Nathaniel Parker VanValkenburgh

Grant Type

Workshop Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Brown U.

Grant number

Gr. CONF-873

Approve Date

October 8, 2021

Project Title

VanValkenburgh, Nathaniel (Brown U.) "Deep Displacement: Excavating Histories of Migration and Settlement"

Deep Displacement will bring together thirteen archaeologists for a two-day workshop examining the political dimensions of migration and settlement, bridging the ancient world with the present day. Through studies focused on imperial deportation in the ancient Near East; Indigenous resettlement in late Prehispanic and colonial Latin America; Native mobility and settler colonialism in colonial North America; Black enslavement and marronage in the Atlantic world; and the archaeology of empire and partition in South Asia, participants will consider the constitutive relationships between settlement and migration, trace the development of hegemonic regimes of mobility, and draw on the past to envision alternative futures. Deep Displacement will complement an ongoing exhibit at the Haffenreffer Museum (‘Transient Matter’), build links to migrant justice organizations in Providence, and lead to a book edited by co-organizers Parker VanValkenburgh (Brown, Anthropology) and Melissa Rosenzweig (Northwestern University).