AnthroGroup of UNL (news)

AnthroGroup of UNL
Next Meeting September 29, 2011
Nebraska Anthropologist -
Bi-Weekly Meetings, 827 Oldfather Hall, 5:00 pm

Meetings are held every other week in the seminar room (827) on the eighth floor of Oldfather Hall at 5:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. We hope to see you there!

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Final Meeting of the Year 2010-2011

For our final meeting of the semester and end of the year party we will make a trip to East Campus for some bowling (see Facebook event Tomorrow (4/28)  we will meet on Oldfather at 5 pm, as usual to hold officer elections, then we will take the campus shuttle to the East Campus union for bowling. We have three lanes reserved from 6-7:30 and as long as there is 12 of us shoes are free. AG will buy a game for all members who paid dues for at least  one semester this year. Even if you can not make the bowling trip, please come to Oldfather to vote for officers, or submit any nominations.

Thanks for the great year. If you are leaving us, good luck! If not, we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Zach and Annie
AnthroGroup co-presidents

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Dr. Douglass Scott to speak at Anthrogroup March 31, 2011

Dr. Doug Scott

Dr. Scott retired from National Park Service after more than 30 years of with the Department of the Interior. He is currently an Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and an Adjunct Professor, Master’s of Forensic Science Program, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln. Dr. Scott received his Ph.D. in 1977 in Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked throughout the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West on a variety of archeological projects.  He specializes in nineteenth century military sites archeology and forensic archeology. He is particularly noted for his expertise in battlefield archeology and firearms identification having worked on more than 40 battlefield sites, including Palo Alto, Sand Creek, Big Hole, Bear Paw, Wilson’s Creek, Pea Ridge, Centralia, and Santiago de Cuba.  He was awarded the Department of the Interior's Distinguished Service Award in 2002 for his innovative research in battlefield archeology that started with his work at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.

His talk title and abstract:

The Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi West: Archaeology of the 1861 Battles of Boonville and Wilson’s Creek, and the 1864 Centralia Massacre.

The American Civil War was truly brother against brother, especially in the state of Missouri. There pro-southern Missouri Militia fought Union regulars and volunteers. On 17 June 1861 Sterling Price’s Missouri State Guard camped east of Boonville was attacked by General Nathaniel Lyons’ Union forces in the first pitched battle of the Civil War in Missouri. In August Lyons was killed in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Subsequently 1500 other battles and skirmishes followed in Missouri before the war ended. One of the later and perhaps most horrific fights was the 1864 Centralia Massacre where over 150 Union volunteers were killed by a Bloody Bill Anderson’s Confederate Missouri guerrillas Archaeological and historical studies of the 1861 Battle of Boonville, Wilson’s Creek, and Centralia have added considerable detail to the story by showing there is more to the stories than recorded in the recollections of participants or the official record of events.

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Anthrogroup is happy to have Dr. Loukia K. Sarroub March 17, 2011

Dr. Sarroub will be speaking about her experiences doing research with immigrants from yemen and how ethnographic and anrthropological methods can be used in fields such as education.

 Dr. Loukia K. Sarroub

Dr. Sarroub's research is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Her research interests include literacy, anthropology and education; cross-cultural studies; immigrant communities,  ethnography and qualitative research methods, ethnicity and gender in education. She is currently conducting fieldwork on literacy in and out of school among American and Iraqi refugee youth.


Here is her webpage

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The 2010 Nebraska Anthropologist is now available!

Get your copy for $10 in the Anthropology office (810 Oldfather Hall) or the editor's office (832 Oldfather Hall). This 25th anniversary issue features 9 authors on a diverse range of anthropological topics.

Editors' Note:
"There are not many student-run academic journals, and even fewer student-run anthropological journals. We are happy to provide a forum in which anthropologists and other similarly-interested students can present their interests and intellectual work. Anthropology is the study of humanity in all walks of life, and Nebraska Anthropologist is a small testament to what can be accomplished when a community works together."

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