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Diana Gerberich '18 on her internship with the U.S. Navy's Underwater Archaeology Branch

February 27, 2017

Diana Gerberich, one of the Anthropology Department's Peer Concentration Advisors, spent the summer of 2016 interning with the U.S. Navy. Read below to hear about her experience.

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"This past summer, I interned with the Navy in their Underwater Archaeology Branch at the Washington Navy Yard (Washington, D.C.). A subgroup of the Naval History and Heritage Command, the Underwater Archaeology Branch is responsible for locating, documenting, and protecting the Navy's sunken vessels and aircraft in both domestic and international waters. During… Read more about Diana Gerberich '18 on her internship with the U.S. Navy's Underwater Archaeology Branch

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NEW YORK TIMES: A Couple Used to Breaking the Color Line

February 7, 2017

James Gibbs, who received his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Harvard in the 1950's, and his wife, Jewelle Gibbs, are featured in the New York Timesas one of the very first African American couples to have their wedding announced in the paper (in 1956). While pursuing his degree at Harvard, Gibbs served as resident tutor, the first African American resident tutor in the history of Harvard University.

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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

Fall 2016 Semester Report

Fall 2016 Semester Report

December 19, 2016

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