Visiting Scholar Program

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The Visiting Scholar in Archaeology Program is currently on hiatus. When active, the program supported motivated scholars to organize and conduct the annual Visiting Scholar Conference. Each conference resulted in an edited volume of selected papers that the Visiting Scholar assembled and edited while in residence at SIU Carbondale. Conference proceedings were published through CAI’s Occasional Papers series. The Visiting Scholar also pursued his/her own research during the period of the award, taught one seminar in his/her specialty, and interacted productively with colleagues and students in the CAI and the Department of Anthropology.

Past Visiting Scholar Conferences include the following titles:

2013 ~ Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Reorganization in Complex Societies • Ronald "Sonny" Faulseit

2012 ~ The Archaeology of Slavery: Toward a Comparative, Global Framework • Lydia Wilson Marshall

2010 ~ Making Senses of the Past: Toward a Sensory Archaeology • Jo Day

2009 ~ Hybrid Material Culture: The Archaeology of Syncretism and Ethnogenesis • Jeb J. Card

2008 ~ Human Variation in the New World: A Meeting of Archaeology • Benjamin M. Auerbach (publication details)

2007 ~ Anthropogenic Environments: The Cultural Modification of Landscapes and Ecological Systems • Rebecca Dean (publication details)

2006 ~ Religion in the Material World: A Conference on the Archaeology of Religion • Lars Fogelin (publication details)

2005 ~ The Durable House: Architecture, Ancestors, and Origins • Robin A. Beck (publication details)

2004 ~ We Are What We Eat: Archaeology, Food, and Identity • Katheryn Twiss (publication details)

2003 ~ Leadership and Polity in Mississippian Society • Brian Butler and Paul Welch (publication details)

2002 ~ Biomolecular Archaeology: Genetic Approaches to the Past • David Reed (publication details)

2001 ~ Hunters and Gatherers in Theory and Archaeology • George M. Crothers (publication details)

2000 ~ The Dynamics of Power • Maria O’Donovan (publication details)

1999 ~ Archeometry • Prudence Rice

1998 ~ Fleeting Identities: Perishables • Penelope Drooker

1997 ~ Hierarchies in Action • Michael Diehl

1996 ~ Material Symbols: Culture and Economy in Prehistory • John Robb

1995 ~ Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change and Archaeology • James Cusick

1994 ~ Archaeological Demography • Rick Paine

1993 ~ Geographic Information Systems • Herb Maschner

1992 ~ Paleonutrition • Kristin Sobolik

1991 ~ From Bones to Behavior • Jean Hudson

1990 ~ The Future of the Past • LuAnn Wandsnider

1989 ~ New Directions in Archaeology • Robert Preucel

1988 ~ Between Bands and States • Susan Gregg

1987 ~ The Historiography of Archaeology • Andrew L. Christenson

1986 ~ Emergent Horticultural Economics • William Keegan

1985 ~ Eastern Archaic Subsistence Systems • Sarah Neusius

1984 ~ Lithic Resource Procurement • Susan Vehik