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  • Miriam Jerotich Kilimo ’14 of Nairobi, Kenya, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for 2015—the 76th Rhodes Scholar in Dartmouth’s history.

    The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and...

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  • Christina Danosi '13, a modified Anthropology-Biological Sciences major, has published the results of her reading and research courses, Anthropology 85 and 87. Christina spent two quarters in 2012-2013 working with Amanda Melin - who was then...

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  • Nathaniel Dominy, associate professor of anthropology and biological sciences at Dartmouth, is working to unravel 6,000 years of complex ecological interactions in the Nile Valley. His key for shedding light on this ecology? Ancient Egyptian artwork.

    Using detailed depictions of fauna from ancient Egyptian tomb paintings and carved reliefs, Dominy and his colleagues have pieced together a chronological catalogue...

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  • A recent Dartmouth Now article takes us behind the scenes to meet the Dartmouth Anthropology professor who has spent four winters leading the Anthropology Department's Foreign Studies Program in New Zealand. Throughout the course of these four winters, Associate Professor of Anthropology John Watanabe has worked to "shepherd Dartmouth undergraduates through the cultural landscape of New Zealand."

    Of his experience, Watanabe explains: "One of the...

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  • A recent story from Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine documents the experience of Sienna Craig, an associate professor of anthropology, and Tim Lahey, an associate professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine, as they worked together to co-teach a course for undergraduates titled "HIV Through a Bio Social Lens: 30 Years of a Modern Plague." Team-teaching this course allowed the professors to create "an environment that challenged students to reevaluate their assumptions about...

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  • Andres G. Mejia-Ramon ('16) was recently awarded a fellowship by the Stamps Foundation to support his project Local Hydrology in Teotihuacan: A Study of Ancient Canals and Water Basins.  Under the guidance of Professor Deborah L. Nichols, William J. Bryant Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College and in collaboration with Professors David Carballo (Boston University) and Luis Barba Pingarron (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) Andres will research hydraulic features at...

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  • For the 2014/2015 Academic Year, the Department of Anthropology welcomes:

    Laura Ogden whose research interests include environmental change, conservation,political ecology, environmental anthropology, post-humanist philosophy.  Dr. Ogden obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

    Ann Armbrecht whose research interests include bringing sustainability, accountabilityto the Botanical Industry, land conservation, socio-economic conditions.  Dr. Armbrecht obtained her Ph.D....

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  • David Freidel
    Professor of Archaeology
    Washington University, St. Louis

    May 9, 2014
    4:00-5:30 PM
    317 Silsby Hall

    Classic Maya archeology in the southern Maya lowlands is converging with an increasingly rich coeval textual record to reveal details of the regional dynamics that engaged the major kingdoms of that world. The saga of the Kaan kings and queens is the focus of presentation. Kaan King Yuhknoom Ch'een the Great (r. 636-686) forged a hegemonic empire...

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  • Professor Rogaia Abusharaf
    Associate Professor of Anthropology
    School of Foreign Service, Qatar
    Georgetown University

    May 2, 2014
    4:00-5:30 PM
    317 Silsby Hall

    All eyes are  on the Sudan following the arrest warrant for Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1593, concerning genocide and war crimes in Darfur. The UN Security Council referred the case to the former Luis Moreno-Ocampo, prosecutor of...

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  • James W. Fernandez
    Department of Anthropology
    University of Chicago

    April 24, 2014
    317 Silsby Hall
    4:00 - 5:30 PM

    James W. Fernandez (PhD, Northwestern 1962), a prominent American anthropologist, is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College at the University of Chicago.  Prior to his tenure at the University of Chicago, he had been a Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University, and from 1965 to 1972 had taught...

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