Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Joseph L. Jones
This thesis will examine the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to anthropology, archaeology and history in both academic and museum settings. Using the “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon” exhibit as a case study, the necessity of teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective at an undergraduate level, if not before is stressed. Specific attention is given to the subfield of archaeology, the role of oral histories and descendant communities in creating museum exhibitions and the ways in which the museum presents a historical narrative about a complex and emotionally charged topic to visitors who arrive with diverse experiences and expectations.
Rosenberg, Alexnadra A., "A Case Study in the Interdisciplinary: The Role of Anthropology, Archaeology and History in Academia and Museums" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 994.
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