Anthropology | SEM: Ethnohistory
E600 | 0421 | 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 students' grades.