Disciplining Near Eastern Archaeology: Explorers, Archaeologists, and Tourists in the Contemporary Middle East
General Catalog Course Title:
Disciplining Near Eastern Archaeology: Explorers, Archaeologists, and Tourists in the Contemporary Middle East
Terms Offered:
Spring 2012
Spring 2011

This course examines Near Eastern archaeology within the context of recent Middle Eastern history and society, from 1800 to the present day. We will explore how archaeologists and explorers created a Middle Eastern past, and the ways this knowledge is consumed by Middle Easterners as well as tourists. Primary sources will include European explorer's accounts, auto/biographies of archaeologists, excavation manuals, documentaries, and ethnographies. No prerequisites are needed. Students interested in both past and contemporary Middle Eastern history and societies are welcome.

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