Short Seminars


IHOPE–Maya: Tropical Sustainability from an Ancient ContextJanuary 15–17, 2009IHOPE–Maya: Tropical Sustainability from an Ancient ContextChaired by Vernon L. Scarborough, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of CincinnatiTen archaeologists interested in semitropical ecosystems and working primarily in the Maya Lowlands gathered to discuss what their data sets can tell us about the impact that early civilization had on the biophysical environment, as well as how such information can grant useful knowledge to humans living on an overexploited planet today.
Indian SubjectsOctober 28–29, 2009Indian Subjects: New Directions in the History of Indigenous EducationCo-chaired by Brenda Child, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota and Brian R. Klopotek, Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Program, University of OregonThis seminar brought together participants working on the next wave of scholarship in the history of indigenous education. One of the central tenets of the seminar is that multi-sited, multi-scaled, and comparative research will reveal an entirely new understanding of the field.
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