Tarlow, Dr. Sarah, U. of Leicester, Leicester, UK - To aid conference of 'Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA),' 2013, Leicester, in collaboration with Dr. Zoe Crossland
'46th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology'
January 9-12, 2013, U. Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
Organizers: Dr. Sarah Tarlow (U. Leicester) and Dr. Zoe Crossland (Columbia U.)
The conference theme-'Globalization, Immigration, Transformation'-emphasized global connections past and present, aiming to include scholars who would not ordinarily attend the meetings in order to explore these issues. Funding enabled six archaeologists from different parts of Africa to take advantage of the conference's location in the UK and to participate in the conference in different roles. A special session on 'History, Archaeology, and Memory Work in African Contexts' was also constituted to bring together scholars working in Africa to discuss current research on the topic and to advertise perspectives from African historical archaeology to other participants in the conference.
Hu, Gang, Institute of Wildlife, Southwest Forestry, Kunming, Yunnan, P.R. China - To aid study in social ecology at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, supervised by Dr. Colin P. Groves
MacLarnon, Dr. Ann Mary, Roehampton U., London, United Kingdom - To aid 22nd congress of the International Primatological Society, 2008, Edinburgh, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Edward Honess
'22nd Congress of the International Primatological Society'
August 3-8, 2008, Edinburgh, Scotland
Organizer: Dr. Ann Mary Mac Larnon (Roehampton University, London, UK) and Dr. Paul E. Honess (Oxford University, Oxford, UK)
The grant was awarded to support delegates from primate habitat countries of lower income to attend the 2008 meetings of the International Primatological Society. Ten delegates from Brazil, Cameroon, China, Congo, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Rwanda, Uganda and Vietnam, were able to attend the conference thanks to Wenner-Gren support, to make presentations and participate in formal and informal discussions. The Congress was the largest primatological conference in history, with over 1200 delegates. It was extremely important to the success of the meeting that a broad range of delegates attend, especially those from habitat countries. Given the considerable expense of travel and attendance for a conference in the UK, the Wenner-Gren grant made a very substantial contribution toward this goal. Participants receiving aid benefitted from the opportunity to present their work and network in an international forum, which would not have been possible without financial support.
Pearlstein, Kristen Ellen, American U., Washington, DC - To aid research on 'An Analysis of Immigrant and Euro-American Skeletal Health in 19th Century New York City,' supervised by Dr. Rachel J. Watkins
KRISTEN E. PEARLSTEIN, then a student at American University, Washington, DC, was awarded funding in October 2012 to aid research on 'An Analysis of Immigrant and Euro-American Skeletal Health in 19th Century New York City,' supervised by Dr. Rachel J. Watkins. This project evaluated and compared the skeletal health of European immigrants and Euro-Americans in New York City from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in order to understand the impact of socio-economic inequality and poverty during this time period. The skeletal collection selected for analysis was the George S. Huntington Anatomical Skeletal Collection, housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The association between low socio-economic status and negative trends in morbidity and mortality is often expressed in the skeletal remains of vulnerable populations and includes the physical evidence of trauma, disease, and activity. Therefore, comparisons of skeletal health were carried out using measurements of trauma, bone lesions, and osteoarthritis. A total of 1550 non-commingled partial skeletal remains were selected and evaluated. The preliminary analysis indicates that compared to the U.S.-born group, the immigrant group as a whole does not have significantly higher frequencies of trauma and disease, contrary to the original hypothesis. However, the initial results also indicate that differences in the frequencies of health indicators do exist between the selected Irish, German, and Italian immigrant groups. A better understanding of the preliminary results will be accomplished following statistical analyses.
Conant, Veronika A., New York, NY - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Francis P. Conant for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives and the Human Studies Film Archives - Historical Archives Program