Black and Indigenous Storytelling as Counter-History webinar

We are excited to announce the next webinar sponsored by the Society of Black Archaeologists, Indigenous Archaeology Collective, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and Cornell Institute of Archaeology and Material Studies, Black and Indigenous Storytellers as Counter-History. The webinar will be held on November 11th from 4-6 pm EDT and is sponsored by the Cotsen Institute for Archaeology. Registration for the event can be accessed here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HXSihZjSSP2AgkgFCz1y2w

Black and Indigenous Storytellers as Counter-History

For untold centuries, storytelling has been foundational to the ways Black and Indigenous people understand and connect to the world around them. However, knowledge systems upheld in academic settings continually disavow these narratives and those who hold them as valid sites of intellectual production. For BIPOC heritage professionals, storytelling taps into historically marginalized ways of knowing. It offers ways to reclaim and retell histories that often counter the harmful and one-sided narratives told about Black and Indigenous peoples through archaeology, museums, and heritage sites. In this webinar, we explore storytelling through artifacts, cultural landscapes, comics, graphic novels, and video games as a means of counter-history, illuminating news ways of imagining pasts, presents, and futures for Black and Indigenous people. Panelists will discuss how they engage storytelling as an intellectual entryway to interpretations of the material evidence of Black and Indigenous histories
November 11th from 4-6 pm EDT

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