Anthropology Expo is a one-day event that showcases the exciting work of anthropologists from our Sacramento region and beyond. Students will have the opportunity to interact with practicing anthropologists from a variety of colleges, nonprofits, and businesses as well as networking with anthropology students from our local universities. This event is free and open to the public.
Schedule of events for October 27, 2017
Anthropology Student Presentations and Exhibits by Practicing Anthropologists
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Participating Groups: (Coming soon!)
Keynote Speaker - Dr. K. David Harrison will speak on endangered languages
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The world's 7,000+ languages are in drastic decline, and most are predicted to vanish before they will be recorded or documented. This talk demonstrates how language extinction leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. Concerted efforts to sustain, value and revitalize our linguistic diversity are now underway in indigenous communities worldwide, and may help to reverse the process. Audio and video recordings from endangered language communities around the world will help to illustrate this trend.
K. David Harrison is Associate Provost and Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore College, and is Director of Research at the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. He has worked on documentation and revitalization of endangered languages in India, Russia, Micronesia, and elsewhere.