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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

 

Boone Named Member of the NCHA

Elizabeth Boone (Robertson Chair in Latin American Art) has been named a member of The National Committee for the History of Art (NCHA). NCHA is an affiliate of the College Art Association that represents the United States to the international community of art historians in the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA). Both the NCHA and CIHA aim to foster intellectual exchange amongst scholars, teachers, students and others interested in art history broadly conceived as encompassing art, architecture, and visual culture across geographical boundaries and throughout history.

Elizabeth Boone was elected President-Elect of the American Society for Ethnohistory, and will serve as President in 2010. The American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) was founded in 1954 to promote the interdisciplinary investigation of the histories of the Native Peoples of the Americas. The ethnohistorical method, as it has come to be known, involves developing histories informed by ethnography, linguistics, archaeology, and ecology. Today the ASE, is a thriving organization of over 1,200 scholars and related members.

The Society is the preeminent international organization in the field and sponsors the journal Ethnohistory. In membership and purpose, it represents the interests of communities as well as academics from a variety of disciplines - cultural anthropology, history, american indian studies, archaeology, ecology, linguistics, and other related disciplines. The unifying factor is a commitment to the mission of our association - professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are helping to create a more inclusive picture of the histories of native groups in the Americas.

Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA  70118, (504) 865-5225, liberalarts@tulane.edu