Please join the Illinois State Archaeological Survey for their fourth annual spring virtual speaker series, the Collaborative Research Speaker Series, hosted by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey’s Collaborative Research Engagement Section and the Office of the State Archaeologist. This year, the series focuses on collaborative research projects, highlighting the success and positive impacts of projects that feature respectful and reciprocal partnerships. The speakers and their projects serve as models of the transformative work that results when people work together with the communities their work serves.

The virtual seminars are open to all and are sure to be of particular interest to students, professionals, and the public interested in archaeology, anthropology, history, historic preservation, and museum studies.

2024 Seminar Schedule

  • February 26, 3 pm CST: Dr. Brooke Morgan, Curator of Anthropology at the Illinois State Museum, and Logan Pappenfort, Curator of Anthropology and Interim Director of Dickson Mounds Museum. Register here for this talk; you will receive confirmation and a link to join the virtual seminar after you register.
  • March 25, 3 pm CST: Geté Anishinaabe Izhichigéwin Community Archaeology Project, Gaa-Miskwaabikang (Red Cliff, Wisconsin), presented by Marvin Defoe, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Dr. Heather Walder, Assistant Teaching Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Register here for this talk; you will receive confirmation and a link to join the virtual seminar after you register.
  • Date TBD (late April), 6:30 pm CST: Dr. Joseph Galloy, Cultural Resource Unit Manager and Chief Archaeologist for the Illinois Department of Transportation, Robert White III, President of the Historical Society of Brooklyn, Illinois, and Miranda Yancey, Archaeological Site Files Technician at the Illinois State Museum. Registration link to come. Please note the later start time for this talk.

Click here to view lectures from the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Intersections of Indigenous Knowledge and Archaeology Speaker Series.