Friday, February 24, 2023

The Challenges of Representing Long-Term Histories

On Wednesday 1 March the Institute will host its seventh event of the 2022-2023 academic year. This will be an in-person lecture in the auditorium of the Institute’s premises at Orminiou 3A, Ilisia. [Metro: Megaro Mousikis or Evangelismos.]

Starting at 19.00, Shannon Crewson (Homer & Dorothy Thompson Fellow, The Canadian Institute in Greece; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University) will give a talk entitled, “The Challenges of Representing Long-Term Histories: A Middle Pleistocene - Anthropocene Case Study at Stelida, Naxos”.

“This talk will present a discussion on Shannon’s research while under the tenure of the Homer and Dorothy Thompson fellowship at the CIG. Focussing on the narrative approaches to writing prehistory for public audiences - this talk will address the issues faced by archaeologists when mobilizing knowledge for both academic and non-academic audiences. Using Stelida, Naxos - whose human engagement with the site spans from at least 200,000 years ago - as a case study, this talk will provide an overview of the themes that have represented the history of human experience at the site. Discussing how a thematic approach to a small-scale site can aid in the “accessibility” of prehistory.”

We look forward to welcoming you to the Institute for what promises to be a fascinating presentation.

Jonathan Tomlinson 
Assistant Director

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