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Noted anthropologist returns to Memorial

Dr. George Gmelch has come full circle at Memorial.

In the early 1970s, as a young anthropologist from San Francisco, Calif., he received a two-year fellowship from the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) to study Irish travellers, a traditionally nomadic ethnic group also known as tinkers or Gypsies.

 

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Talking to Strangers

A professor of folklore and the organizer of the third annual folklore graduate field school is a believer of experiential learning – and in folklore that means getting out in the community and asking questions.

 

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