Omaha in the Anthropocene in the News

The Creightonian recently featured an article on the Omaha in the Anthropocene project. You can access the article here.

“Speaking about the benefits of the class, Sundberg said, “For students, for myself, and also for the public, it’s a reminder that everyday objects, mundane objects … tell a globally significant, environmental story.”

The Durham Museum has received national recognition from the American Alliance of Museums for the exhibit done by Creighton students. The exhibit was also cited in a scholarly journal and according to Emma Sundberg, Curator of Collection at The Durham Museum, has received very positive feedback from the public.

Sundberg emphasized the uniqueness of the class’s research and said that though many organizations have presented exhibits on the topic of the Anthropocene, “none of them draw on undergraduate research, much less multidisciplinary undergraduate student research.”

“This link between Omaha and global history, this is also unique. None of these other exhibits, none that I’d ever heard of, attempt to tell the Anthropocene story from a local historical perspective.”

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