Current Museum/Ortiz Programs
Elements of the Earth: Potters from Ohkay Owingeh Past and Present
The Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies program opened the Ortiz Center Gathering Space on Friday September 26th 2008 at the Maxwell Museum. This new space is located in the north gallery of the museum and is dedicated to the memory of the late UNM Anthropology Professor, Alfonso Ortiz. Its inaugural exhibition, Elements of the Earth: Potters Past and Present of Ohkay Owingeh, features an exhibition of pottery, both historical and contemporary from Ohkay Owingeh. The exhibition is co-curated by Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh who is a Master Potter and UNM Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History, and Kathryn Klein, Curator of Ethnology for the Maxwell Museum and the Director of the Ortiz Center from 2003-2008.
As a UNM minor capital project funded by the New Mexico State Legislature the project took two years to complete. One of the highlights of the Ortiz Gathering Space is a touch screen presentation that features the goals and projects of the Ortiz Center; as well as objects from the collections at the Maxwell that relate to the exhibition; and a video about pottery making in Ohkay Owingeh that features potters from Ohkay Owingeh who speak about what pottery-making means to them and the importance of its revival and continuity to the community. It also features an introduction by Clarence Cruz and specific words related to pottery-making in the Tewa language.
Ortiz Passport to People Program
Ortiz "Passport to People Program" presents a series of artisan demonstrations, hands-on family activities associated with changing exhibitions at the Maxwell, such as "El Rio" 2006-07; "North by Southwest: Bering Sea Communities" 2007-08; "Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas" starting in Spring 2010. Developed by Ortiz Director, Kathryn Klein, Maxwell Museum's Curator of Education, Amy Grochowski, and the Coordinator of Public Programs, Mary Beth Hermans. Free to the public and open to all ages. Saturdays, check for dates and times on the Maxwell Museum calendar. On-going.
Zuni Day School Project
The Maxwell Museum houses a collection of children’s drawings, photographs, and writings that originated from the Zuni Day School dating from 1920s through the 1950s. The collection was put together by the former Principal and teacher Claire Gonzales and eventually was donated to the Maxwell after she past away in the 1970s. The writings and images reveal the continuity of Zuni everyday and ceremonial life from 1920s to present day, as well as offer a reflection on the dramatic changes in Zuni life. The drawings and writings by the students represent interesting perspectives of identity and history learned through Western perspectives and education practices.
The Zuni Day School collection is being examined by the staff members of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center. This collection is being scanned at the Maxwell Museum and put into digital formats that can be used within the Zuni community to collect descriptions, narratives, comments, identifications, and biographies. Another goal of the project is to share the digital images with students at the Zuni Public Schools and create a dialog among students about their elders’ experiences while they were school aged children. This project will provide the foundation for a community inspired collaborative exhibition curated by the Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum, Jim Enote to be shown at Zuni and in the Ortiz Gathering Space at the Maxwell Museum.
Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas Mexico
An exhibition co-curated by Patricia Greenfield (author), Kathryn Klein, Ortiz Center Director, and Amy Grochowski, Curator of Education. The exhibition planning includes built-in educational family activities to enhance visitor experience by learning about the process of learning and contemporary Maya family life in Chiapas, Mexico. Ortiz events include "Passport to People Program" in collaboration with the Natural History Museum's "Celebra Ciencia" program and Maya visitors from Chiapas. Weaving demonstrations and Maya Theater. Spring 2010.
Current Department/Ortiz Programs
Community Radio Series in Public Anthropology
In collaboration with Cultural Energy, the OC will produce a series of radio shows based on interviews with academic, community-based, and independent scholars about their research on topics of deep and abiding interest to New Mexicans. The series is entitled “People, Culture, and Place: Conversations from the Ortiz Center.”
The Mayordomo Project
In partnership with the New Mexico Acequia Association, the OC is participating in a research project to document the local knowledge and traditional practices of the mayordomos in various acequia communities in northern New Mexico. This project represents a new component of the Governance Project sponsored by the NMACC.
