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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ.
ADMISSION: Free and open to the community—all are welcome. Seating is open and unreserved. Guests are encouraged to support our host, Casa Vicente, by buying their own food and drinks.
The Center for Desert Archaeology and Casa Vicente invite all to the third season of Archaeology Café, a casual, happy hour-style discussion forum dedicated to promoting community engagement with cultural and scientific research. Our 2010–2011 season is made possible, in part, by the Arizona Humanities Council.
On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, we will be joined by Dr. Dale Brenneman (Arizona State Museum) and a panel of scholars working on the O’odham–Pee Posh Documentary History Project. This project will publish an edited collection of translated Spanish documents covering one and a half centuries of relations among O’odham and Pee Posh, Jesuits, Franciscans, Spaniards, and Mexicans. The project introduces an indigenous voice previously absent from the historical literature by including Tohono O’odham scholars in the editing process, specifically in setting research goals, selecting documents, and drawing upon the insights and oral traditions of tribal elders to produce written commentary aimed at balancing and enriching interpretations of these documents.
This panel will discuss its collaborative approach, presenting information on the structure of the O’odham consultation process and various ways in which the project benefits both the O’odham and the scholarly communities.
Come settle in with a drink and a plate of delicious tapas at downtown Tucson’s own Casa Vicente. We meet the first Tuesday of each month from September through May at 6:00 p.m.; presentations begin at 6:15 p.m. Seating is open on a first-come, first-served basis—be ready to make new acquaintances! Our forum opens with a brief, informal presentation on a timely or even controversial topic, followed by a question and answer period and a short break. Our moderator then commences spirited but focused discussion.
More information on the international science café movement that inspired us to host Archaeology Café is available at www.sciencecafes.org.
If you have questions or wish to discuss disability accommodations, contact Kate Sarther Gann.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The O’odham–Pee Posh Documentary History Project is a collaborative effort currently underway between the Arizona State Museum’s Office of Ethnohistorical Research (OER) and the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum (Himdag Ki). Currently entering its sixth of a projected eight years, the project enjoys the support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation.
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