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Graduate Student Liaison, Eisenberg Institute for Historical StudiesPh.D. Student, History
Adam Fulton Johnson is interested in the history of the social and human sciences. Focusing on the history of anthropology, Adam is interested in nineteenth-century ethnology’s pursuit of racial, cultural, and historical knowledge about American Indian groups in the United States. He is interested in anthropological and archaeological fieldwork as a documentary event, and how different participants in the ethnographic encounter conceptualized what could and could not be known.
During the academic year 2014-2015, Adam’s research will be on nineteenth-century anthropological fieldworkers and the knowledge infrastructures that were used to train practitioners, circulate information, and link together individuals in a constellation that represented the early stages of the professionalization of anthropological science. His archival sources are located in libraries and institutions in Rochester, Washington, Ann Arbor, and Santa Fe.
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