Ortiz-CNM Emeritus Academy
A three-week Emeritus Academy on Acequia History, Governance and Water Rights held at the South Valley campus of CNM. The class was collaboratively taught by a unique combination of instructors, each with his/her own area of expertise: James Maestas, Community Organizer and President of the South Valley Regional Acequia Association, Sylvia Rodríguez, and Amy Ballard, CNM Professor and Chair of the Geographic Technology Program. Twenty South Valley residents enrolled in the class. In early March the Ortiz Center and CNM co-sponsored a public lecture presented at the South Valley campus by Kenneth Orona, Ph.D., entitled “Muddy Water: Power, Contest and Identity in Central New Mexico, 1848-1963.” The lecture was about the history of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, based on Dr. Orona’s forthcoming book by the same title.
The OC sponsored a workshop at the annual conference of the Society for Applied Anthropology held in Santa Fe on March 18, entitled “Moving Off Campus: Cross-subfield Student Projects in Public Anthropology.” Community participants included James Maestas, President of the South Valley Regional Acequia Association; John Shipley, Executive Director of the Rio Grande Valley Farmers Guild; and Carlos Bustos of the New Mexico Rural Water Association. Student participants included Patrick Staib, the 2008-09 Ortiz Public Policy Fellow, Scott Worman, Heather Richards, Judith van der Elst, and Sam Markwell, who have been engaged in community outreach activities.
On the UNM campus, the OC sponsored two lively faculty symposia that focused on research proposed by Anthropology professors Keith Hunley and Heather Edgar, entitled “The Social and Scientific Implications of Biological, Cultural, and Linguistic Variation in New Mexican Hispanics.” The first symposium brought together department colleagues from different subfields (Ann Ramenofsky, Archaeology; David Dinwoodie, Les Field, and Sylvia Rodríguez, Ethnology) to discuss the proposed project. Participants in the second symposium included the New Mexico State Historian (Estevan Rael-Galvez, Ph.D.), Director of the Northern NM Family Practice Residency Program, (Mario Pacheco, M.D.), and professors from the UNM School of Law and American Studies (Laura Gomez), Spanish and Portuguese (Enrique Lamadrid), and Anthropology departments (Rodríguez). Both seminars were also attended by gradate student Meghan Healy, whose dissertation research will be based on the project. Three additional guests sat in on the second symposium: Dr. Robert Valdez, Executive Director of the UNM Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center, Dr. Jennifer Hartley of UNMH, and Sam Markwell, an undergraduate Honors student in Anthropology.
The OC invites proposals for Faculty Symposia for the 2009-2010 academic year. Each symposium consists of a three-hour conversation among invited participants. There will be one per semester. The guidelines are as follows:
1. Applicants should submit to the OC Director (email@example.com) a 1-2 page proposal that formulates a research question, a social or policy issue, or other problem statement about which diverse perspectives are sought.
2. Invited participants should be drawn from different subfields, disciplines or communities; the more diverse, the better.
3. The topic should have a public interest aspect.
Louise Lamphere Public Policy Fellowship
An endowed graduate scholarship to support the development of seminars, the Public Policy Lecture Series lectures, and workshops. Established 2003
Ortiz Public Policy Fellow 2007-2008 Marian Skahan - Native American Language Retention Workshops
Ortiz Public Policy Fellow 2006-2007, Chrissy Getrich - Ortiz Public Policy Symposium on Immigrant Families Discussion among academics and representatives from local community organizations about their work with immigrant families in New Mexico. May 2007.
North by Southwest: Bering Sea Exhibition
North, almost three thousand nautical miles from New Mexico, is an area where trees are non-existent or rare, snow and ice cover the land and the sea for more than half the year, and the indigenous people hunt and gather what the land, ocean and rivers provide for them as it did their ancestors. Their way of life and environment seem far removed from the Southwest, but the Maxwell Museum houses photographs and artifacts that are expressions of their culture. Preserved in collections, these objects and images are stilled voices waiting with stories to be heard. Connecting the narrative threads of these stories through collaborative research with Native communities, scholars and individuals begin the process of understanding, of finding words to express what these cultures' visions have witnessed for centuries.
A collaborative exhibition featuring objects from the Maxwell collections as well other US museums in Alaska and New Mexico. Events include roundtable discussions, lectures, dance performances with Native visitors from Alaska participating. The project includes a visiting Inupiaq scholar from Alaska, Herbert Anungazuk who works for the National Park Service. Co-curated by Catherine Baudoin, Maxwell Museum's Curator of Photo Archives and member of the Ortiz Programming Committee, and Joyce Szabo of UNM Art Department.
