Not Just Rome: New Archaeologies of Empire

What is an empire? How do empires develop, and how do they function? This course will draw on anthropological, archaeological, and historical theories of empire to address these questions.Discussions will be anchored by case studies that span time and space, some of them more conventional and others less so. Students will also learn about the relationship between empire and colonialism, with a focus on case studies that engage the broader post-colonial literature. To end the course, we will explore the lasting legacies of empire in the contemporary world, including recent work on the United States as “hidden empire.”






Spring 2022

Sarah E Adcock
W: 4:55 PM - 7:25 PM KIMM 808