Excavation at UNC President’s House

24750_0822_presidents_house_griffin068fBrett 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:


2014 – 2015 Anthropology Colloquium Schedule

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

South African Media Takes Notice of Silvia Tomášková’s Work

53e3c6c068480b58891c788dSouth 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.

Carolina Seminar Award


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.