William Fash and Barbara Fash were featured in the new PBS documentary series entitled Civilizations to discuss their work on the Maya city of Copan, Honduras. To watch the documentary, please visit the Civilizations website where the episide is streaming until May 16th.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our colleague, Professor Mary Steedly, on January 4th, 2018. Prof. Steedly was a major figure in the ethnography and social anthropology of Indonesia. Her research focused on the Karo Bataks, of North Sumatra. Her books include Hanging without a Rope: Narrative Experience in Colonial and Postcolonial Karoland (Princeton University Press, 1993) and Rifle Reports: Gender, Nationalism and Peasant Resistance in the Karo Area, 1945-1950 (University of California Press, 2013).... Read more about In Memory of Professor Mary Steedly
The Department of Anthropology is delighted to share that Ieva Jusionyte recently received the Dean’s Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship Award for her project, Firepower: Social Biography of Guns and Political Economy of Violence in Mexico. Her project was selected from among nearly forty compelling proposals submitted by fellow faculty members this fall. Congratulations Ieva!
Harvard launched a five-year lecture series to commemorate the career of a Mexican archaeologist, an effort to promote work from Harvard’s office in Mexico City.
The lecture series, which began this semester, celebrates the 40-year collaboration between Divinity School professor Davíd Carrasco and Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Mexico’s premier archaeologist who has led excavations to uncover remains of a temple in the former Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
Read more here: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/11/9/moctezuma-mexico-lecture-...
The Japanese government has conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, on Ted Bestor, Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University. The Order of the Rising Sun is one of Japan’s highest distinctions and is awarded in recognition of Professor Bestor’s extensive contributions to the study of Japan and to the promotion of scholarly and educational exchange between Japan and the United States of America throughout his career. Congratulations...