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Research Project

The Anthropology of History

Project Team:

2013 – 2014

Project Summary

Scholars brought together insights from postcolonial studies, indigenous archaeology, and archaeological anthropology to locate an emerging understanding of how we come to know the past.

Research Team

Stephan Palmié

Stephan Palmié

Norman & Edna Freehling Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College

University of Chicago

Stephan Palmié conducts ethnographic and historical research on Afro-Caribbean cultures, with an emphasis on Afro-Cuban religious formations and their relations to the history and cultures of a wider Atlantic world. His other interests include practices of historical representation and knowledge...


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