Thursday, August 1, 2013

Vale Dr. Stocking

Dr. George W. Stocking Jr. passed away on July 13, 2013.  Dr. Stocking's work informed an entire generation of scholars in anthropology about their own discipline, though he was not an anthropologist himself.  He published numerous books on the history of the discipline, and profiled many of the early scholars who contributed to the discipline's foundation in the U.S. and in Great Britain. His passing makes me regret we do not yet have a History of Anthropology class at Quinnipiac. If we had such a class, all our AN students would leave QU with a deep appreciation for the work this man did for our discipline. You can be sure of one thing: much of what you read in any of your AN courses has been touched, in some way, by the work of Dr. Stocking.

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry to hear this. A History of Anthropology class sounds fascinating!