Current students and recent alumni are out in force presenting original research alongside department faculty at the annual meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, and the Central States Anthropological Society.
Dr. Catherine Nichols, along with Digital Humanities graduate students Lucas Coyne, Andi Pacheco, and Adam Depew, will discuss progress on their project, "Decolonizing the Museum Catalogue," at a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, April 11.
Kathleen Adams' keynote lecture, titled "On Gateways and “Yellow Brick Roads”: Rethinking Travel and Travelers in an era of (Im-) Mobility,” was delivered at the Inaugural Conference for Critical Tourism Studies in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Anthropology Chair Anne Grauer has been elected President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. At the AAPA meeting in April, Dr. Grauer will also receive the Gabriel W. Lasker Service Award for her history of excellent service to the AAPA and the field of physical anthropology.
In concert with the Loyola's Climate Change Conference, Dr. Crate will host a screening of *The Anthropologist,* a film that is part biographical story of daughters and their anthropologist mothers, as well as a tour of indigenous communities contemplating relocation from traditional homes as a result of climate change. The screening will be Friday, March 16, from 11:15-1:00 in the Damen Cinema.
Anthropology's Mobility and Immobility Speaker Series will feature an exhibit titled "Migration and Belonging: Narratives from a Highland Town" in the IC from Feb. 19-Mar. 1, including a talk by exhibit creator Lauren Heidbrink on Feb. 26.
The interdisciplinary colloquium will bring together resources from science, philosophy, and theology to interrogate human consciousness and personhood. It will be held on Tuesday, February 16 in the IC.
In late November, Kathleen Adams traveled to Santa Fe to examine materials at the Museum of International Folk Art, photo-documenting a Toraja effigy of the dead as part of a digital repatriation project.
Prof. Ben Penglase, who is teaching in a USAC study-abroad program in Florianópolis, Brazil, took students to an Umbanda religious ceremony at the Ilê de Xangô center, where priests also gave a short talk about the African roots of the Brazilian religions Candomblé and Umbanda.
Drs. Adams, Gomberg-Muñoz, and Penglase participated in the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, DC, presenting original research and contributing to disciplinary discussions of museums, migration policies, and Olympic legacies.
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.