An Introduction to North American Archaeology
Archaeologist Amélie Allard provides a fascinating introduction to the basic principles, techniques, and ethics of exploring the human history of Canada and the United States. With a visit to VIKINGS: The Exhibition, presented by Raymond James Ltd., in-depth gallery tours, and hands-on activities, this day of discovery will provide a window into this complex science.
Speaker: Amélie Allard
Amélie Allard joined the ROM in September 2017 as a two-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral researcher.
In a world where uprootedness, migration and displacement are increasingly part of people’s lived experiences, Amélie’s research broadly addresses the issues of how mobility has affected communities in the past, especially how it affected their senses of place and of identification with others. She takes a particular interest in understanding how these processes worked in colonial contexts, where intercultural encounters played a major role, not only in dictating relationships between people and the landscape, but also in shaping the racialized world we live in today.
Amélie has received grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants, the University of Minnesota Graduate School, and in 2017 her doctoral dissertation was the Department nominee for the University of Minnesota “Best Dissertation” Award.