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Smithsonian consultant to present workshop

March 26, 2018 GMT

HUNTINGTON — Marshall University alumna Emily Cain, who is now a cultural heritage consultant at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will return to Marshall on Thursday, March 29, to present a workshop and a public lecture.

Cain, who graduated from the College of Liberal Arts in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, will offer a workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 29 in Room B14 in the basement of Old Main, where the university keeps its Archaeological and Ethnological Laboratory.

Titled “Engaging with Collections: An Introduction to Research Methodology,” the workshop will provide a general introduction to engaging with ethnological collections as primary resources in anthropological research, according to a news release. Ethnology is the branch of anthropology that compares the characteristics of different peoples and analyzes their relationships.

From 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 402 of Drinko Library, Cain will give a lecture titled “Collections and Communities: