Meetings and Events

We have now organised a series of activities, including two international workshops and avariety of talks and seminars. Please check the image galleries. There are no new events planned at the moment.

Past Events

First Workshop

Horco-Molle, Tucumán, Argentina, 28-29 April 2011.

The workshop lasted 2 days, in which six discussion sessions covered a wide variety of topics from the Americas, the UK and Australia. Presentations were made by archaeologists, historians, anthropologists and heritage studies scholars from Argentina, Australia, UK, and France. We were lucky to have an enthusiastic audience of colleagues and students that shared their views in the final plenary discussion. The workshop was covered by the provincial press:

Community Meeting

Indian Community of Quilmes (CIQ), Quilmes, Argentina, 30 April 2011.

Following the first workshop, some of the participants travelled several hours to Colalao del Valle, Tucumán, to meet representatives of the Quilmes community and discuss cultural, political and legal issues surrounding their community heritage.  At the time of our arrival, the community had just finished resisting an illegal eviction attempt, so there was a lot to reflect and discuss. See image gallery for more details.

Second Workshop

Archaeology Department, University of Exeter, 15-16 September 2011.

This workshop  lasted 2 days and it focused more closely on the south-central Andean context. Presentations were made by archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists from Argentina, UK and France.

Working Party Meeting

“Quilmes: a reflexive territory”. Archaeology department, University of Exeter, 14 and 17 September 2011.

At this meeting, workshop participants who are currently involved with collaborative research with indigenous communities in Tucumán, Argentina, explored possible avenues to further such collaborations and their sustainability over the long term.

Public Talks

27 April 2011

Dr Laurajane Smith (Australian National University) and Dr Andrew Canessa (University of Essex).

Archaeology and Heritage: comparative perspectives from South America and Australia. First workshop inaugural panel  Centro Cultural E.E. Virla, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina

2 May 2011

Professor Chris Gosden, University of Oxford.

An anthropology of Englishness: perspectives from a museum collection Museo Etnográfico, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Tuesday 7 February 2012

Dr Bill Sillar, University College London.

Title: “When the state comes marching in: The materiality and identity of the Inca Empire”

Archaeology Department, University of Exeter. Laver building, Room LT3

Friday 24 February 2012

Dr. Alfredo González Ruibal, Institute of Heritage Sciences, National Research Council, Spain.

Title: “The age of excess: Excavating supermodernity”

Archaeology department, University of Exeter. Laver Building, Room 320