Fostering Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas
Sponsored by Anderson School of Management Marketing and Heritage. Cultural Heritage and Tourism Session, Session Chair, Brian Vallo Director Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Cultural Preservation through Tourism; Vernon Lujan, Director Poeh Cultural Center and Museum Tribal Museum and Cultural Center Management. Jim Enote, Executive Director of A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, Zuni, Walking Straght on a Crooked Path, and K. Klein Collaborative Partnerships and Community Projects: UNMs Alfonso Ortiz Center. November 7-9 2007.
Native American Leadership Institute Conference
Native American Leadership Institute Conference is a joint project with the Leadership Institute, Santa Fe, to conduct a two day discussion with community leaders on Native American language retention. Co-coordinated by Professor Louise Lamphere, of UNM Department of Anthropology, and Curator of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Tony Chavarria. May 2007.
An exhibition exploring the relationship between traditional knowledge, local culture, and a sustainable environment in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Events included the El Rio Roundtable, a discussion by visiting scholars and UNM faculty members to address environmental and cultural issues pertaining to acequias in New Mexico and Northern Mexico. Highlights of the Ortiz "Passport to People Programs" included demonstrations by artisans represented in the exhibition such as the Bernalillo Matachina Dancers, music by Chuy Martinez, Cochiti drum-making, and Weavers from Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. Co-sponsored and developed with Enrique LaMadrid, Director of UNM Chicano/Mexicano/Latino Studies Department. April 2006 - January 2007.
Haaku - A Plan to Prepare: The Sky City Cultural Center and Museum Initiative
An on-going collaborative project with the pueblo of Acoma to support the development of exhibitions and programming at Acoma and for the Ortiz Center. The initial goal of the project was to develop and install an exhibition of rare Acoma textiles for the opening of the Sky City Cultural Center in the Haak'u Museum titled "Sribuka Maestra Cotton Girls." Co-curated and coordinated by Acoma's Haak'u Museum Curator, Damian Garcia, the Ortiz Director, Kathryn Klein, Maxwell Museum graduate student staff members Ruth Burgette-Jolie and Gwendolyn Saul, and the conservation staff of the National Museum of American Indian. May 2006.
The San Rafael, New Mexico Oral History Project
The "San Rafael, New Mexico Oral History Project" focuses on collecting oral histories from residents of San Rafael, a small Hispano village founded in 1864 near Grants, New Mexico. The interviews tell the story of the region's transition from a ranching economy through the uranium boom to the present day tourist and service economy. Residents also describe the crucial role of the Catholic Church in community and the importance of Hispano traditions and food-ways in the lives of their parents and grandparents. The data collected, which will include digital interviews, transcripts, videos, scanned documents, and photographs, will be archived at the Maxwell Museum, the San Rafael Catholic Church, and the Cibola Arts Council museum, the Double-Six Gallery. Coordinated by UNM Department of Anthropology, Professor, Louise Lamphere, and Ethnology graduate students Kaila Cogdill, Felipe Colon, Andrea Lopez, and Stephanie Sanchez, and Anthropology undergraduate student, Kathy McCully. 2006-2008.
Africa: The Holocausts of Rwanda and Sudan
"Africa: The Holocausts of Rwanda and Sudan" is a four-part exhibition and lecture series at the Maxwell Museum that runs concurrently with the release of a UNM Press publication. Co-curated with guest curator and photographer, Lucian Nimeyer. A lecture and book signing of An Ordinary Man by Paul Russesabegina portrayed in the film Hotel Rwanda. December 2005 - November 2006.
Partnership Formed with the VSA Arts of New Mexico
"Partnership Formed with the VSA Arts of New Mexico" including educational programming at the museum, visits to collections, as well as the participation of Maxwell Museum staff working at the North Fourth Street Art Center in Albuquerque, co-curated by VSA Arts Teacher, Sam Bautista and Exhibits Manager, Sue Hermes. The VSA Arts is creating a society where people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Established, January 2004.
