Students enrolled in Anthropology 394, Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology, conduct fieldwork exercises in the community and pursue research questions of local relevance.
This spring, students practiced their interpersonal and observational skills in an unfamiliar but friendly setting -- Lakeside's Beikirch Care Center. In April, the students participated in a "Coffee and Conversation" program with a group of lively residents. Images courtesy of Nancy Duff.
Pictured l-r are Angie D'Agostino, Caitlin Moore, Brittany Knight, Kathering Drake and a resident, who is unnamed due to Hippa regulations.
Pictured l-r are Sandor Vegh, Richard Lovelace and three residents whose identities are kept confidential.
The Election 2008 Oral History Project took place in the spring of 2009. Students enrolled in ANT 394 interviewed participants about their memories and stories leading up to this historical event. Stories were collected at area libraries including the Brockport-Seymour Library event pictured below. This project was sponsored by the Rochester City Historian's Office, the Monroe County Historian's Office, Monroe County Library System and the Rochester Regional Library Council.
The Clarkson Oral History Project (2006-07) recorded the personal histories of former students who attended the two-room Clarkson schoolhouse and three one-room schoolhouses in the area. The transcribed interviews and student reports are deposited with the Clarkson Historical Society.
|Here is a slideshow of the oral history project.
Click on a photo to roll through the presentation.
April 22 3:30 pm
Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker Series: Professor Robert J. Foster, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Rochester, will speak on "Adversaries into Partners? Brand Value, Consumer-Citizens, and the Coca-Cola Company," Edwards Hall, Room 103.
April 25, 7:30 pm
Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture: Professor Anthony Marcus, Dept. of Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY, will speak on “Moral Panics: Youth, Sex and Forced Labor, Yesterday and Today,” New York Room, Cooper Hall