Graduate Student Josh Bickford awarded Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology Award
Join us in congratulating M.A. student Josh Bickford on his Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology Award (SIMA). The Summer Institute takes place over 4 weeks, from June 26th to July 21st at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The program is intended for graduate students who wish to incorporate museum collections into ethnographic research. The program includes housing, and a stipend for food and daily expenses. Josh's research will focus on museum holdings from Melanesia, including stone tools and canoes to examine relationships between the tools used and changes in canoe structure that may affect form, function, or efficiency.