Welcome to the website of the "Identity, Oppression, and Politics in Archaeological Heritage" writing and research seminar class at Boston University in the Writing Program!
At the beginning of the semester, each of us picked a topic to research and write about over the course of the semester. These topics were all archaeological heritage sites that have contemporary stakeholders. This means that the sites are important to modern people, and may be implicated in political conflicts. Over the course of the semester, we each wrote a research proposal and then a long academic research paper about our topics. Then, we reworked those papers into essays directed at a general public audience. On this site, you'll find all of those essays.
Our essays are organized by what type of publication we tried to emulate as we wrote them. We hope you enjoy them!