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Art Installations

Refik Anadol

The Department of Art and Art History will be hosting a digital art installation by Los Angeles-based Turkish artist Refik Anadol for the duration of the TAG conference at Stanford University’s McMurty building, adjacent to the Cantor Center for Visual Arts. In this exhibition, Anadol makes use of machine learning to visualize 2.8 million entries of 250,000 archaeological finds, including information from the buildings, units, and artifacts recorded by the Çatalhöyük Research Project Archive. The TAG conference has offered Anadol to revisit his work with the Çatalhöyük dataset, revising a version of this installation last exhibited in Istanbul in 2018.


The Archaeo-Sexism Project at TAG 2020

The Archaeo-Sexism project is looking for testimonies about sexism in the field of archaeology. We feel this project is important to change culture in archaeology.  We also know that engaging with this project may be difficult and may bring up feelings of distress for some people.  Please decide for yourself whether and how you wish to engage with project, and seek help if needed. We have provided helpful resources below.

The Archaeo-Sexism Project

As part of the Archaeo-sexism project (Archéo-Ethique Association / Paye Ta Truelle Initiative), a selection of the gathered accounts will be illustrated by artists and exhibited at the TAG (Theoretical Archaeological Group) 2020 conference at Stanford University. This exhibition is meant to raise awareness of discrimination in archaeology with the goal of initiating change for gender, race, and minority inclusion in the future. The testimonies should come from the English-speaking world. They can mix sexism with other types of discriminations, such as racism or homophobia. The submissions and display of testimonies will remain anonymous. We ask that submissions do not specify names of persons, institutions, field projects, or places involved. This will aid in protecting the confidentiality of the victims of discrimination.

For examples of testimonies from the previous 2019 Archaeo-Sexism exhibition in Paris please visit the French web page:
The deadline to submit your testimonies is January 31, 2019.

Please click here to submityour testimonies


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Note: While the webform is anonymous, to the extent that identifiable information is provided, either Stanford or another institution may act on the information.  In submitting information, you otherwise understand that your submission does not constitute a report to Stanford University or any other institution.  Additionally, you understand that Stanford University administration will not be made aware of this anonymous submission, except in the extraordinary circumstance that the researcher forms the opinion that human life is in danger.

Other Events

TAG 2020 Stanford activities will include a party on Friday evening and a series of art exhibits. Check back for more updates!