DAACS Conversations

Join DAACS staff and DAACS collaborating scholars for a diverse range of conversations on ground-breaking new research linked to DAACS. This Fall, DAACS Conversations focus on recent and ongoing archaeological research that engage with legacy archaeological collections.  Join the conversation to learn about these exciting projects, and their impact on the field.  Conversations start with a short talk  followed by questions and discussion. We look forward to seeing you at the next talk! No prior knowledge or experience required.

To Join the Conversation:

  1. Register for the talk. Below you will find registration links for each conversation. Registration is capped at 300 people.
  2. You will receive an email with a link to join the conversation. You will also receive a reminder the day of the talk.
  3. DAACS Conversations live stream starts at 12 pm EST.
  4. Each conversation will be recorded and available to watch after the live stream concludes.

Watch past DAACS Conversations on the DAACS Playlist.


Looking for the African Diaspora Past

Cheryl White, Anton de Kom University of Suriname

Friday, December 1, 2023
12 pm ET

Teaching Material Culture for Heritage Preservation: A Case Study in Community Science from Suriname

Lindsay Bloch, Tempered Archaeological Services and DAACS and Elizabeth Bollwerk, DAACS

Friday, December 15, 2023
12pm ET

Digging into Haiti's Past

Sony Jean Joseph, Leiden University and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies

Friday, January 19, 2024
12pm ET

Marronnage in Saint-Domingue (Haïti): An Archaeological Approach.

Camille Louis, University of Santa Cruz and Monticello

Friday, February 2, 2024
12pm ET

Sharp Gradients of Landscape Design in 18th-Century Saint Domingue (Haiti)

Finola O'Kane Crimmins, University College Dublin and Royal Irish Academy

Friday, February 16, 2024
12pm ET

Title TBD

Cameron Monroe, University of California, Santa Cruz

Friday, March 1, 2024
12pm ET

Title TBD

Diane Wallman, University of South Florida

Friday, March 15, 2024
12pm ET

Understanding a Post-Emancipation Haiti: A Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of 19th Century Plant Remains at the Palace of Sans-Souci

Clair Norton, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Friday, March 29, 2024
12pm ET

The coffee plantations of the Matheux mountains, Haiti

Gabriela Martinez-Rocourt, University of Paris 1: Panthéon-Sorbonne

April TBD
12 pm ET