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Inaugural Professorial Lecture – Professor Ian Barber

Public, Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students, Staff, Alumni
Event type
Inaugural professorial lecture

Archaeology and the mātauranga science debate

About Professor Ian Barber's research

Ian is an archaeologist and anthropologist who researches human societies of the later Holocene as they have adapted to changing physical and social environments, accommodating continuity and innovation.

His research also appreciates that the anthropological lens has troubling historical roots in projects of western hegemony. Accordingly, Ian studies and teaches change in the past, as well as the past in the present, from a critical position that acknowledges multiple, and especially, Indigenous voices.

His academic projects consider Māori and Moriori economic, settlement and material culture change; Indigenous Oceanic agronomy; culture contact in Polynesia; world cultural heritage; and the anthropology of 'race', identity and revitalisation with a focus on Latter-day Saints in America and Oceania.

Ian's research is published in leading world archaeology, anthropology and science journals, and has been recognised and encouraged by Princeton University awards, a Fulbright Scholarship, a University of Utah Tanner Humanities fellowship, and Marsden grants.

Streaming information for Professor Ian Barber

This event will be live-streamed, from 5:25pm Thursday 1st June 2023, at the following web address:

Professor Ian Barber's IPL video stream

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