News & Events

  • 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.  It describes...

  • 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...

  • 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-...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jesse Weaver Shipley

    Professor of African and African American Studies

    Jesse Weaver Shipley is an ethnographer, filmmaker, and artist. His work explores the links between aesthetics and politics by focusing on performances and popular cultures in the midst of changing economic regimes and forms of sovereignty. He has conducted field research in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Britain, and the United States...

  • "In general, scientists have not seen it as their responsibility to have a public presence, and are now paying the price," says the associate professor of anthropology in an opinion piece about how the movie "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and other films revealed a mistrust of science by the American public.

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    Posted by Dartmouth News,...

  • "Zaneta M. Thayer ’08 returned to Dartmouth in 2016 after eight years to teach as an assistant professor in Dartmouth’s anthropology department. After graduation, Thayer pursued a Ph.D. in biological anthropology as a presidential fellow at Northwestern University and worked as an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver from 2014-2016. At Dartmouth, Thayer conducts research in biological...