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Climates of Resilience and the Affective Economy in the Early Colonial Caribbean — Alice Samson & Jago Cooper

When: Friday, January 21, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


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Alice Samson is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Leicester. She co-directs a field project on Mona Island, Puerto Rico in collaboration with students, and colleagues from the British Museum, Puerto Rican Institute of Culture, and Ministries of Culture and the Environment. They investigate questions around Indigenous material and conceptual worlds, European-African-Indigenous encounters, and colonial dynamics in the Caribbean.

Jago Cooper is Director of the Sainsbury Centre and Professor of Art and Archaeology at the University of East Anglia. Previously he was Head of the Americas Section at the British Museum and Director of the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research. He is co-editor of Mapping a New Museum: Politics and Practice of Latin American Research with the British Museum (2021) and Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers From Archaeology (2012), among other books.

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