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Five College Seminar in Book History with Rachel Engmann, African Studies, Hampshire College (CANCELED)
"Looking Beyond the Written Document: Autoarchaeology at Christiansborg Castle (Ghana)"
Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann is an assistant professor in Critical Social Inquiry at Hampshire College (US). She received a B.A. in anthropology from Columbia University, an M.A. in museum anthropology from Columbia, an M.A. in heritage from Stanford University and a PhD in archaeology from Stanford University. She is particularly interested in decolonizing approaches to archaeological heritage praxis. Inspired by many of her research interests, Engmann teaches a broad range of courses that elucidate the African experience – past and present – through the prisms of critical heritage, historical archaeology, archaeological ethnography, material culture, museums, West African Islam, transatlantic slave trade, slavery and colonial photography.