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Department of Anthropology currently searching for a Lecturer in Anthropology/Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

August 29, 2022

 Lecturer in Anthropology/Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies for application and further details. 

The Department of Anthropology seeks applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology who will also fulfill the responsibilities of the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies for both the Archaeology and the Social Anthropology Programs. The appointment is expected to begin on 12/2/2022. The position is renewable for...

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The Department of Anthropology seeks a Tenure-Track professor in Archaeology

August 26, 2022

Position Description: The Department of Anthropology at Harvard University invites applications for a Tenure Track professor from candidates with expertise in any of the following fields: the Archaeology of Hunter / Forager / Herding groups, Early Agriculture and Village Society, Paleolithic / Stone Age / Pleistocene Archaeology, OR related topics. We seek a candidate with expertise in the conceptual and theoretical concerns related to these themes. We seekcandidates who have active field or lab projects and have one or more methodological strengths (examples include but...

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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