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Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens historia

Humanistiska och teologiska fakulteterna | Lunds universitet

Archaeology and Ancient History: Archaelogical Theory and Material Culture

ARKN11

Course code: ARKN11
Swedish title: Arkeologi och antikens historia: Arkeologisk teori och materiell kultur
ECTS credits: 15

Semester:

Study period: autumn 2017
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2017-08-28 – 2017-11-03
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: Students must have passed the course ARKK04, ARKH04, AKSK04, HOSK04 or the equivalent.
Application code: LU-30261

Introductory meeting: 2017-08-28 at 15.15 – 17.00: LUX B339

Teachers: Fredrik Ekengren, Anne-Marie Leander Touati, Mats Roslund

Description

Material culture is the hub of archaeology. However, things do not speak to us; it is up to us to ask questions which enable us to elicit information about past lives. In this course we explore the theoretical debate in archaeology from the last decade, focusing especially on its impact on the study of material culture. Material culture studies is an interdisciplinary field that addresses the central core of archaeological inquiry, such as the relationship between form, function and meaning of objects, the interdependence of space, bodies and objects, crafting and performance, things and identity, etc. It does this by applying perspectives drawn from a broad field of disciplines including not only archaeology and anthropology, but also art history, museum studies, sociology, philosophy, psychology and cognitive science. The course is designed to explore these theoretical approaches from the perspective of a wide range of time periods, thus encouraging students to develop a critical understanding of the relationships between theory, method and material culture in a variety of temporal and spatial contexts.

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