Anthropology students are taking a hands-on approach to help curate a new LUMA exhibition about Indonesian puppets. “It’s fun because this isn’t something most people really know about,” said Liz Bajjalieh, an anthropology major. “I’m taking this little shadow puppet from a little corner of the world, so an entire other world of people can experience it.”
On Feb. 7, Hannah Turner will talk about how objects collected during ethnographic or anthropological research in North American Indigenous communities became scientific tools and sources of evidence in museums.
Hanley's presentation was titled "Spatial Analysis of Subsurface Metal Artifacts at 11MH515: an Early 19thCentury Pioneer Farmstead in Northern Illinois." It was resulted from a Provost Fellowship project, supervised by Dr. Daniel Amick.
Dr. Horton is the author of "They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields" (2015). Her talk on Oct. 6 at 4:00 is titled "Ghost Workers: The Labor Implications of Governing Immigration Through Crime." It will be held in Cuneo 109.
In August, Dr. Kathleen Adams gave an invited lecture on “Crafting Ethnic and Cultural Identities in Indonesia” as part of the “Infusing Southeast Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum” faculty development program.
Anthropology students David Hanley, Grace Iverson, Naveen Kanji, River Simpson, and Amanda Sorensen (pictured) were among the presenters at Loyola's 2016 Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium.
What’s underneath this grass on Halas Quad, may surprise you: old garbage. Extending across this part of Loyola’s Lake Shore campus is a landfill that contains about 60 tons of trash. Hundreds of artifacts exposed during construction projects have been collected and studied by Anthropology professor Dr. Daniel Amick.
Professor Jim Calcagno has developed one of the first online courses available as part of TED’s new Ted Studies series. Dr. Calcagno’s 2013 Evolutionary Anthropology article “What Makes Us Human” served as the inspiration for the course, which features a set of curated talks on evolution from experts such as Jane Goodall.