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Tozzer Anthropology Building Nominated for "Most Beautiful New Building in Boston" Award

Tozzer Anthropology Building Nominated for "Most Beautiful New Building in Boston" Award

January 17, 2017

The Tozzer Building has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award for the most beautiful new building in Boston! This contest is presented by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Foundation and is run by Boston Magazine. To cast your vote for the Anthropology Department's new, beautiful, building, please follow this link:  http://www.bostonmagazine.com/sponsor-content/peopleschoice/

 

Ieva Jusionyte receives grant from the David Rockefeller Center

Ieva Jusionyte receives grant from the David Rockefeller Center

January 6, 2017

Ieva Jusionyte received a faculty grant from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies to run the Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop.

Starting in February 2017, the monthly meetings of the Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop (CLAAW) will provide a venue for faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students in the Greater Boston area who work in Latin America to engage in scholarly conversations on current issues in the region. Participants will share their research findings, receive constructive… Read more about Ieva Jusionyte receives grant from the David Rockefeller Center

New York Times: Michael Herzfeld on historic Fort Mahakan

New York Times: Michael Herzfeld on historic Fort Mahakan

January 5, 2017

Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences and a member of the Department of Anthropology, has been featured in several media outlets about Fort Mahakan and the adjacent Pom Mahakan community, and the Thai government's effort to demolish them and build a public park. As the author of a study the Pom Mahakan community (Siege of the Spirits: Community and Polity in Bangkok, University of Chicago Press, 2016), "Herzfeld has been saddened to witness the ongoing destruction of that community through the demolition of many of the houses and the… Read more about New York Times: Michael Herzfeld on historic Fort Mahakan