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Department of Anthropology seeks College Fellow in Social Anthropology

June 13, 2022

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a College Fellow in Social Anthropology. For detailed requirements, position information, please see online application. The appointment is expected to begin on 08/01/2022. The College Fellow will have teaching responsibilities, with 25 percent of the appointment reserved for the Fellow’s own research. Duties will include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate courses,...

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Smoking and the Senses among 17th Century Harvard Students

April 27, 2022
A Dutch visitor to the College wrote in 1680 that “We found there eight or ten young fellows, sitting around, smoking tobacco, with the smoke of which the room was so full, that you could hardly see.” A new article by Peabody Museum Senior Curator and Anthropology Lecturer Diana Loren explores the material remains of this forbidden practice - broken pipes and pipe stems from the excavations in Harvard Yard - and what they can tell us about sensory experience in the College's early days. ... Read more about Smoking and the Senses among 17th Century Harvard Students