Professor Dell Hathaway Hymes died last Friday, November 13. Professor Hymes was an extremely influential anthropologist, linguist, and folklorist. Anyone who’s taken a linguist anthropology class here at KSU will be familiar with both his studies of communicative competence and his Ethnography of Speaking. More information can be found in the links below:
As many of you know, Dr. Finnegan is one of the nation’s leading forensic anthropology experts. A recent video on YouTube by Stephanie Carr of the Ecollegian, demonstrates his efforts to pass his expertise on to his students.
Dr. Finnegan has done research on seven continents, excavated on five, and has worked on more than 400 cases to identify skeletal remains. He has identified downed American pilots in Vietnam, dissidents in Eastern Europe, and even Jesse James. DNA tests Finnegan did in 1995 say the real Jesse James is buried at the James farm in Kearney, Mo. Finnegan has lectured all over the world and been contacted for consultation by forensic labs worldwide.
*courtesy of an email from Prof. Ritterbush
There are a variety of programs this next month that deal with anthropology that you may want to mark you calendars for. The following are all on Channel 11, KTWU (public TV in this area) and should be accessible to those of you with TVs with any cable package.
“Becoming Human” – A three-part special on human evolution
Tuesday, November 3 7:00 pm Part I
Tuesday, November 10 7:00 pm Part II
Tuesday, November 17 7:00 pm Part III
Native American History Month Spotlight
Saturday, November 14 10:00 pm To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey
Sunday, November 15 11:00 pm Jim Thorpe: World’s Greatest Athlete
Sunday, November 22 3:00 pm Summer Sun, Winter Moon (classical composer and Blackfeet Indian poet)
Wednesday, November 25 9:30 pm Lost Bird of Wounded Knee
Sunday, November 29 11:00 pm For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska
Other November shows may also fit your interests:
Secrets of the Dead: Airmen and the Headhunters – Wednesday, Nov 11 7:00 pm
Secrets of Shangri-La (archeological) – Wednesday, Nov 18 7:00 pm
Secrets of the Dean: Mumbai Massacre (and social media) – Wednesday, Nov 25 7:00 pm
There are yet others in music (e.g., Beatles in Russia, Woody Guthrie, 1963-68 music on the Ed Sullivan show), comedy (e.g., Bill Cosby receives Mark Twain award), history (e.g., WWII and related shows for Veteran’s day; CCC projects; dust bowl), and nature.
Check out the KTWU schedule online at:
Claude Levi-Strauss died today at the age of 100. More information can be found at the following links:
“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.” – Levi-Strauss
At our last meeting we discussed our upcoming trip, t-shirts, our next club meeting, and club dues.
The anth club will be traveling to Kansas City on Sunday, Nov. 15 to visit the Steamboat Arabia Museum (a TOTALLY AWESOME Museum which can be checked out here http://www.1856.com/). The steamboat Arabia was built in 1853, sunk, and rediscovered 132 years later. The museum provides an excellent display of frontier life. We will be meeting at 10am in the Waters Parking lot and will drive in together. We plan to eat somewhere in Kansas City afterward. Tickets to the event are $12.50 and we’re not collecting money, so just have it available when you show up. Hope to see lots of faces on the 15th!!
The anthclub t-shirts have been designed. Shirts will be a chocolate brown with white printing. There will be a large design on the front with “What Being Said Says…” printed on the back with a list of professor’s quotes following. If you plan on buying one, please email Danielle Vaughn to let her know what size you’d like.
Next Club Meeting
Our next club meeting will be Thursday, November 5. We will be meeting at Amanda’s house (direction on facebook page and sent out over listserv). We plan to take care of some general “club stuff” and will then watch “Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade.” Feel free to bring any snacks or drinks you’d like to share with the group.
Club dues are due! This is just a friendly reminder that we are collecting club dues this year. Dues are $5 and can be given to Kale Yoder.