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Fall 2002 Workshops and meetings



Project Archaeology Workshops
Project Archaeology workshops will be scheduled in several states throughout the U.S. Attendees participating in the Teacher Workshops will learn activities that are included in the course material Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher's Activity Guide for Grades 4-7. Fun experiences include fundamental concepts in archaeology, archaeology processes and issues, local archaeology for your area, and a field trip. A sampling of upcoming teacher workshops includes:

Ohio—Fort Ancient, November.
Mississippi—Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Biloxi, November.

For more details or to find out about workshops in your area, contact Suzanne Boles, Project Archaeology Coordinator, at 970-882-4811 or suzanne_boles@co.blm.gov. Or check out the new web site at .

University of Victoria to Offer Heritage Resources Courses
The University of Victoria (British Columbia), Division of Continuing Studies, will offer a course in Cultural Tourism, November 18-23; and distance courses in Principles and Practices in Heritage Conservation, beginning September 17; and Public Programming, beginning January 13, 2003. For more information, check the web site at www.uvcs.uvic.ca/crmp/.


Education Roundtable to be Held at Greek Conference
A roundtable on Archaeology in Education is being organized for the 8th European Archaeology Association meeting, September 24-29, in Thessaloniki, Greece. Archaeology educators are invited to present papers on activities promoting archaeology in schools, or on preparing curricula or programs for schools. For information or to submit a paper, contact Caroline Pathy-Barker at pathyb@gol.com.

AASLH Explores Ethnic Diversity as Meeting Theme
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will be hosting their annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, September 25-28. The theme for the 2002 annual meeting is The Many Faces of History. The program committee is seeking proposals that provide models for actively researching these new Faces of History and that explore such questions as 1) how historians are seeking out and gaining the trust of these new Faces in the local community; 2) how these new Faces are affecting the collecting habits of the historical organization; 3) how agencies are interpreting this history in the museum or by other non-traditional means; and 4) how these new Faces affect fundraising and development. For more information check the web site at www.aaslh.org/annualme.htm.

Midwest Archaeological Conference to Meet in Ohio
The Midwest Archaeological Conference will hold their 2002 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, October 4-6. The conference will be jointly sponsored by the Ohio State University Department of Anthropology and the Ohio Historical Society. For additional information, contact William S. Dancey at dancey.1@osu.edu.

SEMC Schedules Meeting for Richmond
The Southeastern Museums Conference will hold their annual meeting October 16-19 in Richmond, Virginia. The theme of the 2002 conference is Charting the Future. For more information, check the web site at www.semcdirect.net/2002AnnualMeeting.htm.

SEAC to be Held in Biloxi, Mississippi
The 59th annual meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference will be held November 6-9 at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi. A special treat for this year's conference will be a Saturday afternoon tour of the Mississippi Sound and Biloxi Bay on two-masted, gaff-rigged oyster schooners. For more information, check the web site at http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/seac/seac2002.html.

Cambridge Heritage Seminar to be Held in November
A one-day discussion-seminar on heritage studies, Making the Means Transparent: Exploring Research Methodologies in Heritage Studies, will be held November 16 at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, England. This seminar will aim to clarify what is recognized as data and which methods may be used in analysis. Data ranges from legal texts to landscapes to people's motivations. Methods include techniques such as interviews, questionnaires, participant observation, text analysis and people watching. This seminar is part of an on-going project of defining heritage studies as a specific cultural phenomenon and as a subject for research. The organizers seek to consolidate heritage studies as a distinct area of investigation by reviewing a particular aspect of current research. For more information, contact Yumiko Nakanishi at yn218@cam.ac.uk.

Educators and Archaeologists To Share Expertise at SHA Conference
"How can archaeology be used in the classroom?" This topic will be the focus of an educator-archaeologist event planned for the Society for Historical Archaeology's annual conference in Providence, RI, in January 2003. An archaeologist and two educators will work in tandem, sharing their professional expertise with an audience comprised of archaeologists and social studies teachers. A current research report presented by a historical archaeologist will be deconstructed/translated by social studies curriculum specialists for use in the classroom. The aim of this event is two-fold: 1) local Providence-area teachers will have access to professional archaeology research while receiving professional instruction in how to incorporate such archaeology content into lesson plans; and 2) archaeologists will have an opportunity to learn how educators make use of archaeology material for instructional needs. In this manner, the event assists the membership with their professional mandate to undertake public outreach.

This event is being organized by Patrice L. Jeppson and Tara Tetrault of the SHA Public Education and Information Committee (K-12 Education Subcommittee) who are working with Alan Leveillee, the Local Host Organizer of the conference's Public Session. "How Can Archaeology Be Used In The Classroom?" will be an hour-long session held on January 19, during the Public Session portion of the SHA Conference. The SHA is meeting at the Westin Hotel (downtown) in Providence, Rhode Island. For further information contact Patrice L. Jeppson at 215-563-9262 (pjeppson@kern.com) or Tara Tetrault 301-881-7440 (ttetraul@mc.cc.md.us).

World Archaeological Congress Plans 2003 D.C. Meeting
The World Archaeological Congress, the only worldwide representative organization of practicing archaeologists, holds a congress every four years in order to promote the exchange of archaeological research and data, and to provide a forum for dialogue and debate. The Fifth World Archaeological Congress will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Catholic University of America in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution on June 21-26, 2003. For more information, contact Joan Gero at wac5@american.edu.