James Peacock has been selected to receive the 2014 George Johnson Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The Johnson Award is given once every two years to recognize the exceptional contributions to UNC made by an IAH Fellow over the course of an entire career.
Brett Riggs, Anna Agbe-Davies, Vin Steponaitis and others from the Research Laboratories of Archaeology and Department of Anthropology have been involved in a high-profile, rapid response excavation at UNC System President Tom Ross’s house. Among the media coverage are the following reports:
- Archaeologists hit pay dirt at UNC president’s house [UNC Spotlight, 8/22/14]
- Under a Chapel Hill driveway, the university of the past emerges [News & Observer, 8/26/14]
- Driveway dig uncovers UNC history, remnants of 19th century home [Daily Tar heel, 8/25/14]
- Archaeologists Uncover Artifacts in UNC System President’s Driveway [TWC News, 8/25/14]
The Anthropology Colloquium Committee is very excited to announce our Colloquia for the 2014-2015 academic year. There may be some additional sessions scheduled in the future. Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia will take place in Alumni Hall 308 from 3:30-5pm. We look forward to many great presentations and discussions.
Sept 8: Lee Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies at Duke University
Sept 12: (Saunders Hall 220) Tony Fry Professor of Design, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (co-sponsored with Geography)
Oct 6: Peter Redfield, Professor of Anthropology, UNC-CH
Nov 3: Margie Scarry, Professor of Anthropology, UNC-CH
Dec 1: Ann Grodzins Gold, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Professor of Anthropology, Syracuse University (co-sponsored with Religious Studies and Art History)
Jan 12: Juliane Müller, Lecturer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Munich (LMU) Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, UNC-CH
Feb 2: Sasha Newell, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, NC State University
March 2: John Millhauser, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, NC State University
April 6: Steve Corbett, Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, UNC-CH
Wiley Blackwell has published A Companion to Urban Anthropology, edited by Donald M. Nonini. The book consists of an Introduction, which he wrote, and 28 chapters written by 35 urban anthropologists. All chapters are concept essays originally commissioned for this book. The book was five years of preparatory work in the making and consists of 532 pages.
South African media took notice of Silvia Tomášková’s research involving 3d Imaging and rock art, leading to a couple of reports on South African National TV (SABC) and in the Afrikaans national newspaper (Volksblad) on site at Wildebeest Kuil, Northern Cape. She also received an invitation to give a public talk on “Computer Assisted Archaeology” as a part of National Science Week at the McGregor Museum in Kimberley, South Africa.
Jocelyn Chua, Peter Redfield, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Barry Saunders (of the Department of Social Medicine) have been awarded a Carolina Seminar on Moral Economies of Medicine for three academic years beginning in the Fall of 2014. For each academic year, they will receive a budget of $3000 for use in the seminar. Carolina Seminars are created to foster intellectual exchange at UNC and across North Carolina.