Logan Museum Highlighted in Publications and Conferences
Logan Museum staff members have been spreading the word locally and globally about the museum’s hands-on teaching and research activities.
An article Dan Bartlett, Nicolette Meister, and Bill Green authored, titled “Employing Museum Objects in Undergraduate Liberal Arts Education,” was published in the Informal Learning Review, Jan./Feb. 2014. The article discusses the theory and application of visual and material culture pedagogy, giving examples of its use in Beloit College FYI seminars.
Christina (Brown) Pearce’14 and Bill Green have an article in the 2014 issue of the Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society titled “Plant Remains from Iowaville.” The article, based on research Christina did as a Sanger Summer Research Fellow, discusses the ethnobotany of the Ioway tribe based on archaeological samples from southeastern Iowa. Bill and several students participated in the fieldwork that collected those samples.
Emily Starck’14 and Bill Green recently published an article titled “Shattered Saucers, Broken Bottles, and Family Identity: Historical Archaeology on the Beloit College Campus” in The Wisconsin Archeologist. The article summarizes part of Emily’s honors thesis in anthropology, which focuses on the glass and ceramic artifacts excavated from an 1840s-50s archaeological site under the Blaisdell Guest House parking lot. (See photo of selected ceramics from the site.)
Conference presentations are also letting colleagues and students know about Logan Museum collections and research. This past week, Nicolette Meister presented “The Frances Bristol Collection: A New Resource for Oaxacan Textile Research” at TEXTIM I, an international conference on Mexican textiles held in Oaxaca, Mexico. Closer to home, Bill Green recently presented “Central Plains and Mississippian Agricultural Systems and the Question of Swidden” at a symposium on recent research in Midwestern paleoethnobotany held at the annual Midwest Archaeological Conference in Champaign, Illinois. Earlier this year, Bill presented “Museum Resources for North African Archaeology: The Collections of the Logan Museum of Anthropology” in a symposium on early prehistory in Africa at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Austin, Texas.