What is Archaeology? Trends and Currents in Contemporary Archaeological Discourse in Israel

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The Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition– What is Archaeology? Trends and Currents in Contemporary Archaeological Discourse in Israel

Thursday, December 27, 2012, Room 496, Gilman Building, Tel Aviv University (All lectures are in Hebrew).

9.00-9.30 – Reception

9.30-9.45 – Opening statement – Assaf Nativ and Mark Iserlis

9.45-10.00 – Shlomo Bunimovitz- Children of three paradigms: my generation in Israeli archaeology

Session One: Archaeology and the personal; Chair Shlomo Bunimovitz

10.00-10.30 – Yifat Thareani- Margins’ Girl: On frontiers as multi-cultural archaeological spaces

10.30-11.00- Haggai Misgav- Archaeology and contemporary religious conceptions

11.00-11.15- Recess

Session Two: Archaeology as profession; Chair Oded Lipschits

11.15-11.45 – Ianir Milevski- What is archaeology? A materialist dialectic approach

11.45-12.15- Alon Shavit- Community archaeology in Israel: on the connection and discord between the archaeological community and society

12.15-12.45 – Eran Arie- Archaeology in a museum: visit and Critique

12.45-14.00- Lunch break

Session Three: Archaeology as a discipline; – Chair Yuval Goren

14.00-14.30 – Steve Rosen- Archaeology: a personal perspective

14.30-15.00 – Amihai Mazar- The rusty Marshalltown

15.00-15.30 – Yuval Yekutieli- Archaeology as a story

15.30-15.45- Recess

Session Four: Summary and discussion; Chairs Mark Iserlis and Assaf Nativ

15.45-16.15 – Summaries: Rafi Greenberg, Avi Gopher, Snait Gisis

16.15-17.00 – Discussion

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