Zimmerman, Dr. Larry J., Indiana-Purdue U., Indianapolis, IN - To aid WAC Inter-congress on 'Indigenous Peoples and Museums: Unraveling the Tensions,' 2011, Indianapolis
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.
White, Dr. Carolyn Louise, U. of Nevada, Reno, NV - To aid research and writing on 'Fashioning the Changing Self: Clothing and Adornment in Trans-Atlantic Perspective' - Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship
Preliminary abstract: This project furthers the study of trans-Atlantic trade and use of material culture employed in the expression of identity along lines of gender, class, ethnicity, and age in 18th and 19th century England and the United States. Personal adornment artifacts held in archaeological collections curated by the London Archaeological Archive and Resource Centre (LAARC) and Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, are the principal sources for this project.