Welcome to Anthropology!
We are a dynamic four-field intellectual community (Anthropological Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology) formed by faculty and students in a mutual quest to understand the human condition in all its variety, past and present. The questions we explore are many. Some have persisted through over a century of anthropological inquiry, some have been refined or altered as a result of anthropological work, and some have emerged recently along with changing world conditions and new intellectual debates.
The Fall 2015 Roy A. Rappaport Lectures: by Webb Keane
The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the Fall 2015 Roy A. Rappaport Lectures:
“Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories” by Webb Keane
This public lecture series by Webb Keane is based on his book manuscript Ethical Life: Its Natural and Cultural Histories. The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that moral values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in another. Does ethical life arise from human nature itself? Or is it a product of one’s cultural and historical context?
Complete information is available at The Roy A. Rappaport Lectures: “Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories”
- Anthropology graduate students receive department teaching and writing awards May 21, 2015
- Grad student Meghanne Barker's research highlighted in LSA Magazine May 18, 2015
- Two Anthropology Honors students win Honors Program Awards April 29, 2015
- 4 Field Colloquium: “Olmec Archaeology in the Arroyo Pesquero Region”
Speaker: Carl J. Wendt
- The Roy A. Rappaport Lectures: "Ethics as an Empirical Problem"
Speaker: Webb Keane
- 4 Field Colloquium: Charles Nunn