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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 974 - Collecting Colonialism

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS

This class will explore the history and ongoing legacies of European colonialism by framing material culture as the embodiment of social relationships. Using London?s museum collections, we will explore both the history of colonial-era collecting of ethnographic materials and the ways in which these materials are stored, curated, and displayed today. Through readings in museum anthropology, material culture studies, and art history; site visits to London-area museums; and group discussions and written reflection, we will attempt to understand the shifting relationships between source communities, the politics of display, and the museum-going public. Taught in London.

Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: A. Margaris

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
Prerequisites & Notes: Prior application and acceptance to the Oberlin-in-London Program required.
This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
As an elective requirement in Archaeological Studies (ACHS)

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