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Fall 2016 Semester Report

Fall 2016 Semester Report

December 19, 2016

The Fall 2016 Semester Report for the Department of Anthropology is now available.

Nancy Khalil announced as a 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholar

Nancy Khalil announced as a 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholar

December 15, 2016

Congratulations to Nancy Khalil for being selected as one of the Harvard Horizons Scholars for 2017 for her project, Without a Profession: The Politics of Being and Becoming an Imam in the United States! Below, Nancy desribes her research.

Nancy:

"My dissertation examines Muslim religious clerics (imam(s)), their field of work, and institutions of ministry, at a time of intense struggle over the essence of Islam, its sources of authority, and increasing national tensions between preserving liberty while maintaining security. The… Read more about Nancy Khalil announced as a 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholar

Anya Bernstein and Christian Tryon receive Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship awards

Anya Bernstein and Christian Tryon receive Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship awards

December 12, 2016

Congratulations to Anya Bernstein and Christian Tryon for receiving Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship awards! Below they describe the projects the grants will fund.

Anya Bernstein:

"In this project, I explore techno-scientific and religious futurisms in the context of contemporary Russian culture and politics. Looking at various ideas and projects of life extension and physical immortality, I argue that while the rise of such futurisms in Russia in recent years may be part of the global reorientation of time… Read more about Anya Bernstein and Christian Tryon receive Dean's Competitive Fund for Promising Scholarship awards

Margaret Irving '17 on Canada's "Paris Crew" of 1867

Margaret Irving '17 on Canada's "Paris Crew" of 1867

December 8, 2016

Margaret Irving '17 wrote an article for The Canadian Encyclopedia about the four Canadian rowers who won the World Rowing Championship at the 1867 Paris International Exposition in Paris, France.

Margaret:

"During my internship with Historica Canada, Canada’s largest independent organization for national history, I was honoured to receive the opportunity to write an article for The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia contains close to 20,000 bilingual articles on a variety of topics, including history, politics,… Read more about Margaret Irving '17 on Canada's "Paris Crew" of 1867

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Congratulations to Kathy Tran '16 for receiving the Noma-Reischauer Prize!

December 7, 2016

Kathy Tran '16 has won the Noma-Reischauer Prize for her paper, “Rising to One’s Potential: Joshi Ryoku and the Power of Femininity in Japan.” The paper was submitted for her senior thesis for her A.B. degree in Anthropology and Linguistics, written under the direction of Nicholas Harkness. She also received the Evon Z. Vogt Prize from the Anthropology Department in May 2016.

 

Harvard University Explores New Applications of Archaeological Data in the Giza Project

Harvard University Explores New Applications of Archaeological Data in the Giza Project

December 6, 2016

In the American Research Center in Egypt Newsletter, Peter Der Manuelian discusses how new applications of archaeological data in the Giza Project provide a centralized, interactive and accessible repository for Giza's past, present and future.

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GAZETTE: The archaeology of Harvard Yard

GAZETTE: The archaeology of Harvard Yard

December 6, 2016

Patricia Capone and Diana Loren discuss studying the archaeology of Harvard Yard, a collaborative project of the Harvard Anthropology Department and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

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