Preliminary abstract: Indigenous Peoples and Museums: Unraveling The Tensions, an Inter-Congress of the World Archaeological Congress, will explore issues associated with concerns expressed by Indigenous peoples that museums regularly misrepresent their cultures, lives, and heritage. An extension of their general suspicions about anthropological research, Indigenous people understand that museums that are heavily reliant on anthropology are a primary information source about their lives for non-Indigenous people.
Preliminary abstract: The workshop's goal is to conduct intensive discussions about current theoretical and applied anthropological knowledge to offer specific recommendations for defining, applying, and presenting cultural heritage in a fair and equitable manner that ensures the role of the past in contemporary society and the continued connection and benefit of individuals, communities, and nations with their pasts. Heritage support must remain competitive at levels where policy crafting and revision, resource allocation, planning, and consultation takes place.
'Human Warfare: An Integrative Anthropological Perspective'
October 16-18, 2008, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Organizers: Frances J. White and Douglas Kennett, University of Oregon
DR. CAROLYN L. WHITE, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2012 to aid research and writing on 'Fashioning the Changing Self: Clothing and Adornment in Trans-Atlantic Perspective.' Support assisted the completion of a book manuscript and preparation of two articles that examine trans-Atlantic trade, use of personal adornment, and the construction of identities in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.