VSA Arts of New Mexico - North Fourth Street Art Center: presents poetry readings, art demonstrations, family activities, performance videos, and sale of handmade arts and crafts May 2004
Native American Visions: Illusions of Traditional Life: is an exhibition of paintings by Native American artists with disabilities. Co-curated with the staff at the VSA Arts of New Mexico North Fourth Street Art Center, Albuqueruque. July - November 2005
VSA International Festival: Ortiz Center Director participates as an affiliate member with Japanese delegates (Saori-Hiroba), Washington DC. June 2004
Originating in Osaka, Japan the method of Saori weaving encourages an art form that is without rules or restrictions. Weaving demonstrations by Saori weavers at the VSA Arts and UNM, hands-on weaving for everyone, a sale of Saori textiles, and a slide presentation and lecture by the Ortiz Center Director who worked with Saori weavers in Osaka, Japan as a fellow in the Japan-US Community Education and Exchange program. May 2005.
Health and Humanity Fest: Exploring Multicultural Health Traditions
A free day-long event to celebrate various traditional cultural approaches to health and healing. Demonstrations, informational booths, food and product sales/samples, and children's and family activities. April 2005
35th Anniversary of Navajo Language Instruction at the University of New Mexico
Co-sponsored with the UNM Department of Linguistics, a four part series of public events including an opening reception, presentations by Sunny Dooley a Navajo Storyteller; Crownpoint Navajo Weavers presenting a public discussion of textiles in the Maxwell Museum collection; as well as an evening with Navajo Code Talkers. October - December 2005.
Po'pay Commemoration Symposium
In celebration of the dedication of a sculpture of Po'pay as gift from San Juan Pueblo installed in the Statuary Hall of the Capitol Building in Washington DC, Native American scholars met to discuss the history and significance of Po'pay, the leader of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Alfonso Ortiz recognized Po'pay's legacy as central to Native American scholarship and identity. Coordinated by Beverly Singer of the UNM Department of Anthropology and the Department of Native American Studies. November 2005.
Shaping Spirit: 25 Years of the Arita Method of Porcelain at UNM
An exhibition highlighting porcelain works by Japanese Masters and UNM students. UNM is the only university in the United States where this ancient art is being taught. Co-curated with Kathy Cyman of UNM Education Department. December 2004 - June 2005.
Inoue Manji Sensei, a living National Treasure of Japan, visits UNM along with 30 Japanese dignitaries view the Arita exhibition, meet with students, and are hosted by the Ortiz Center and UNM President for a dinner reception honoring his contributions to the Arita porcelain class at UNM. June 2005.
Maya Weavers Free Trade Tour
Maya Weavers Free Trade Tour, lectures, discussion with Maya weavers, sale of Maya textiles, children's activities. Co-sponsored with UNM Latin American Institute. June 2003.
Images of San Ysidro
"Images of San Ysidro," exhibition, Santero presentations, wood-carving demonstrations, procession, and family activities. Co-sponsored with UNM Chicano Studies Program. September 2003.
International Research Associate, Dr. Hélène Wallaert, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, works with Pueblo potters during a year's residence. September 2002-June 2003
"Woven Stories: Andean Rituals and Textiles," book signing and presentation by Andrea Heckman. March 2003.
"Egyptology Day," exhibit, lecture and children's activities. A co-sponsored event with UNM African-American Studies Department. April 2003.
"Japan-US Community Education and Exchange Fellowship," awarded to the Director of the Ortiz Center who worked for six weeks in Japan with a non-profit organization Saori-Hiroba that promotes social participation and public welfare of disabled people through the activity of weaving. October 2003.
"International Indigenous Film Series 2004," in conjunction with the Anthropology Department's 75th Jubilee Celebration. Film series, lectures. Coordinated by UNM Associate Professor, Beverly Singer of UNM Department of Anthropology and Department of Native American Studies. Spring 2004.
"Belly Dancing Leyla Style" Demonstrations with lecture and family activities. Middle Eastern refreshments served. September 2004.
"Vietnam Voices and Visions Unfiltered," a National Geographic exhibition of photographs taken by North Vietnamese during war years. Lectures, roundtables and campus wide events. October 2004.
Inaugural Celebration of the Ortiz Center
Hosted by the Department of Anthropology, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, and University of New Mexico's Provost Brian Foster. Special events included a luncheon honoring the Ortiz family of San Juan Pueblo, the first meeting of the Ortiz Center Advisory Board, and presentation of the first Alfonso Ortiz Memorial Lecture given by distinguished historian and University of Illinois Professor Fred Hoxie. October 2000.
