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Virtual: The Politics of Archaeology in Israel

Date: May 11, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Contact: Jodi ZicklinEmail: Jodi.Zicklin@boulderjcc.org

Most archaeologists working in Israel try to avoid politics; they will claim that what they do is apolitical—strictly academic. But is this so? Ilan will review how archaeology is budgeted and projects are determined by governments and universities. We will look at the priorities of different stakeholders and the ways in which archaeology is used to forward political and cultural narratives. On the surface archaeology may appear to be apolitical, but it almost never is.    

Co-sponsored by: Hadassah

Presented by: David Ilan
A native of Los Angeles, David llan is the director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. He has excavated at Tel Arad, Tel Megiddo, and Tel Dan. He teaches at the Hebrew Union College and has taught at Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University, and at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in mortuary archaeology, religion and ritual in the Chalcolithic period, the Middle Bronze Age, and the early Iron Age of the southern Levant. Since 2005, he has directed the excavations at Tel Dan in northern Israel. He is the editor of the journal NGSBA Archaeology. He is a visiting professor at CU Boulder's Center for Study of Origins.


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Monday, May 11 | 7 - 9 pm


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