January 13, 2021
“Heritage Tourism & Conservation”
Dr. Shawn Holliday, Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Have you considered a career in conservation or tourism? For our FACEBOOK LIVE January Brown Bag, join us for a talk with Dr. Shawn Holiday, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. We will discuss NWOSU’s exciting new Master of Arts program that prepares students to serve as leaders in emerging areas of heritage tourism and conservation in Oklahoma and beyond.
Dr. Holliday teaches a broad range of subjects in the humanities such as American literature and popular music. His books include Thomas Wolfe and the Politics of Modernism (2001), a revised version of his Ph.D. dissertation, and Lawson Fusao Inada (2003), a critical biography of the former Oregon poet laureate. A native of West Virginia, Holliday earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Marshall University and his Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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February 10, 2021
“Archaeology on the Ground: Co-curating with Contemporary Communities in Western New York” – Hannah Quaintance, MA.
Archaeology is more than digging! For our FACEBOOK LIVE February Brown Bag, join us for a chat with Hannah Quaintance, doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB). We will discuss Hannah’s work with archaeological collections that center the relationship between communities and museums. Within a discipline that is commonly associated with the past, Hannah will describe her efforts in creating true partnerships through archaeological collections in the present.
Dedicated to interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, Hannah Quaintance works at the intersection of archaeology, collections care, and museum education. Her interest in the uses and value of heritage resources in the present includes the development of an archaeological site museum in partnership with local communities in Turkey, public excavations of Underground Railroad sites in Niagara Falls, collections-based visual art programs for K-12 students at the UB Art Galleries, as well as the co-curation of a historic collection from the Philippines at The Field Museum in Chicago, IL. Most recently, Hannah is beginning to work alongside members of the Seneca Nation to consider the use, care, and management of archaeological collections from Western New York.
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