Monday, May 24, 2010

Lakeshore Foundation Presentations

On Monday, May 24th, ANTHRO-TEACH students gave presentations to visually-impaired teenagers and adults at Birmingham's Lakeshore Foundation.

Marissa Bakhshian presented on ancient and modern-day Persia (Iran), focusing on the roles of sports and music in the society.

She also brought musical instruments and spices as tactile and olfactory aids.

Lindsay Whiteaker presented on Fijian culture and foodways. She gave each person a traditional role in Fijian society, and then placed everyone at the table according to their rank.

The "chief" of the day was wrapped in masi (barkcloth) to signify his wealth and status.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Introductory Cultural Anthropology Book

ANTHRO-TEACH Project Directors, Dr. Loretta Cormier and Dr. Sharyn Jones, have published a new introductory text for cultural anthropology!

This book incorporates interactive videos, imagery, and hyperlinks to web-based materials. It was developed for use in the authors' Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Anth 101) classes at UAB, and it will be available to students online.

Proceeds from royalties will be donated to an ANTHRO-TEACH scholarship fund to support anthropology undergraduates.