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Exploring shamans and rock art in South Africa

October 29, 2013

Silvia Tomášková spent 2010 to 2011 in South Africa studying prehistoric rock art. (photo courtesy of Silvia Tomášková) UNC anthropologist Silvia Tomášková spent 2010 to 2011 in South Africa studying prehistoric rock art drawings as part of the research for … Read more

AnArchaey Notes, Spring 2013 (Vol. 9)

October 28, 2013

AnArchaey Notes is the Department of Anthropology’s newsletter, in circulation since 1993. Our Spring 2013 edition was graciously compiled by professor Colin Thor West, and features an interview with former chair Paul Leslie, notes from the field, events, information on … Read more

2013-2014 Anthropology Colloquium Schedule

September 16, 2013

[Except where noted, all talks will take place from 3:30-5pm in Alumni 308] September 16: Lauren Fordyce, Visiting Lecturer in Medical Anthropology, UNC-CH: “Accounting for Responsibility: Vital Statistics and Prenatal Care among Haitians in South Florida.” October 4 at 10am … Read more

UNC-CH Anthropology Offers Certificate in Participatory Research

June 20, 2013

This spring the Administration approved an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Participatory Research to be housed in Anthropology. The certificate will certify completion of training in the theoretical bases, rationale, methodologies, challenges, and motivation for carrying out research in equitable partnership … Read more

Bobby Nieland: “Life and death”

April 25, 2013

Bobby Nieland: “Life and death” I believe that my personal discovery of the field of medical anthropology, though occurring relatively late in my time at university, has nonetheless been one of the most influential aspects of the liberal arts education … Read more

Kelsey Ludwig: “It’s like wearing new glasses”

April 22, 2013

Kelsey Ludwig: “It’s like wearing new glasses” I took my first medical anthropology course during the spring semester of my freshman year. I realized I was hooked to the field in the middle of a lecture in Professor Rivkin-Fish’s Comparative … Read more

Anthropologist Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 22, 2013

Patricia McAnany Anthropologist Patricia McAnany at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support her research. McAnany is the Kenan Eminent Professor of Anthropology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. The John Simon Guggenheim … Read more