DAACS Conversations with Collaborating Scholars

Join DAACS staff and DAACS collaborating scholars for a diverse range of conversations on ground-breaking new research linked to DAACS. Conversations start with a short talk (between 20-30 minutes) followed by questions and discussion. We look forward to seeing you at the next talk! No prior knowledge or experience required.

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.

What to Expect:

  1. When you join the conversation, you’ll be placed in a waiting room until the talk starts.
  2. Your video will be on and you will be muted.
  3. Participants “raise their hand” to ask a question. Read more about how to raise your hand in Zoom here.
  4. The moderator will call on people who “raise their hand” and will enable their microphone for the question/answer period.
  5. Participants may also submit questions via the chat feature.
  6. We encourage participants to enable their cameras to promote a feeling of being in the room with a large group.
  7. Feel free to eat your lunch. breakfast, or dinner (depending on your time zone!) during the talk. We understand that most people in the Age of COVID-19 are juggling many roles. If your pet, child, partner, or wild house plants make an appearance onscreen, they will be welcomed with open arms.

The Dynamics of Internal Markets in Two Caribbean Slave Societies: Ceramic Production and Trade on Jamaica and St. Kitts-Nevis

Fraser Neiman, Director of Archaeology, Monticello

Friday, September 25, 2020
12 pm EST

Fishing and Foraging at the Stewart Castle Estate: Enslaved Children’s Contributions to the Market Activities of Enslaved Households in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica

Jillian Galle, Project Director, Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

Friday, October 9, 2020
12 pm EST

The Material Impacts of Agricultural Diversification and Amelioration on Enslaved Laborers in Colonial Jamaica: An Archaeological Perspective

Suzanne Francis Brown (Emeritus Curator of the University of West Indies Museum) and Jillian Galle, Project Director DAACS

Friday, October 23, 2020
12 pm EST

Historical Archaeology at the Estate Little Princess, St. Croix, USVI

Alicia Odewale, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Tulsa, and Ayana Flewellen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Riverside

Friday, November 6, 2020
12 pm EST

Towards a Historical Ecology of Slavery

Justin Dunnavant, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UCLA

Friday, November 20, 2020
12 pm EST

Colonoware Pottery in the Colonial Lowcountry

Corey A.H. Sattes, Wexler Curatorial Fellow, Drayton Hall, and Jon Marcoux, Director of Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Clemson/College of Charleston

Friday, December 4, 2020
12 pm EST

Everyday Forms of Resilience: A Reflection on the Archaeological Survey of Colonial Dominica after 10 years

Mark Hauser, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

Friday, January 15, 2021
12 pm EST


Khadene Harris, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Kenyon College

Friday, January 29, 2021
12 pm EST

Morne Patate Environmental Data

Diane Wallman, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida

Friday, February 12, 2021
12 pm EST