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Welcome to CIAMS TV! Below you can find a list of CIAMS-related video links.

This page is meant to serve as place to showcase video content produced by CIAMS faculty, students, and affiliates. 

CIAMS Webinars

As the Statues Fall: A Conversation about Monuments and the Power of Memory

In the wake of global civil unrest following the brutal killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Atatiana Jefferson, Aura Rosser, Elijah McClain, and countless others at the hands of police in the United States, Black Lives Matter protestors and their allies have critiqued the anti-Black racism imbued in the erection and maintenance of Confederate historical monuments. The legacy of social movements seeking to remove Confederate statues is longstanding. However, unlike in previous moments, what began as the forced removal of Confederate statues during protests has rippled to the removal of colonialist, imperialist, and enslaver monuments all over the world. In this webinar, scholars and artists share their insights on the power of monumentality and the work they are doing to reconfigure historical markers.

LaVaughn Belle, Visual Artist
Nicholas Galanin, Tlingit/Unangax Multi-Disciplinary Artist
Dell Upton, PhD, Professor and Chair of Art History, UCLA
Tsione Wolde-Michael, Curator, Smithsonian-National Museum of American History
Moderated by Tiffany Cain, PhD, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows

Sponsored by:
The Wenner-Gren Foundation, The Society of Black Archaeologists, and CIAMS


Cornell Anthropology Collections Video Series

Dr. Fred Gleach, Department of Anthropology, has created a series of videos on Youtube about the Cornell Anthropology Collections, for which he serves as curator. Interested viewers can learn about the history of the Collections as well as their contents and their ongoing role in educating and promoting research for Cornell students. The first video in the series can be watched directly below, and the remainder can be accessed on Dr. Gleach's Youtube Channel:  For additional information regarding the Anthropology Collections, please contact Dr. Fred Gleach

Introduction to the Anthropology Collections


"Let's Read the City"

Public engagement in archaeology can take different forms. Lori Khatchadourian of the Department of Near Eastern Studies recently partnered with an all-female Armenian media platform called Urbanista (Ուրբանիստա), whose mission is to foster public debate on matters of urban planning, urban development, architecture, and other urban issues. Urbanista asked Professor Khatchadourian to share her research on Armenia’s industrial ruins for an 8-part educational series called Let’s Read the City (Կարդանք քաղաքը). In three installments, Dr. Khatchadourian speaks for a general audience on ‘ruin economics’, post-socialist industrial heritage, and the lifeways and lifeforms that are taking shape in Armenia’s decaying Soviet factories.

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