Archive for February, 2021

Practicing Anthropology Speakers, Feb 16 and 18

This week in Practicing Anthropology (Anth 345) the theme is Federal Agencies on Tuesday and then move to CRM, Heritage, and Interpretation on Thursday. Join us!

Tuesday, Feb 16: Anan Raymond, Regional Archaeologist, Region 1 and 8, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and
Jesse Stephen, Archaeologist, JPAC, Department of Defense
Thursday, Feb 18: Kevin McDonald, Practicing Anthropology and
Danelle Gutierrez, Big Pine Paiute tribal member and THPO

All are welcome to attend from 2-3:50 P.M.
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Practicing Anthropology Speakers, Feb 9 and 11

This week in Practicing Anthropology (Anth 345) the theme is Federal Agencies.

Tuesday, Feb 9: Brian Lefler, Planning and Partnerships Specialist, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, U.S. Forest Service-PSU MS 2014
Thursday, Feb 11: Kendra Wendel, Research Social Scientist, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station-PSU MS 2014 and Christopher Page, Chief, Cultural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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So You Want to Go to Field School!

We don’t know what the future brings, but we’re planning to offer a field school this summer. Lots of other schools are too, so we want to prepare you for the experience. If you want to know more about field school, join Drs. Shelby Anderson and Doug Wilson for an info session, with details on the Summer 2021 PSU Fort Vancouver Field School.

Date & Time: February 9th, 4-5 p.m.
Location: Via Zoom

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Archaeology First Thursday, Feb 4, 2021

Pulling at the Thread: Why Climate Change Driven Relocation is Such a Difficult Problem to Solve

Date: February 4, 2021
Time: 4 PM

We will meet virtually via zoom. All are welcome. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting with the link provided below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting:

This talk will discuss the climate change planning in Alaska. We will first show a series of photographs by Inupiat photographer and Shishmaref resident Dennis Davis. Following we will talk about co-production of knowledge and trying to pair experiences of climate change with policy analysis to understand how best to create community-based solutions.

Elizabeth Marino is an assistant professor of anthropology and sustainability at OSU-Cascades. Her work centers on community-based risk perceptions, disasters, and adaptation. She is interested in the interactions of places and people, as mitigated by collectively-held visions and discourses of the good.

Dennis Davis is a self-taught Inupiat photographer that has been taking pictures and videos of the western coastline of Alaska for over 20 years. He uses an Inupiat vision of the connections between land, animals, and people to create new forms of photography and video, that offer a glimpse into the subsistence lifestyle. Dennis’s goal is to show others what his culture is all about; to highlight the risks that Arctic peoples face with the coming of climate change; and to give a voice to his people.

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Practicing Anthropology Speakers, Feb 2 and 4, 2021

This week’s theme: NGO, Non-Profits, International Agencies and Consulting

Feb 2: Sebastian Africano, Executive Director, Trees, Water and People
Feb 4: Jeremy Spoon, Applied Environmental Anthropologist, PSU

All are welcome to attend from 4-5:50 P.M.
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