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Hill in D.C.

Inuit Studies conference at the Smithsonian Institution

Associate Professor of Anthropology Erica Hill traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the Inuit Studies conference at the Smithsonian Institution. Erica presented a paper called “Towards an Arctic Prehistory of Place”.  She spent two days doing research in the Smithsonian anthropology collections looking at 19th century Yup’ik and Inupiaq ivories, painted wooden bowls and ladles. She also attended an Inuit art exhibition at the Canadian Embassy and visited the “Circle of Animals” art installation by Ai Weiwei at the Hirschhorn Museum.


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