The short film, How to Rust, is a postindustrial fable told in iron, rocks, and wood. It takes as its starting point an installation built out of repurposed materials that spans several vacant lots alongside Ford Freeway in Detroit, Michigan. The installation “Iron Teaching Rocks How to Rust” is the work of storyteller Olayami Dabls which he fashions as a metaphor for the forced assimilation of Africans to European culture and language.
David Hurst Thomas has served as curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York since 1972, and, for seven years, served as the chairman of the department of anthropology. Thomas has conducted archaeological research on St. Catherines Island since 1974.
Sponsored by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the department of anthropology.
What do we know about early Urbanism? A zooarchaeological perspective on animal exploitation patterns during the Bronze Age periods in Northern Mesopotamia
Charles Hale gives the talk as part of the Franklin College Visiting Scholar Program. He holds a joint appointment with the departments of African and African Diaspora Studies and of Anthropology at University of Texas at Austin. Professor Hale’s scholarly interests include identity politics, racism, neoliberalism, and resistance among indigenous peoples of LatinAmerica.
Scott Ortman’s research focuses on:
The full title for this talk is Snake Oil, Silver Buckshot, and People Who Hate Us: Metaphors and Conventional Discourses of Wood-Based Bioenergy in the Rural Southeastern U.S.
Sarah Hitchner is presenting this lecture as part of the requirements for consideration as an adjunct professor in the anthropology department