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Harvard Partners with the American University in Cairo's Department of Egyptology

Harvard Partners with the American University in Cairo's Department of Egyptology

November 5, 2018
Harvard University signed an agreement with the American University in Cairo (AUC) to establish long-term relations and increased cooperation, especially between Harvard and AUC's Department of Egyptology. As part of this new partnership, AUC will be hosting a Harvard PhD student in Spring 2019. Professor Peter Der Manuelian "believes the new agreement will enhance Harvard's Egyptology studies and will be an opportunity for Harvard students to study with AUC's distinguished Egyptology Department and gain field experience".

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Davíd Carrasco in new PBS series "Native America"

Davíd Carrasco in new PBS series "Native America"

October 22, 2018

Davíd Carrasco is featured in a new PBS series called Native America, a four-part series exploring the world created by America's First Peoples. Carrasco was included for his work in the religious worldviews of pre-Hispanic cultures of central Mexico and the story of the conquest/encuentro of the 16th century. The first episode will air on October 23. Check out the series trailer here!...

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GAZETTE: Arthur Kleinman receives Harvard Global Institute grant

GAZETTE: Arthur Kleinman receives Harvard Global Institute grant

October 22, 2018
Congratulations to Arthur Kleinman for receiving a Harvard Global Institute grant for his project "Social Technology for Eldercare in China: A Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research-Education Program"! He will lead engineering and social science student researchers in developing a program to improve care for the elderly in China.

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George Paul Meiu receives the 2018 Ruth Benedict Prize

August 10, 2018

Congratulations to George Paul Meiu for winning the 2018 Ruth Benedict Prize in the category of Outstanding Single­-Authored Monograph for his book Ethno-erotic Economies: Sexuality, Money and Belonging in Kenya (University of Chicago Press, 2017)! The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), a section of the American Anthropological Association, awards this prize annually to “a scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective that engages theoretical perspectives relevant to LGBTQ studies.”

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Kaya Williams awarded a Spark Grant!

June 21, 2018
Congratulations to Kaya Williams, a college fellow in the Department of Anthropology, for receiving a Spark Grant for Collaboration, Research, and Engagement! The grant will support a 2018-2019 project where she will engage students enrolled in her seminar course on whiteness in a collaborative production of an ethnographically driven podcast. The goal is to use ethnography as a tool to spark conversation and to illuminate the multifaceted contexts out of which scholarly knowledge is produced through the combination of collaboration, convening, and audio content... Read more about Kaya Williams awarded a Spark Grant!