Stanford University

TAG Events


Sexual Harassment in the Field Sciences - Kathryn B. H. Clancy 

Friday, May 1 2020, 5.00-6.00pm

Kathryn Clancy is a biological anthropologist and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University, and since then her research, teaching, and service have all focused on reproductive justice. She uses an intersectional feminist biology approach to study the effects of environmental stressors, including sexual harassment, on the reproductive functioning of women and gender minorities. Dr Clancy has consulted on Congressional bills on sexual harassment in science, and was co-author of the National Academies report on sexual harassment of women in STEM.

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.


Tag Writing Event for Hostile Terrain 94 

Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project created by the Undocumented Migration
Project (UMP), a non-profit research and arts-education collective, directed by UCLA anthropologist Jason De León. This art installation is intended to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S./Mexico border, focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence” (PTD). 

HT94 seeks to memorialize the thousands who have died as a result of PTD, including the 1,500+ unidentified people whose remains have yet to be reunited with their family members. The construction of this memorial will be realized with the help of hundreds of local volunteers from the Stanford community and visitors who wish to write out information on toe tags including names (when known), age, sex, cause of death, condition of body, and location of recovery for each person. These tags are then placed on the map in the exact location where those remains were found. The physical act of writing out the names and information for the dead invites one to reflect, witness and stand in solidarity with those who have lost their lives in search of a better one. Conference attendees will be invited to learn more about this project and to participate in filling out tags which will be later installed at the Anderson Collection gallery on Stanford Campus in Fall of 2020.

This version of HT94 is part of a global exhibition that will officially launch in 150 locations around the world between May and November of 2020. For more information about the exhibition and how to get involved visit the website

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the Department of Anthropology, Humanities and Sciences, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Bechtel
International Center, and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

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


For members of the Stanford community:

For those of you outside of Stanford:

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!