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Colonialism Masterclass

  • CCANESA Madsen Building, University of Sydney Camperdown, NSW, 2006 Australia (map)

Archaeologies of Cultural Contact and Colonialism in Micronesia. The ABERIGUA project

Since 2015, Sandra Montón Subías has been co-director of the archaeological excavations conducted at different locations in the island of Guam. These excavations and the previous projects aim to understand better processes of identity, change and continuity that relate to the incorporation of the Mariana Islands by the colonial network of the Spanish empire, with a special emphasis on the consequences that colonial sexual politics had on maintenance activities and the native bodies.

About the speaker: Sandra Montón Subías is an archaeologist with broad interests in social and theoretical archaeology. She is committed to a feminist archaeology, and to the understanding of Gender and Maintenance Activities both in the past and the present. Since October 2011, she has added the Archaeology of Modern Spanish Colonialism and the First Globalization to her research interests (traditionally focused on the archaeology of the Bronze Age Mediterranean).

Sandra is currently PI in the project Cultura Material, Colonialismo y Género en el Pacífico. Una aproximación desde la Arqueología Histórica (Material Culture, Colonialism and Gender in the Pacific. An approach from Historical Archaeology), financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity, and co-director of the project Aberigua. Arqueología del Contacto Cultural y Colonialismo Ibérico en Guam y las Islas Marianas (Aberigua. Archaeology of Iberian Cultural Contact and Colonialism in Guam and the Mariana Islands), financed by Palarq Foundation.

Time and date: 3.15-5pm, Tuesday 28 May 2019

Location: CCANESA Boardroom, 480 Madsen Building, University of Sydney