Annie Danis (Ph.D. Candidate) explores the intersection of art and archaeology through a sensory approach to historic landscapes. She explores how archaeology can use new and alternative forms of mediation to engage contemporary communities, and how art can use an archaeological sensibility to deepen our understandings of the materiality of history and place. Archaeological fieldwork and research in the Bay Area, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Egypt's Western Desert, and the great museum archives of the US provide endless sources of inspiration for her use of GIS, spatial visualization, and database technologies, as well as public archaeology as an art practice, to produce self-reflexive, collaborative work.
Research interests/special interests:
Socially Engaged Research, Interdisciplinary Methodology, Art, Sensory Archaeology, North America, Historic Archaeology, Landscapes of Inequality, Representation