- To bring visibility to ongoing Americanist research in Europe
- To promote collaborative networks among its actors for academic training, for cooperation in scientific research, and for the formulation of new projects based on interdisciplinary and multi-sited approaches
- To contribute to open science through the sharing of data, tools, and methodologies
- To contribute to the dissemination of information about ongoing scientific projects and upcoming events
- To support and advise students based in the Americas for studying in Europe, as well as students based in Europe for participating in and/or developing research projects in the Americas
- To encourage critical discussion on the social, cultural, and political matters related to archaeological practice as well as to the production of archaeological knowledge and heritage (e.g., decolonial process, social justice, epistemological insights)
At the beginning of 2020, before creating the community, a survey was disseminated to figure out if such a community would make sense to other people. This figure shows the topics of interest expressed by some 150 persons who answered the survey.
- Researcher, teachers, practitioners, students, and everyone interested in Americanist research in archaeology and heritage can register to the EAA and become a member of the community.
- The community is administrated by a board which members are responsible for EEA4Am activities planning. These members are (re-)elected annually.
- 2021 Community co-chair: Marcia Hattori (Incipit-CSiC, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Thibault Saintenoy (Université des Antilles, email@example.com)
- 2021 Community Board: Alexander Geurds (University of Oxford, firstname.lastname@example.org), John Carman (Birmingham University, email@example.com), Marisa Lazzari (University of Exeter, M.Lazzari@exeter.ac.uk), Rui Gomes Coelho (Durham University, firstname.lastname@example.org), and Mariusz Ziolkowski (University of Warsaw, email@example.com).
The resource library section (for members) contains several documents including the reports of the process of community co-construction.
- Community board meetings are organized on a quarterly basis, to exchange information and assess the development of new projects and activities.
- EAA4Am organizes a public community meeting, as well as a session, both at EAA Annual Meetings.
EAA4Am Map of Actors
The map below is aimed at visualizing the current Americanist research ecosystem in Europe. Clicking the dots allows you to identify and contact active research units, museums, and scientific societies.