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Fireside Chat: Dr. Bonnie Clark (Mountain Village)
August 21, 2014 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM MDTFree
Join Dr. Bonnie Clark, Associate Professor of anthropology at the University of Denver, and discover how archaeologists and historians unravel this history of Colorado’s notorious Japanese Internment camps constructed during the Second World War. Bonnie Clark rediscovers this dark period by preserving the tangible history of the Amache internment camp, giving insight into the lives of the men and women who were imprisoned there.
A FREE program in conjunction with the Telluride Historical Museum’s exhibit: Voices of Wartime: Telluride During WWII, on display through March 2015.
More about Dr. Bonnie Clark
Bonnie Clark is an Associate Professor in the University of Denver’s Anthropology Department. A professional archaeologist since 1990, Dr. Clark’s work has focused on using the tangible past– artifacts, architecture, settlement patterns–to tell a more inclusive history of western North America. Dr. Clark’s research interests include the relationships between material culture, ethnicity, and gender; cultural landscapes; and the politics of heritage management. She teaches a range of classes for the anthropology department including Historical Archaeology, Cultural Narratives, and Anthropologies of Place. Dr. Clark serves as the Curator for Archaeology of the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. In the Fall of 2011, Dr. Clark was awarded the University of Denver’s Teacher/Scholar of the Year.