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3-2-1 Launch! Material Culture and Heritage Studies Laboratory

Jason Baird Jackson , September 30th, 2020


The pandemic slows all work beyond bare necessity, but good things can happen amid the difficulties of the present. Over the summer, with a small but mighty crew…


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It is Time to Check Out The Michiana Potters: Art, Community, and Collaboration in the Midwest

Jason Baird Jackson , August 22nd, 2020


Hi everyone. Some of you already know that The Michiana Potters: Art, Community, and Collaboration in the Midwest by Meredith A. E. McGriff came out recently from Indiana…


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Daniel C. Swan, Museum Leader

Jason Baird Jackson , July 1st, 2020


Below find the ninth in a series of posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University of…


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Thank You, Dan, For All The Keys

Jason Baird Jackson , June 26th, 2020


Below find the eighth in a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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Pílla toksali ishaaissacha’chika hánglolihmat chokma amahoobatok…

Jason Baird Jackson , June 24th, 2020


The normal headnote follows here instead as a footnote.* Dan – Pílla toksali ishaaissacha’chika hánglolihmat chokma amahoobatok. Chokmat ishtoksaháli bíyyi’kattooka ithánali. Chimittibaatoksali’, chih…


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Attention Drivers: Extremely Rough Road Ahead

Jason Baird Jackson , June 22nd, 2020


Below find the sixth in a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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Thanks, Dad.

Jason Baird Jackson , June 21st, 2020


Below find the fifth in a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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My Apprenticeship with Dan

Jason Baird Jackson , June 19th, 2020


Below find the fourth of a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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You Got Kitty Bombed!

Jason Baird Jackson , June 16th, 2020


Below find the third of a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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Lessons of Accountability

Jason Baird Jackson , June 11th, 2020


Below find the second of a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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Cracking the Vault: A Celebration of Daniel Swan

Jason Baird Jackson , June 10th, 2020


Below find the first of a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…


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The Free-to-Readers Version of Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community: A Giving Heritage

Jason Baird Jackson , February 12th, 2020


Many readers of this blog already know about the fifth title in Indiana University Press‘ Material Vernaculars book series–Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community: A Giving Heritage by…


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Help! Really. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures Needs You!

Jason Baird Jackson , April 9th, 2019


An Indiana University event known as #IUDay is nearly here. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019, #IUDay is a celebration of Indiana University. It is a day of…


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The University of Tartu, Appreciated

Jason Baird Jackson , October 17th, 2018


I recently spent an extended time in Tartu, Estonia. I had the wonderful opportunity to be a Fulbright Specialist visiting the Departments of: (1) Estonian and Comparative Folklore,…


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Looking Ahead: University Anthropology Museums Matter

Jason Baird Jackson , July 15th, 2017


With notices going out from the Program Committee this week, the American Anthropological Association’s annual meeting (November 29-December 3, 2017) is coming into focus. Notes that I am…


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An Interview with Jessica Richardson Smith, Museum Anthropologist and Research Services Librarian at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Jason Baird Jackson , November 14th, 2016


Jessica Richardson Smith is the Research Services Librarian at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. She pursued three majors—Anthropology, Latin and Greek, and Geology for her Indiana University…


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The Free-to-Readers Edition of Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds

Jason Baird Jackson , October 1st, 2016


As I discussed in a previous post, works in the Material Vernaculars series are being made available in a free-to-readers PDF edition via IUScholarWorks. The eponymous edited collection Material…


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Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds (is out now)

Jason Baird Jackson , September 30th, 2016


I am happy to share this note to report that the edited collection Material Vernaculars: Objects, Images, and Their Social Worlds has now been published. I am the…


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Get Oriented to Themester 2016: Beauty

Jason Baird Jackson , August 31st, 2016


Reviewing the Mathers Museum of World Cultures events and exhibitions pages is probably the only way to get a full sense of all that we are doing for…


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Plethora of Patrons and Programs Prompts Parking Progress

Jason Baird Jackson , August 27th, 2016


(Sorry about that headline. I could not control myself.) This fall there will be an extraordinary number of programs at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. We hope…


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An Interview with Dr. Lori Hall-Araujo, Curator and Assistant Professor at Stephens College

Jason Baird Jackson , July 5th, 2016


In fall 2016, Lori Hall-Araujo will begin a position as Assistant Professor and Curator in the School of Design and the Costume Museum at Stephens College in Columbia,…


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Open Access Book: Indiana Folk Arts

Jason Baird Jackson , June 28th, 2016


This year is a big year for the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in a number of respects. Two of these weave together. Its the state bicentennial for…


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Reflections and Reports on Open Access Published in the New Issue of Cultural Anthropology (@culanth)

Jason Baird Jackson , May 24th, 2014


The new, May 2014 issue of Cultural Anthropology is out now. It is the second issue of the journal to be made freely available online, which means anyone…


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Check Out the New Anthropod Podcast on Open Access

Jason Baird Jackson , February 20th, 2014


I really enjoyed listening to the new Anthropod podcast on open access in anthropology. Focusing on the move of Cultural Anthropology to an open access model, hosts Bascom…


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