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Symposium: Women in Archaeology
-  09:00AM - 07:00PM
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Saturday, March 29, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Women in Archaeology
Women in academia have faced a number of issues over the years as they have grown in numbers—including more limited career opportunities, salary inequality, harassment, and difficulty finding the ideal balance between work and life. This symposium focuses on some of the challenges that women have encountered in the field of archaeology, exploring the issue from firsthand accounts of women archaeologists over the past several decades. An evening keynote lecture follows the symposium. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations. $20 General Admission; $15 Penn Museum members; Free for full-time college students with ID; Free with PennCard.

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Archaeology is a field that has traditionally been dominated by men, and even though women tend to outnumber men in undergraduate programs, their numbers decline significantly through graduate school and ultimately in tenured positions. Why such a decline occurs is one of the questions this workshop will explore. Women rarely take on the role of Project Directors, and instead are more typically included as senior personnel, lab specialists or collaborators. This event will consider how the situation that archaeologists face have changed over the last fifty years. By bringing together women of all ages, we will be able to address the question of whether these issues have improved over the past several decades, if they have stayed the same, or even deteriorated

9:00 AM Introduction

9:15-10:30 Morning session 1: Speaker Presentations

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:30 Morning session 2: Speaker Presentations

12:30-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-3:30 Afternoon session 1: Panel Discussions

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-5:00 Afternoon session 2: Panel Discussions

 Evening Lecture -6PM
Jennifer Houser Wegner

Anta Montet White
Teresa Raczek
Gilliane Monnier
Barbra Roth
Beth Alpert Nakhai
Alison Brooks
Lara Fabien
John Yellen
Brian Rose
Richard Leventhal
Holly Pitman
Harold Dibble
Yoko Nishimura
Lauren Ristvet
Salam Al Kuntar
Deborah Olsewski

Penn Museum
Department of Anthropology
Department of Art History
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Archaeology and Art of the Mediterranean World
Center of Ancient Studies
Penn Women's Center
The Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality


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