"Institute for Public Life": A series of eight community seminars co-sponsored by Albuquerque Interfaith and the New Mexico Organizing Project about the history, politics, and culture of New Mexico, were facilitated by UNM Anthropology Professor, Sylvia Rodriguez.Winter/Spring 2000-2001.
"Diné/Navajo Film Series": Diné/Navajo people promote their film series on topics such as uranium poisoning, adoption and rites of passage in their communities. April 2001.
"Attachments to Place: Reflections on Land and Water." In a Changing New Mexico Supported by a NEH Extending the Reach grant, October community celebration "Celebrate Autumn," featuring local artists and harvest-related activities, as well as roundtable presentations concerned with water, agriculture, and the history and survival of ancient irrigation systems in New Mexico. Anthropology course 101 offered as part of the above series. Fall 2001.
"Waking-up on Central: Home Is Where the Heart Is." A group of homeless youth from Albuquerque's Central Avenue created a documentary, which they hope to use to convince policy makers to establish a homeless youth center in Albuquerque. 2001-2002.
"Desert Rainwater Harvesting Project": Community members of the Isleta Pueblo hosted UNM students in order to teach them about Pueblo life, including the benefits of creating a xeriscaped community garden. 2001-2002.
"Collection Consultations": Historical photographs and ethnological materials housed at the Maxwell Museum were viewed through consultations with members from Jemez, and Jicarilla Apache (co-sponsored by UNM Art of the Americas Program); and staff from the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, Acoma, and the Navajo Nation.
"Fulbright Scholar Program": Yolanda Teran, of Kichwa heritage from Carchi Province, Ecuador, is the first indigenous Ecuadorian to receive a Fulbright award and was in residence at the Ortiz Center. She focused her research on indigenous women, children and elders' knowledge, education and health care issues. January-July 2002.
Visiting Scholar: Luis Macas co-sponsored with UNM Native American Studies. Macas is the former president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) and was the first indigenous attorney in Ecuador. A special lecture Indigenous Ecuadorian Cosmology from the Male and Female Perspectives, was given by Luis Macas and Yolanda Teran. April 2002.
"The Sacred Earth: Native American Perceptions of Landscape." A lecture given in the series Visions for the American West, by Christopher H. Peters, Executive Director, Seventh Generation Fund based in Northern California. An interdisciplinary series organized by the UNM Department of Geography and co-sponsored by the Ortiz Center. May 2002.
"LULAC: A League of United Latin American Citizens Summer Youth Program" visit included program orientation for twenty youth about anthropology and museum professions. Summer 2002.
Resident Scholar: Community scholar and video producer 'Arcie' Chapa was in-residence at the Ortiz Center for one year, producing a documentary on the music and life of Pancho Sanchez. 2002.
"The Art of Being Kuna": An exhibition at the Maxwell Museum based on years of collaboration between UNM anthropologists and the Kuna people from Panama. Four distinguished Kuna cultural specialists participated in a week of activities that included a workshop on Kuna language and cultural preservation, a roundtable discussion on contemporary social, economic and political issues of concern to the Kuna, mola-making demonstrations, and children's activities coordinated by Arts in the Schools. October 2002-2004
Public Policy Lecture Series
Coordinated by Lamphere Public Policy Fellows, visiting scholars and community members are invited to speak throughout the year On-going.
"Doctors Without Borders and Life in Crisis," November 2007. Dr. Peter Redfield, Assoc. Prof of Anthropology at University North Carolina Chapel Hill and Weatherhead Resident Scholar at School of Advanced Research. Concern for human suffering plays a prominent role in contemporary politics and moral discourse. The organization Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders or MSF) emerged in 1971, growing into a major international NGO while establishing a reputation for both emergency logistics and outspoken dissent. Over the past decade the group has enlarged its scope to address chronic diseases, mental health and pharmaceutical inequities. It thus faces an inherent problem of triage, deciding what form of "crisis" to confront in each context and for how long. Detailing MSF's ethical trajectory in ethnographic and historical terms, my research seeks to illuminate the shifting value of human life as a secular good.
