August 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album and video

The late 19th century was a Golden Age for San José engravers. In the August 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album retired Anthropology Professor Tom Layton takes readers on a guided tour through half a century of exuberant letterheads from local printers.

The August 2018 Sourisseau Academy news video pays tribute to a century of working women, whose labor was essential to the growth of commerce in the Santa Clara Valley.

July 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album and video

Despite the pervasive myth of the “stay at home” wife and mother, working women have been a mainstay of the Santa Clara Valley workforce for well over a century. In the July 2018 Sourisseau Academy photo album retired Anthropology Professor Tom Layton celebrates this unsung labor force of cannery workers, telephone operators and clerks — not to mention the entrepreneurial founders of the Women’s Fruit Preserving Association, whose 1890s Honeysuckle Brand labels graced fruit cans from coast to coast.

In the July 2018 Sourisseau Academy news video Professor Layton tours the ceremonial gates, arches, and banners of the Santa Clara Valley orchards of yesteryear.

Elizabeth Sweet Discusses Gendered Children’s Toys

Sociology Assistant Professor Elizabeth Sweet was interviewed for a story in The Atlantic magazine, “Today’s Masculinity Is Stifling.” Professor Sweet studies the role of gender in children’s toys, and notes that American gender categories in consumer culture are more rigid now than at any time in history. Also see her 2015 TEDx Talk for more information.

Marco Meniketti to Take Part in UCSC Symposium on Emerging Ecologies: Archaeologies of Slavery, Landscape and Environmental Change

Anthropology professor Marco Meniketti will be speaking at a symposium on May 4 at UC Santa Cruz’s Archaeological Research Center. The annual conference theme is “Emerging Ecologies: Archaeologies of Slavery, Landscape and Environmental Change.” Way to go, Dr. Meniketti!

Jennifer Anderson Speaks on the Function of Japanese Tea Bowls

Anthropology professor Jennifer Anderson will be giving a lecture on Monday, April 23 at 6:00 pm entitled “The Function of Japanese Tea Bowls.” Professor Anderson is an expert on the topic and has been recognized globally for her work on the topic. Come join us at this event! Location: Industrial Studies building, Room 165.