Anthropology | Ethnohistorical Methods
E600 | 27069 | DeMallie
This course introduces students to ethnohistory, a blending of
anthropology and history. The ethnohistorical method represents the
application of anthropological concepts to documentary records.
Ethnohistory developed in the field of American Indian studies to
provide a mechanism for integrating linguistics, archeology,
social-cultural anthropology, and history. This seminar reviews the
development of ethnohistory throughout the twentieth century with a
focus on practical methodologies for understanding the past. Case
studies allow for in-depth examination of contemporary work in the
field. Students will develop term paper topics based on their own
research interests; these papers, together with class participation,
will form the basis for studentsí grades.