Archive for October, 2017

Lecture by Dr. Sarah Sterling this Saturday!

Dr. Sarah Sterling will present “Why Build the Pyramids? Exploring one of ancient Egypt’s Most Fascinating Phenomena” in Cannon Beach this Saturday, Oct. 22nd. This presentation explores the intertwined history of Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, the construction of early tombs and later pyramids, and the economic and environmental motivations for their construction. See our News and Events page for more information.
Location: Cannon Beach History Center and Museum
4:00 p.m.Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Tonight! Dept. of World Languages & Literature Friday Night Lecture Series

Stina Fagertun & Øistein Hanssen
Time is a Ship that Never Casts Anchor: Sámi Storytelling
Hear a Sámi storyteller, lecturer and performer discuss their experiences
connecting with their Sami heritage through art, music, and community.
Stina Fagertun comes from the fjords of Arctic Norway and represents coastal
Sámi and Kven (Finnish descendant) ancestry. She collects ancient stories,
fairytales & legends of the Sámi and Kven tradition to share in her storytelling
and singing. She has performed throughout Norway, Canada and the United
States, ensuring that this aspect of Arctic culture will not be lost and forgotten.
Øistein Hanssen has researched old folk musical instruments, tracing their
roots back to prehistoric music traditions. His music and narratives are rooted in
his Northern Norwegian heritage: Sámi, Norse, and Finnish descent. He will
discuss Sámi Shamanic drums (Noaidetromme) which were used by the Sámi
Shamans (Noadi) to communicate with the ancient Sphere of the Sámi gods.
The Noaidetromme may hold clues to ancient religion as well as ancient
nomadic migration. Øistein has lectured and performed throughout
Scandinavia, Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States. He performs in
concerts and gives cultural and educational presentations for scholars,
universities and the public. He composes music, particularly film scores. He
works at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø

Cramer Hall Room 171 @ 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Portland State of Mind

From October 12-21, PSU will be hosting Portland State of Mind. There are two events that may be of particular interest to anthropology students. Both are free and open to the public:
The School of Gender, Race and Nations (SGRN) is hosting “Transnational Intersections” on Tuesday, October 17 from 2:30-4:00pm. Faculty members from departments and programs in the SGRN discuss the ways in which their research and teaching are both transnational and intersectional, complicating—indeed, challenging—dominant methodological and pedagogical approaches. Please join Sri Craven (associate professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), Elena Avilés (assistant professor, Chicano/Latino Studies) Eddy Alvarez (assistant professor, Women, Gender, And Sexuality Studies/University Studies), and Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne (scholar in residence, Indigenous Nations Studies) for an intriguing discussion moderated by Winston Grady-Willis (director, SGRN, professor, Black Studies). 
Indigenous Nations Studies (INST) is hosting: “Reclaiming the Urban Forest for Food, Medicine, and Ceremony” on October 18, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 pm in the Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC) rm 110. Join INST instructor Judy BlueHorse Skelton and local community leaders for an overview of Indigenous cultural collaboration projects in the Portland Metro Region. 

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October First Thursday

The Anthropology Department is excited to continue hosting Archaeology First Thursdays. The first event of the term will be on October 5 at 4:00pm in Cramer Hall 41. Martin Adams (Paleoinsect Research) will present: “Of Lice and Men: An Overview of Recent Archaeoentomological Projects in the Pacific Northwest.” 

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Upcoming Workshop: How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Egyptologist John Sarr will lead two day-long sessions on Egyptian hieroglyphics. The first session will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14th, and will cover how hieroglyphs are used to write in the Ancient Egyptian language and combined to create statements. The second session on Saturday, October 21st, will cover statements which explain what someone is doing in a scene and what someone has done in life, found mainly in tombs and on funerary steles. Both sessions will take place in Cramer Hall, room 287. For more information, please visit the Department of Anthropology’s webpage on the Egyptian Hieroglyph workshops. 

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Doug Wilson’s Book Review, Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens

Professor Douglas Wilson’s review of Mark Warner and Margie Purser’s book Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens has just been published in Historical Archaeology. 

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Ken Ames’ Publication in the Journal of Social Archaeology

Faculty Emeritus Kenneth Ames co-authored a recently published paper in the Journal of Social Archaeology entitled, “The role of small villages in Northern Tsimshian territory from oral and archaeological records.” Find it here

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