News & Events

  • Prof. DeSilva and Prof. Dominy will be teaching ANTH 42 "Medical Gross Anatomy: Scars of Human Evolution" during summer term ’18
    Human anatomy is important for medical professionals, artists, and anthropologists. This dissection-based course will explore the human body and its many imperfections. The deficiencies...

  • The Department of Anthropology and the Program in Linguistics offer a joint foreign study program (FSP) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the only off campus program in the South Pacific, and is held during winter term in Hanover, which is of course summer in New Zealand. Themed around an exploration of "Colonialism and its Legacies," the program offers students intensive introductions to anthropology of the region, and to Maori studies, the Maori being the indigenous people...

  • Study by Nathaniel J. Dominy, Charles Hansen Professor of Anthropology, Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences, and Professor, Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems and Society (EEES) Graduate Program, has been featured in major publications.

    Speaking of Science: "New Guineans carved human bones into ‘formidable, fierce-looking and beautiful’ daggers", by Ben Guarino April 24 from the Washington Post.


  • 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...

  • João Biehl, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and Woodrow Wilson School Faculty Associate at Princeton University presents "TRACES-OF-WHAT-ONE-DOES-NOT-KNOW" On the Retellings of a German-Brazilian Fratricide—The 19th Century Mucker [False Saints] War. 

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018
    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Carson L01

    "For over two decades, I have been returning to the place of my beginnings in southern Brazil, looking for traces of the so-...

  • Liza McAlister, Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University, presents: “The Militarization of Prayer and Evangelical Spiritual Warfare in Haiti
    At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Kemeny 006.

    A network of global evangelicals understands the world to be a spiritual battleground in which they are the chosen warriors in Christ’s army. This talk draws on recent ethnographic fieldwork to look at how American prayer warriors train for the spiritual battlefield...

  • 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....

  • Chad Hill (Anthropology, Postdoctoral Scholar), Julie Hruby (Assoc. Prof., Classics), Jesse Casana (Associate Professor of Anthropology), Deborah Nichols (Professor of Anthropology), and Elise Laugier (EEES Graduate Student) were at this year Society for American Archaeology 83rd Annual Meeting in Washington, DC,  from April 11—15, 2018.

    Click here for the Meeting full program information

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  • Article published in Dartmouth News on April 10, 2018  by Hannah Silverstein:

    Michelle Warren, a professor of comparative literature, Sienna Craig, an associate professor of anthropology, and choreographer John Heginbotham, a lecturer in theater and director...

  • On April 5, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble visited “Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya” (ANTH 32). The musicians improvised on a boat song of Bengali extraction and discussed how musical cultures blend and inform each other. Like the commodities that were traded on the Silk Road, Yo-Yo Ma explained how musical ideas also spread, with the example of a Bedouin dance tune that migrated from Morocco to Europe in the 15th century, eventually becoming a wildly popular dance – the...