Thursday, October 09, 2014

Council for Museum Anthropology's Student Travel Awards

The Council for Museum Anthropology is pleased to announce this year’s Student Travel Awards, which support graduate student travel to the annual AAA meeting to present papers and/or posters. Hannah Turner (University of Toronto, Faculty of Information) and Joseph Feldman (University of Florida, cultural anthropology) will receive the 2014 awards. 

Turner’s Ph.D. research in information studies traces how Indigenous material heritage has been catalogued, described and digitized in the Anthropology Department at the National Museum of Natural History. The title of her AAA paper is “The Infrastructure of Ethnographic Data”, to be presented as part of the panel she organized, “Producing Anthropology through Museum Collections: Conversations in Critical Cataloguing.” 

Feldman’s research is based on his ethnographic study of a memorial museum project in Peru. His paper “Not South Africa: Making Transitional Justice Peruvian at a National Museum Project,” is part of the session “Transitional Justice in Space and Time.”

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