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A Celebration: 25 Years of Industrial Heritage and Archaeology

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Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:30 pm– 6 pm

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Keweenaw National Historical Park and Michigan Technological University

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Friday, September 22nd at Michigan Tech

12:30-4:00PM The University Archives and Historical Collections will be giving tours for Alumni and visitors. During this time, the archives staff will be collecting oral histories and hosting a scan-a-thon for alumni, gathering stories about the history of the IH&A program and Alumni careers.

2:30-4:00PM Coffee Discussions: What’s Next for IH&A?
Following brief introductory comments, faculty and students will host discussion tables on themes may include Heritage in the Anthropocene, Energy, Capitalism, Digital Storytelling, Economics and Heritage,…
East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library
Refreshments provided

Friday Keynote: Krysta Ryzewski “Preserving Legendary 20th-century Sites in Detroit: The role of archaeology in post-industrial communities.” 
4:00 - 5:00 PM East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library

Krysta Ryzewski is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Wayne State University. She is director of Digging Detroit project, an investigation of industrial and post-industrial urban communities in the Motor City. Dr. Ryzewski is a leading researcher in both historical and contemporary archaeology as well as in the digital humanities, all of which show her commitment to community-engaged field work that connects archaeological practice with current social debates. Her work has been funded by many agencies and in 2016 was featured in Science Magazine’s XX Files series. 

A social reception will follow Dr. Ryzewski’s talk in the AOB Annex Archaeology Laboratories. 


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