certeau’s The Practice of Everyday Life will be our point of entry to discuss the subversive nature of everyday practices. The transformative role of daily interactions with material culture will be further explored through a short presentation of the way Moche figurines participated in mediating personal experiences, social identities, and socio-political phenomena during the first millennium AD on the north coast of Peru.
Reading: Sheringham, Michael. 2006. “Michel de Certeau: Reclaiming the Everyday”, in Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present, Oxford University Press, pp. 212-247.