The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is pleased to welcome four Faculty Fellows who will be using the Museum's collections to support the development of courses and course components for 2018-2019.
This year’s recipients are: Brian Lander (Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society), Bathsheba Demuth (Assistant Professor of History and Environment & Society), Holly Shaffer (Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture), and Rebecca Nedostup (Assistant Professor of History).
The Haffenreffer Faculty Fellows Program provides recipients with $500 and support from Museum staff to learn about the Museum’s resources for faculty and students, integrate object-based teaching and learning into existing courses through assignments, design new courses with Museum-related themes or components, and coordinate class visits the CultureLab or Collections Research Center.
The Museum’s collections include objects from every area of the world, with particular strengths in historic and prehistoric North, Middle, and South America, Africa, and South Asia. The Haffenreffer’s exhibition spaces and its CultureLab, both in Manning Hall, are convenient for teaching purposes that might include class visits, student research projects, work on exhibitions, or other assignments.The resource is used regularly by faculty and students from Anthropology, History, the Joukowsky Institute, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies. We encourage faculty from all disciplines to consider adding a material culture component to their teaching.
We are happy to welcome these new Faculty Fellows to the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology community and look forward to collaborating with them throughout the year.