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Friday Scrapbook April 5, 2019

Hi All,


Some News and Notes:

Graduate Teaching Awards

Our own Kylie Williamson won a Graduate Teaching Award from the Graduate School.  Please join me in congratulating Kyle on this terrific achievement!


CLAS Faculty Assembly

As previously announced, the Spring 2019 CLAS Faculty Assembly will be held on April 11 at 2 pm in the Keene Faculty Center in Dauer Hall. The meeting agenda includes:

  •  Dean Richardson’s address to faculty
  • Approval of Fall meeting minutes
  • Reports from CLAS Committees for the 2018-2019 academic year (Curriculum, Tenure & Promotion, Faculty Council, Finance, Nominating)
  • Call for floor nominations for CLAS committees and Faculty senate
  • Proposed items from assembly members present

Following the assembly there will be a reception for recently hired faculty.


Upcoming Talks

Heide Castañeda

The Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting anthropologist Dr. Heide Castañeda for a talk on Thursday, April 11th at 3:30pm (MCDA 2201). Dr. Castañeda will be visiting us from the University of South Florida where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology. The talk will cover her recent February 2019 book, Borders of Belonging: Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families (Stanford University Press:

Additionally, if anyone is interested in meeting with Dr. Castañeda, please contact . There are some openings on her Thursday’s itinerary.

“Image, Ornament, Matter: A Symposium on their Limits and Intersections in the History of Art”

The symposium, “Image, Ornament, Matter: A Symposium on their Limits and Intersections in the History of Art,” begins on April 12th with a keynote lecture from Dr. Spyros Papapetros, Princeton University, and continues on April 13that the Harn Museum.  See information below and attached poster.

Image, Ornament, Matter: A Symposium on their Limits and Intersections in the History of Art

April 12-13, 2019 at the Harn Museum of Art

Keynote: Warburg and World Ornament: An Ethnography of Spaces

Dr. Spyros Papapetros, Princeton University

Friday, April 12t h2019

6PM, Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art

Reception to Follow

Following Gottfried Semper’s formulation of “directional adornment (Richtungsschmuck),” this presentation examines ornament as an orientation device for navigating physical and epistemological spaces by drawing from a series of original archival documents recording Aby Warburg’s encounter with the ritual practice and ethnographic literature on Ornamentik from a global perspective.

Other Speakers Include: 

Spyros Papapetros, Princeton University

Benjamin C. Tilghman, Washington College / The Material Collective

Megan McNamee, Warburg Institute

Meekyung MacMurdie, University of Chicago

Susanna McFadden, Bryn Mawr College

Irene Backus, Oklahoma State University

Ashley Jones, University of Florida


“Museums Seeding Authority: a paradigm for practice of justice and generosity.”

Join museum thought-leaders for a conversation about what decolonial museum practice looks like nationally and internationally, and a conversation about recent projects that are positively impacting Indigenous communities and museums.  The presentation will be Thursday, April 18th at 4:00pm in the Smathers Library, room 100.

Speakers include: 

  • Noelle Kahanu, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Noelle Kahanu is a Native Hawaiian writer, artist, film-maker and scholar. From 1999-2014, she worked at Bishop Museum in Honolulu where she was deeply involved in facilitating relationships between the museum and the Hawaiian community that resulted in scores of programs and exhibitions. These included the renovations of Hawaiian Hall (2009), Pacific Hall (2013), and the landmark exhibition, E Kū Ana Ka Paia (2010). Noelle holds a law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law. She joined the American Studies Department of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2014 as an assistant specialist in Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian programs. In this role she engages in community outreach, grant writing and management, and teaches courses on Museums and Education and Indigenous Curation.

  • Ben Garcia, Museum of Man, San Diego, CA

Ben Garcia (MS Ed.) is Deputy Director at the San Diego Museum of Man. He has worked for sixteen years in various roles as an arts educator, museum educator, exhibit developer, and administrator. His museum experience includes six years in the Education Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, three years as Associate Director of Education at the Skirball Cultural Center, and three years as Head of Interpretation at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He has presented and published on the museums as they relate to learning, public value, decolonization, undoing institutional racism, and social change. He is a steering committee member of Museums & Race and a member of the Advisory Board for the Adoption Museum Project.


Enjoy Your Weekend!

Peter Collings

Jessie Ball duPont-Magid Term Professor

Interim Chair

Department of Anthropology

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