Alexander Nagel Discusses Archaeology Research and Pedagogy

This July, Alexander Nagel, assistant professor, History of Art, spoke on recent research on the archaeology of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Persepolis, and in particular, on aspects of polychromies and past fragmentations of the north facade of its largest monument, the Apadana, built between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, at the two-day International Virtual Conference on Archaeology of Iran and Adjacent Regions, organized by the University of Sistan and Baluchestan’s Archaeological Sciences Research Centre. The conference was attended by over 80 speakers and audience members.

In late August, Nagel participated in a public panel discussion titled “Becoming Better Accomplices and Instructors: Justice, Activism, and Reflexivity in Teaching Museums and Cultural Heritage.” The event was part of a series of three webinars addressing issues of race, diversity, and inclusion in teaching archaeology, classics, ancient history, museums, and cultural heritage, organized by the Archaeological Institute of America. The seminars aim to provide concrete strategies for educators to incorporate new approaches and resources that promote inclusivity in courses on the ancient Mediterranean. A recording of the webinar is available.

For more information, contact Nagel.

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The Apadana at Persepolis.

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