Saturday, October 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m./Around the IU Bloomington Campus
How do archaeologists know how old something is? Educators from the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology were at Science Fest to talk stratigraphy, as well as other methods that help answer this question. The event was free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 7, 5 to 8 p.m./Arts Plaza
IUMAA staff were on hand to demonstrate and teach pumpkin carving with stone tools. The event was free and open to the public.
The World in Your Hand: Exhibiting the Global Stories of Cellular Technology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, October 6, 1 p.m.
Dr. Joshua A. Bell, Curator of Globalization and Acting Director of the National Anthropological Archives,discussed his collaborative research into the social realities of cellphone technology and his forthcoming exhibit, Cellphone: Unseen Connections, which examines the ecological, material, social, and cultural realities of our devices through examination of 1) the elements and minerals needed to build our devices and their various supply chains, 2) cellular infrastructure, 3) cultural diversity enabled by this technology, 4) issues around sustainability of cellular technology and 5) what the social implications of this technology is and might be.This talk was part of the series Resilience and Memory in Archives, Libraries, and Museums, presented by the Institute for Advanced Study. The online event was free and open to the public, and sponsored by Themester 2021: Resilience, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and co-sponsored by IUMAA.
Coffee and Curators: The Archaeology of Childhood at Wylie House
Thusday, September 30, 3 p.m.
Liz Watts Malouchos, of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, presented the second of our "Coffee and Curators" series, discussing the material traces and archival legacy of the children of Wylie House. Wylie House was the home of Andrew Wylie, Indiana University's (IU) first president, his wife Margaret, and 10 of their 12 children, who moved into Wylie House upon its completion in 1835. Later, Theophilus Wylie, Andrew's younger cousin and IU professor, his wife Rebecca, six of eight their children, and five of ten their grandchildren resided at Wylie House. The online event was free and open to the public.
Lotus in the Park
Saturday, September 25, Noon to 5 p.m./Switchyard Park, Bloomington
IUMAA staff members participated in Lotus in the Park, a free multicultural arts and education event for kids, families, and community members. Visitors were able to explore the Middle Eastern tradition of khamsa, a hand-shaped design used for more than 2000 years to bring protection and good fortune.
Picking Up the Threads of Our Knowledge: Revitalization of Myaamia “Miami Indian” Language and Culture
Thursday, September 23, 4:30 p.m.
In the 1990s, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma initiated a national effort to revitalize Myaamiaataweenki and created programs to help breathe new life into the language. The story of reclamation and revitalization of Myaamiaataweenki dwas presented in an online talk by George Ironstrack, citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Assistant Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This free online event was sponsored by Themester 2021: Resilience, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.
Coffee and Curators: Digital Archaeology--Global Information System (GIS) for Spatial Analysis and Site Preservation
September 9, 2021
Our "Coffee and Curator" series kicked off with Christina Friberg, the IUMAA st-Doctoral Research Fellow and archaeologist who is co-curating our upcoming exhibition on Angel Mounds, presented an online discussion on how archaeologists use GIS to map sites and study the spatial relationships between artifacts and features found during excavation.
September 2, 2021
Duing the first First Thursday of the fall semester IUMAA celebrated the re-opening of the Lilly Library with paper marbling and bookmaking activities.
June 30, 2021
Former IU President Michael McRobbie hosted a virtual dedication of the IUMAA and the new Collections, Teaching, Research, and Exhibition Center.
Cultural Clues Written in Stone: Stone Tool Manufacture and Research
April 8, 2021
Edward Herrmann, Executive Director of IUMAA,l presented a virtual demonstration that focused on the cultural information archaeologists and anthropologists can obtain from stone tool research.
D&D and Archaeology
February 23, 2021
Kelsey Grimm, IUMAA Librarian, discussed how archaeology and anthropology are found in D&D, and how to incorporate them into RPG adventures.
Consult, Collaborate, and Listen: Decolonizing Archival Research
September 22, 2020.
Kelsey Grimm and Kristiana Kulpa presented an online sessions at “Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond,” American Philosophical Society Fall 2020 Conference.
AngelArchaeo80: Storytelling with Archives
May 29, 2020
Kelsey Grimm presented an online session durng the Public Archaeology Twitter Conference (#PATC5).
Architectural Alignments and Lunar Landscapes: Tracing the Construction of Angel Communities in Southwestern Indiana
February 9, 2020
Elizabeth Watts Malouchos presented an invited lecture for the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Winter Lecture Series.