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John G. Douglass (Statistical Research, Inc. / University of Arizona), General Editor

Editorial Board

Stephen Acabado (University of California, Los Angeles)

Koh Keng We (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Christine Beaule (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)

Laura Matthew (Marquette University)

Martin Gibbs (University of New England, Armidale, Australia)

Sara Gonzalez (University of Washington)

Steven W. Hackel (University of California, Riverside)

Stacie M. King (Indiana University)

Rafael de Bivar Marquese (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Lee Panich (Santa Clara University)

Christopher R. DeCorse (University of Syracuse)

Innocent Pikirayi (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Christopher Rodning (Tulane University)

Lynette Russell (Monash University, Australia)

Natalie Swanepoel (University of South Africa)

Juliet Wiersema (University of Texas, San Antonio)

The University Press of Colorado is accepting manuscripts for publication in our Global Colonialism series, a collection of nonfiction books that investigate the effects of colonialism globally on both colonizers and the colonized. Books in the series will be selected from across a variety of fields, including archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, and history.

Conquest and colonization have characterized the human experience from the time of the emergence of state-level societies. We invite global case studies, from the earliest known examples in antiquity to the current day, as well as more synthetic works that study the ties between areas connected by colonialism. Books in this series should study colonial processes at a local level, while also examining how these processes connect to larger spheres and themes.

All proposals for the this series should follow the press submission guidelines, and submission will be evaluated by the press acquisitions staff, the series editors and/or editorial board, as well as outside experts.

If you would like to make a donation to support future titles in the Global Colonialism series, please click here.

After Dark

The Nocturnal Urban Landscape and Lightscape of Ancient Cities

Ancient Maya Nights, Anthropology News

Nancy Gonlin's article, Ancient Maya Nights, is featured in the November/December 2022 issue of Anthropology NewsAfter Dark”.

Archaeology of the Night

Life After Dark in the Ancient World

Nancy Gonlin on Nocturne

Nancy Gonlin, coeditor of all three books in the Ancient Nights Trilogy (Archaeology of the Night, Night and Darkness in Ancient Mesoamerica, and After Dark) was a featured guest on Nocturne- a hybrid form of audio storytelling that blends elements of documentary, fiction and sound-art produced by Vanessa Lowe.

Nightways, by Vanessa Lowe on May 22, 2023. Until fairly recently, there was no distinct focus on the archeology of the night. Lacking a specific nighttime lens through which to view relics from the past, archeologists had been missing an opportunity to capture a whole complete portrait of ancient people’s lives. It was kind of like painting a picture and filling in only half the canvas.

Nights of Yore: Life After Dark in the Ancient World

Nights of Yore: Life After Dark in the Ancient World. Wednesday, April 3, 2024 11 am PDT | 12 pm MDT | 1 pm CST | 2 pm EDT | 7 pm BST | 20h CEST

Join UPC authors Nan Gonlin, April Nowell and Eva Baxter for "Nights of Yore: Life After Dark in the Ancient World," a free and live one-hour web panel from 24HourNation! April 3, noon Mountain Time: register here

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