Congratulations to the following recipients of the Sociology and Anthropology Department Study Abroad Scholarships. Each of them are spending the Spring 2015 semester abroad.
Dr. Michael Dougherty says his study of mining acceptance in central American cultures could lend clues for towns in southern Illinois dealing with fracking. Charlie Schlenker talks with him. - Hear the interview, beginning at 16:35.
There will be an ethnographic film series this semester that is attached to the new Media & Visual Anthropology class. The film screening is open to the public and is a mixture of historic, contemporary, foreign, and U.S. films that are anthropological in some way. The film will be in SCH 138 (with a nice big screen and comfy theater seating) every Monday night at 6:00pm virtually every week of the semester. The series starts tonight with the award-winning 2002 documentary To Be and To Have, a beautiful, quiet, and impactful documentary chronicling one year in the life of a one-room schoolhouse in rural France. Click the image to download the full poster.
In 1967, Wib Leonard first stepped into the classroom to teach as a graduate student. He took one look at the room full of students staring at him, set his books down on the desk, turned around and walked to the water cooler down the hall. “I’ll never forget as clearly as I am sitting here. I thought to myself, ‘How am I ever going to pull this off?’” said Leonard. - Continue reading.