"Globalization 'Southern Style': Transnational Migration and Organizing Workers Across Difference in Mississippi's Poultry Industry," November 2007. Angela Stuesse, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin and Weatherhead Fellow at the School of Advanced Research. The poultry processing industry in the United States, located primarily in the South, has gonethrough a radical transformation in recent decades. Today the average American eats nearly twice as much chicken as in 1980, and during this same time period the industry beganmassive recruitment of foreign-born labor. In rural Mississippi's poultry industry, the majorityof the workers are now Latin Americans. Since they began arriving in the mid-1990s, thesenewcomers have complicated the region's long-established Black-white social hierarchy. This presentation explores the history of and rationale behind the corporate strategies that brought transnational labor to rural Mississippi to work alongside local African Americans. Italso analyses the poultry industry's calculated use of labor control tactics that divide workers along lines of race, nationality, and language in order to suppress worker organizing and maximize profit.
"Indigenous Land Rights in the Making: The Case of the Maya of Southern Belize," February 2008. James Anaya,James E Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law. The Maya people of Belize recently won a stunning legal victory. The Supreme Court of that country affirmed that they have rights to land and resources on the basis of their own customary system of land tenure, which has evolved from their historical presence in the area. Professor Anaya, who directed the legal work on the case for the Maya, will discuss the various components of the strategy behind the case and its linkage with the Worldwide indigenous rights movement. Prof. Anaya also teaches and writes in the areas of international human rights, constitutional law, and issues concerning indigenous peoples.
"Iron Hand in Ethnographically Informed Gloves? Anthropology, Torture, and the Importance of Engaged Critique in the Global War on Terrorism," April 2008. Laura A. McNamara, Ph.D. Member, AAA Ad Hoc Commission on the Engagement of Anthropology with theUS Security and Intelligence Communities. In May 2004, the New Yorker magazine published three articles which investigative reporter Seymour Hersh speculated that the 2003 Abu Ghraib abuses were informed by Raphael Patai's 1973 ethnography, "The Arab Mind." Hersh's allegation set the anthropology community in an uproar, with many scholars publicly decrying the use of anthropological knowledge in torture. This talk describes a year's worth of archival research in which I looked for evidence of the connection that Hersh implied. In 2004, a coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups used the Freedom of InformationAct (FOIA) to force the federal government to release thousands of pages of primary documentation related to detention, interrogation, and torture in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). My research has led me to believe that there is next to nothing to support the idea that Patai's book provided Abu Ghraib guards and interrogators with a "manual for intensive interrogation." I will not only describe what is missing from these documents - namely, evidence of a "smoking book" - but also point to sources of publicly available evidence that better explain the origins of the euphemistically named "coercive interrogation" techniques that surfaced so viscerally in Abu Ghraib.
"Environmental Justice and Human Rights: Case Studies from Guatemala and the Marshall Islands." Dr. Barbara Rose Johnston provides an overview of environmental anthropology and then presents case material from her current projects having to do with dam development and nuclear weapons testing. September 28, 2006.
"Culture Troubles: India's International Call Centers and the Post-Social Shock of Global Work." Dr. Aneesh Aneesh discusses what happens to social life when two different linguistic worlds are technologically integrated in real time in Indian call centers. October 5, 2006.
"Lessons from Lost Soldiers: Incident at the Fort Craig Cemetery." Dr. Jeffery Hanson describes the circumstances surrounding a cold case investigation of the unlawful removal of human remains (of two Buffalo Soldiers) from the Fort Craig cemetery. October 19, 2006.
"Participatory Anthropological Research: Experiences of Working with a Research Agreement with Eastern Panama's Wounaan." Dr. Julie Velasquez-Runk discusses the development of a research agreement with the Wounaan and her experiences of working with this agreement both during and post fieldwork. November 30, 2006.
"Repatriation at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History." Osteologist Dr. Steve Ousley, and Archaeologist Dr. Eric Hollinger both of the Smithsonian Institution discuss repatriation approaches for museum collections. March 2005.
"Weaving Generations Together: Evolving Creativity in the Maya of Chiapas." A book signing and presentation by the author, Dr. Patricia Marks Greenfield. This innovative study provides a rare long-term examination of the cognitive and socialization processes involved in transmitting weaving knowledge across generations. April 2005.