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We are a dynamic four-field intellectual community (Anthropological ArchaeologyBiological 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.

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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”