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German Militarism: Myth or Menace
German Militarism: Myth or Menace
Speaker: Earl R. Beck
In a Fullbright in Japan
In a Fullbright in Japan
Speaker: George A. Lensen
Nationalist Archaeology And Foreign Oil Exploration In El Tajin, Mexico, 1935-1940
Nationalist Archaeology And Foreign Oil Exploration In El Tajin, Mexico, 1935-1940
This article discusses the American Compania Stanford's efforts to drill an oil well on the outskirts of the archaeological site of El Tajin, Mexico, during the 1930s. Drawing on recent scholarly efforts to think beyond archaeology and the nation state, this article problematizes the notion of a unitary state behind the concept of nationalist archaeology, the constitution of archaeology and extractive industry as separate spheres, and their apparent mutual exclusivity. Exploring the negotiations between site guards, archaeologists, inspectors, oil company officials and labourers shows that different state actors worked at cross-purposes, and that the nominally separate spheres of nationalist archaeology and foreign oil extraction were in fact characterized by the sharing of infrastructure, equipment, expertise and labour. Consequently, this article advocates for close attention to the administration and management of archaeology in specific historical contexts, demonstrating that it is more reasonable to assume archaeology's imbrications with the nation state and extractive industries., history of science, Archaeology, extractive industry, heritage, history of archaeology, The publisher's version of record is availible at https://doi.org/10.1017/s1380203820000100
New Deal Twenty Years After
New Deal Twenty Years After
Speakers: Dr. Benjamin F. Rogers and Dr. Maurice M. Vance
Pageant of British Monarchy
Pageant of British Monarchy
Speaker: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Thomas