Dr. Mindy Morgan Speaks at Miami University

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to share that Dr. Mindy Morgan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Graduate Studies, was invited to give a lecture at Miami University in the Lectures in Contemporary Anthropology & Indigenous Speaker Series.

Entitled “Untangling the Web: Indigenous Linguistic Knowledge and Cultural Knowledge & Americanist Anthropology,” the lecture explored the opportunities and challenges of repatriating intangible cultural property for American Indian communities in the United States.  In particular, the talk considered how Indigenous communities are using resources—especially language materials, gathered during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—for linguistic and cultural revitalization and maintenance programs, detailing the steps that are necessary to make these materials relevant for contemporary use.