News & Events

  • Four Valedictorians and six Salutatorians were named by the College this year.  They’re at the top of the class, Valedictorians earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average and Salutatorians ear no less than a 3.99 grade point average. Two of this highly accomplished group of students added anthropology to their studies.  The information in this post is from the article: "Four Valedictorians and Six Salutatorians Are Named"  published in June 08, 2018  by Charlotte Albright from Dartmouth News....

  • ANTH 32 Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalayas with Prof. Kenneth M. Bauer.

    This course introduces students to the peoples and cultures of Tibet and the greater Himalayan region (Nepal, northern India, Bhutan). The cultural, ecological, political, religious, and economic...

  • Rick W. A. Smith is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Neukom Institute for Computational Science and the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. He is also affiliated with the Indigenous STS Lab.

    Rick Smith research merges social and biological anthropology to understand the interplay between power and materiality. He is interested in the ways that social, political, historical, and molecular forces act together in the formation of both human and non-human biology...

  • ANTH 65, “Conservation & Development” class held a Stakeholder Panel, on Friday, May 25, 2018, where 17 community members joined the class for a participatory mapping exercise and community discussion.

  • "Class Explores the Connecticut River Valley and Its People". May 30, 2018  by Bill Platt.

    The students in Kenneth Bauer’s “Conservation and Development” anthropology class set out in three 10-person voyageur canoes from the Ledyard Canoe Club recently for an exploration of the culture and people of the Connecticut River watershed.

    During their Saturday on the river, the students observed...

  • Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Nate Dominy, was in today's -May 25, 2018-  NHPR radio show Something Wild by Andrew Parrella, Dave Anderson, and Chris Martin.

    Smell that Olfactory

    "The sense of smell among other sensory systems are relatively unchanged throughout mammalian history. As Nate Dominy, professor of anthropology and biological sciences at Dartmouth, says, “a lot of the traits we see in mammals are retention of those basic...

  • 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...