News & Events

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • "In 2017, faculty in the Arts and Humanities division published books on everything from Bob Dylan’s early song lyrics to the history of sexual science to how migrants are changing Italian culture." Dartmouth News Article on March 12, 2018 by Hannah Silverstein. Click here to read the full article on Dartmouth News

    These are the publications from faculty of the Department of...

  • There are two new courses scheduled for Spring Term 2018 that are cross-listed with the Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures.  The courses will be taught by Yakein Abdelmagid, PhD  Cultural Anthropology, Duke University.


    This course offers an...

  • 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


    Anthropology is the study of humans, but until...

  • "Little by little, people are recognizing the importance of native languages," says the Neukom Postdoctoral Fellow in linguistics and anthropology.

    Read the full New Hampshire Union Leader Article


  • The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present Prof. Deborah A. Thomas on Thursday, February 22 at 4:30pm, Kemeny 006.

    "Political Life in the Wake of the Plantation: Affect, Witnessing, Repair"

    Deborah A. Thomas
    R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor of Anthropology
    University of Pennsylvania

    What does it mean to be human – politically – in the wake of the plantation?  How have people confronted the unpredictable afterlives of colonialism and...

  • 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...

  • 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...