Carrying on: Eighty years of Scientific Progress and Innovation using the Hamann-Todd Collection. Day/Time: Wed, March 27, 2PM-5PM, Description: This workshop symposium is being put on by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and will introduce the Hamann-Todd collection and some of the latest investigative and research techniques and devices to a wide array of scientists who will attend the meetings.: If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please send a short statement of your proposed presentation to Lyman Jellema ([email protected]) before January 31, 2018. Due to space limitations, only 50 proposals will be accepted for presentation on a first come first serve basis.
Description: Dr. T. Wingate Todd died in 1938 leaving behind a large, documented collection of human skeletons and two watchwords, “Carry on”. A variety of researchers have been ‘carrying on’ using the Hamann-Todd collection for over 30 years since it became readily available for research at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Starting with a relatively small number of Allopathic medical students, and Physical Anthropologists, usage of the collection has expanded to Paleoanthropologists, Forensic Anthropologists, Orthopaedic specialists, Midwives, Chiropractors, Osteopathic Physicians, Paleopathologists, Public health investigators, Dentists, Primatologists, Bioarchaeologists, Nursing students, Military design specialists, Medical Illustrators, and Vertebrate Paleontologists. Along the way there have been unexpected sparks of innovation in investigative methods and techniques, Yet, despite its use by many researchers from around the world, the Hamann-Todd Collection is not as widely recognized as similar collections at other museums, and the new research methods it has inspired are often hidden in lower-tiered journals.
Since the 88th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) in going to take place in Cleveland, organizing a workshop to coincide with the AAPA/PPA meetings would be ideal to introduce the Hamann-Todd collection and some of the latest investigative and research techniques and devices to a wide array of scientists who will attend the meetings. It is also a good opportunity to show researchers around the globe the power of this great osteological collection as a research resource. At this workshop, participants would be encouraged to present posters on research that they have conducted using the Hamann-Todd collection and/or bring their data collection devices and give hands on demonstrations of how they go about collecting and processing data. The desired outcome of this workshop is not only introducing the Hamann-Todd osteological collection to a wider audience, but also to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences so that students, investigators, and visitors involved are inspired to move beyond their traditional methods of investigation.
If you are interested to participate in this workshop, please send a short statement of your proposed presentation to Lyman Jellema ([email protected]) before January 31, 2018. Due to space limitations, only 50 proposals will be accepted for presentation on a first come first serve basis.
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