Dear Colleagues and Friends:
Lucy and I have been informed by Prof. Tamar Gendler, Dean of Arts and
Sciences, and Prof. Alan Gerber, Dean of the Division of Social Science,
that it will not be possible to hold the NCAAE conference at Yale this
Fall due to health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Along
with our grad students and colleagues, we want to express our surprise
at this development but as they say in the Andes, "paciencia y buen
humor". While it is necessary to cancel the Conference this year, we are
confident that it will return to Yale in all of its glory in 2021. We
wanted to convey this news to you as soon as
possible so that you can make your plans.
Hoping that this message finds all of you safe and healthy, we send our
best wishes for a productive summer,
Richard Burger and Lucy Salazar
Organizers, 39th Annual Conference
Files coming soon.
June 13, 2020
For many of us, when we think of Andean and Amazonian archaeology, we think of both our field of study and our close-knit community of friends and scholars. We strive to support one another and to learn from one another, to foster horizontal communication, and to build upon generations of knowledge on the histories and peoples of a part of the world about which we care so profoundly. This collegial and convivial spirit animates our scholarship and our community, and yet, it also has—for too long—masked serious issues of sexual abuse and inequality in our field, and in archaeology at large.
The reports of sexual harassment and abuse in our community that have recently come to light are serious breaches of that social fabric—the ties of trust and friendship we depend upon personally and professionally. More seriously, they are offenses of both a personal and professional nature to those—disproportionately women—whose well-being has been harmed, scholarship diminished, and careers upended. We have a responsibility to our discipline and to our students to continually strive to be a better community, one more welcoming and more vigilant, in which past offenses, abuses, and improprieties are recognized and in which we do everything in our power to prevent them from reoccurring.
As founder and organizers of the Northeast Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory (NCAAE), we are examining how to best protect community members from sexual and gender-based harassment, abuse, and violence. We are not a formal organization, but we are individuals and scholars of conscience, and we stand by survivors of sexual assault and harassment. And we remain committed to both the self-reflection and public conversation needed to live up to our values and to ensure the integrity of our community—not for some or many—but for all.
Signed, with institutional affiliation listed for identification purposes only, by the following:
American Museum of Natural History
Editor, Andean Past
Richard Burger & Lucy Salazar
Organizers, 39th Annual Conference
John Hopkins University
Organizer, 41st Annual Conference
University of Maine
Organizer, 38th Annual Conference
Organizer, 40th Annual Conference
The Yale University Council on Archaeological Studies is honored to host the 39th Northeast Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory. This two-day conference, held annually, highlights the recent research in archaeology, ethnography and ethnohistory in the Andean and Amazonian regions of South America. We welcome scholars from across the world - especially those at an early stage in their careers - to share their work through lectures, posters, and camaraderie. We look forward to seeing you in New Haven, CT!
Linsly Chittenden Hall
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Registration will remain open until the day of the conference.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following email addresses below.
richard (dot) burger (at) yale (dot) edu
corey (dot) herrmann (at) yale (dot) edu
sarah (dot) martini (at) yale (dot) edu
estanislao (dot) pazmino (at) yale (dot) edu
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