Lancy on his birthday vacationing in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy.
USU Professor David F. Lancy, 2001's Carnegie Professor of the Year, is spending much of the fall on a lecture tour in Europe at some of the world's most prestigious institutions.
He delivered his first lecture, on the nature of apprenticeship, in early October at the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past Conference at Cambridge University. He will give a keynote address at a conference on the anthropological study of schooling at Brunel University in London in early December.
He has also been invited to consult and speak at Osnabrück University and at L’ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociale in Paris. He will be speaking on his research on children’s work. The specific topic will be “Les Tâches Ménagères, Agricole et Butinage: L'éducation Avant la Scolarisation” (Household chores, Agricultural and Foraging: Education Before Schooling). Dr. Lancy is the 2011 D. Wynn Thorne awardee at USU, a prestigious honor that recognizes faculty for outstanding research throughout their career.