Jon Crispin's Notebook

The Columbia Center for Archaeology

Posted in Willard Suitcases by joncrispin on 26/09/2014

I took the train into New York City (125th Street Station) yesterday to speak to faculty and students at The Columbia Center for Archaeology.  One of the (newly tenured!) faculty, Zoe Crossland, had been an early supporter of the suitcases, and through her I was introduced to Brian Boyd, who directs the center.  I spoke there two years ago and really enjoyed interacting with the whole group.  When I present to organizations like this, I get so much positive feedback that it really fuels me to keep going.  Yesterday, it was mostly grad students and faculty and I was thrilled to interact with folks who are so involved in their own projects. As the shooting begins to wind down, I hope to be able to spend a lot of time at colleges and universities talking about the collection.  So thanks to Zoe and Brian.  It was a great experience.

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  1. Maya Stackhouse said, on 26/09/2014 at 7:36 pm

    I am an undergraduate anthropology student at Columbia, and I would have given anything to hear your presentation! I had a class I couldn’t miss, but your work is fantastic. The stigmatization of mental health (or an institutionally-perceived lack there of) is what I’ve come to be most interested in in recent years. Thank you for your very important work.

    • joncrispin said, on 27/09/2014 at 11:50 am

      Maya, thank you so much for your comment. I am quite sure I will be back at Columbia sometime in the future. Please feel free to stay in touch. Best, Jon

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