Exile and Homecoming: A reading by poet Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Please join the Department of Anthropology for the reading of Exile and Homecoming by Tibetan poet Tsering Wangmo Dhompa.

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Room 041, Kreindler Conference Room, Haldeman Center.

A conversation with filmmaker Kesang Tseten to follow.

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of three collections of poetry: My rice tastes like the lake, In the Absent Everyday, and Rules of the House (all from Apogee Press, Berkeley). My rice tastes like the lake was a finalist for the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Book of the Year Award for 2012. Dhompa's first non-fiction book, Coming Home to Tibet, was published by Shambhala Publications in 2016. She teaches creative writing and is completing a PhD degree in Literature at the University of California in Santa Cruz where most recently she was the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Graduate Fellow on Non-citizenship 2016-17.

Trembling Mountain: a film by Kesang Tseten

Please join the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Film and Media Studies for the screening of Trembling Mountain, by Nepal's renowned film director Kesang Tseten.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

On April 25, 2015, the Himalayan country of Nepal experienced the first of several massive earth-quakes. This 7.8 event left nearly 9,000 people dead and more than 750,000 homes damaged or destroyed. One of the most affected areas was the Langtang Valley, in Rasuwa District. Here, an avalanche struck the community with half the force of an atomic bomb, killing more than 400 people and devastating the centuries-old village of pastoralists and farmers, which is also frequented by foreign trekkers. Kesang Tseten’s intimate film, Trembling Mountain, tells the story of disaster and survival, resilience and rebuilding in Langtang.

Series on Environmental Archaeology Talks

The last of five lectures will take place on Tuesday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m., in Haldeman 041, sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Program in Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society (EEES):

"Microbial Archaeology, from the Microbiome to Milk"

Prof. Christina Warinner ( Max Planck Institute/Univ. of Oklahoma)

Light reception following in the Russo Gallery in Haldeman


Washing Out Trump’s Mouth with Haitian History

A Haitian artist responds to the “shithole” remark.

The day after President Trump referred to Haiti and the continent of Africa as “shithole countries,” Jerry Rosembert Moïse, a prominent Haitian graffiti artist, brought a provocative rejoinder to the insult to life. In a live painting demonstration in Dartmouth College’s Baker Library, he depicted Trump getting a spanking and a history lesson from children of Norwegian, Haitian, and Taino descent: the young teachers enumerated Haiti’s world-historical feats and the price paid for them to the potty-mouthed President.

Click here to read full article at Anthropology News

2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Professor of Anthropology Deborah L. Nichols's publication: The Oxford Handbook of Aztecs, edited by Deborah L. Nichols and Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría, has been selected by CHOICE as a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title.

"This comprehensive treatment, and the substantive nature of the 49 contributions, will stand the test of time, particularly in that it spans seven pivotal themes, including archaeology, historical change, landscapes, economic and social relations, provinces, ritual, belief, religion, and the Aztecs after the Conquest. The impressive range and depth of topics addressed is without parallel in Aztec studies, and clearly speaks to how far this critical area of inquiry has advanced in recent years. ... Summing Up: Essential. All academic levels/libraries." --R. G. Mendoza, CHOICE

Sergei Kan is appointed to russian journal Editorial Board

In January 2018, Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Prof. Sergei Kan became a member of the Editorial Board of Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie, Russia's leading anthropology journal. This is the first appointment of a foreign anthropologist to the board.  Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie [Ethnographic Review] is one of the oldest Russian academic journals dedicated to the study of peoples and cultures of the world. The journal was founded in 1889 (published as Etnografia in 1926-30; and as Sovetskaia Etnografia in 1931-1991) and is a publication of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences.