Category: Anthropology

From left: Paul Chester, Melody Chester and Clinton Sipes (seated) presenting photos from their study on tattoos

Anthropology students present fieldwork at Main Street Community Center

Assistant Anthropology Professor Dr. Aminata Cairo’s Field Methods class presented their fieldwork findings at the Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville on the evenings of Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 2012, as an open, public event for local communities.
From left: Paul Chester, Melody Chester and Clinton Sipes (seated) presenting photos from their study on tattoos
Students […]

Anishinaabe "tinkle cone" dress, c. 1930. The garment was originally bright red and features dentallium shells, glass beads, metal conches and the cones, hand-made from rolled tin cans. The red labeling of the cans can be seen from inside the cones. Photo courtesy of Mark Proudfoot.

Image of rare Anishinaabe regalia from Willmott’s work featured in American Indian Art Magazine 2013 calendar

Anthropology professor Dr. Cory Willmott will have a photograph of a rare regalia dress from the Anishinaabe people featured in the American Indian Art 2013 calendar. The photograph is from an article that Willmott had published in the Summer 2012 issue of  American Indian Art Magazine, which featured articles by members of the Great Lakes […]

Dr. Cairo and Prof. Bentley with students at 2012 Suriname field school

Cairo, Bentley to teach second Suriname field school next summer

Assistant Anthropology Professor Dr. Aminata Cairo and Theatre Professor Kathryn Bentley will take a select group of SIUE junior-level undergraduates for a field school in Suriname from June 1 to July 8, 2012. The field school will include classes before the students depart, starting on May 22, and following the students’ return until July 15.
Dr. […]

Native American curator Ahlberg Yohe speaks at SIUE

Native American curator Ahlberg Yohe speaks at SIUE

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Dr. Jill Ahlberg Yohe, a Mellon Fellow Curator of Native American Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, came to SIUE to deliver a presentation entitled “Navajo Weaving in Curatorial and Ethnographic Practice.” The event was sponsored by the University’s Native American Studies program. Ahlberg Yohe came to the University to […]

Rehg publishes paper on callimico in International Journal of Primatology

Rehg publishes paper on callimico in International Journal of Primatology

Dr. Jen Rehg (on right) with her Peruvian colleagues (from right): Fanny Souza, Deuso Souza, and Ines Nole at the field station
Anthropology Associate Professor and Department Chair Dr. Jen Rehg has co-authored an article in the International Journal of Primatology entitled “Distribution and New Sightings of Goeldi’s Monkey (Callimico goeldii) in Amazonian Peru.” Her work […]

The cast from the Du at SIUE

CAS Does the Du

Wednesday May 30, 2012 students from the anthropology department teamed up with students from the department of theater and dance to perform, “Forbidden Love: Na Mini Du,” an abbreviated version of a traditional Surinamese Du play.  The performance is the product of an IS class taught by Kathryn Bentley (Department of Theater and Dance) and […]

Van Eck tells audience the story of Wounded Knee

Van Eck tells audience the story of Wounded Knee

A large crowd of nearly 100 students, faculty and SIUE guests was treated to a multi-media presentation on Wednesday, March 28. Lani van Eck, a cultural anthropologist who cofounded Wounded Knee: The Museum in Wall South Dakota, gave a presentation about the massacre that happened in December of 1890. Van Eck was the Wednesday night […]

France speaks on crusades, warfare

France speaks on crusades, warfare

Students at SIUE had the opportunity to see an accomplished historian on Friday, March 23. John France, professor of crusader, medieval, and military history at Swansea University, and currently guest lecturing at West Point Academy.
Katie Sjursen, assistant professor of historical studies, stated that France’s talk was co-sponsored by the departments of anthropology, English language and […]

Managing SIUE’s cultural resources - CRSP

Managing SIUE’s cultural resources – CRSP

SIUE’s campus is uniquely located at on the geographic and archaeologic hotspot, according to two College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty members. Because of its unique location near bluffs and a floodplain, and its size of 2,600 acres, the campus offers a great deal of opportunity for archeological exploration.
Anthropology students work a site on […]

CSI effect increases SIUE’s minor enrollment

CSI effect increases SIUE’s minor enrollment

Arguments about the reality of CSI television shows can be heated. Is it real? Is it not? However, there is one argument that is easy to settle. SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has seen a dramatic upswing in students interested in studying the field of Forensics Science. This may be due to what […]

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