During the spring semester of 2021, students in Dr. Alli Harnish’s Anthropology class (ANTH 325) at Albion College partnered with the Battle Creek Regional History Museum as part of a grant-funded community engaged learning project.
Students spent several weeks learning and practicing key ethnographic and interpretive techniques used in the fields of anthropology and museum studies. They combined these methods with readings and discussions about epistemic (in)justice and participatory design to imagine and then carry out community-engaged anthropological work. Each student interviewed one person associated with the Museum, including visitors, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Highlights from the interviews were then layered with drone video and archival images to produce this short promotional video.
Many thanks to:Dr. Jessica Kane—Associate Director read more... read less