Monday, November 18, 12:00
Changing Perceptions of the African Diaspora and Archaeology in the Caribbean
In this talk, Dr. R. Grant Gilmore III, UNESCO's International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management, addresses current research issues regarding African Diaspora research in the Caribbean including perceptions of island residents to this research. Local, regional, and international attitudes toward heritage preservation are framed through this discussion. Over the course of 17 years research in the region, Dr. Gilmore has witnessed a wholesale change in identity formation and island heritage due to a confluence of factors. A primary case study will the Dutch island of St Eustatius. The lecture will be held in Room 345 of the Anthropology Wing. Sponsored by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center. Free admission. For more information, call 215.746.4475.