Themester 2018: Animal/Human
Monday, October 1st, 2018, Mentoria Headdy Exhibit Hall
As part of the Indiana University 2018 Themester “Animal/Human,” and in collaboration with partnering scholars, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology is proud to open their new curated exhibit that explores the animal/human connection from historic, archaeological, and Native perspectives. A catalogue of items from the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology will be on display that speak to human/animal symbolism and representation in a variety of mediums. Contemporary Native art and symbolism will also be featured in the exhibit to explore present-day animal/human connections and symbolism in Native practices and religion. The exhibit is intended to plumb the depths of representation and symbolism that speak to human/animal connections in everyday practices, agency, and belief systems, and to stimulate imaginative thought and discussion about animal symbolism and representation in ritual, ethnogenesis, history, religion, and archaeology.
Friday, November 2, 2018
The exhibit opening will feature panel talks by invited archaeology, history, and Native scholars who will present on aspects of their research that informs on the human/animal connection from a variety of perspectives, mediums, and approaches.