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Joan A. Kleinman Travel & Language Grant: Bessie Zhang (2016)

January 26, 2023

The Joan Andrea Kleinman Travel and Language Grant is made in memory of Joan A. Kleinman, a scholar of Chinese language and literature and co-researcher with Dr. Arthur Kleinman of projects in medical anthropology. Joan Andrea Kleinman was committed to language as the basis for cultural and international studies and developed Chinese fluency only after her initial graduate studies in French. The goal of this grant is to promote language acquisition for use in the service...

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Harvard Archaeology Student Nour Khachemoune Named for Most Interesting Thesis

January 13, 2023

Named for "most interesting thesis," current Archaeology student Nour Khachemoune ('23) is using chemical analyses to study rabbit and turkey bones from a Mayan site in Honduras to understand how humans changed the diet of animals in the Classic Mayan Period.

Selected portions of The Harvard Crimson's full story are below.

 

Nour L. Khachemoune ’23 says her friends fondly call her NBC — the Nour Broadcasting Company — because she seems to “know everything that’s going on.” This curiosity is also the driving force behind her ambitious,...

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Harvard Archaeology Student Michael Frim Named Class of 2024 Mitchell Scholar

January 9, 2023

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology wishes to extend its congratulations to current student Michael Frim (Senior, Joint Archaeology and Physics) who was named a Class of 2024 Mitchell Scholar.

As one of the country’s most prestigious scholarship programs, the Mitchell Scholarship sends future American leaders to the island of Ireland for a year of graduate study. This year, 306 individuals applied for the 12 scholarships. Next year, Michael will begin his Master’s in early and medieval Celtic languages at University College Cork in Ireland.

“I just want to...

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Paul Farmer: Cultivating Care

December 13, 2022

Given the scope of his life’s work, there is already an abundance of writing and media covering Paul Farmer and his life’s work available to the public. As such, this article hopes to provide a look into his impacts on the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University.

 

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The Anthropology of Being Haunted by Byron Good

The Anthropology of Being Haunted by Byron Good

November 28, 2022

The Department of Anthropology would like to recognize Professor Dr. Byron Good's publication in this year's Annual Review of Anthropology (Vol. 51: 437-453). Entitled The Anthropology of Being Haunted: On the Emergence of an Anthropological Hauntology, this review explores the theme of hauntology and spectralities within wirtings on cultural studies and whether a similar form of hauntology has emerged in Anthropology.

 

 

Abstract

Since the appearance of...

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