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....

  • 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...

  • 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 ...