We are very proud to announce that Prof Alexia Smith has been awarded the Honors Faculty Member of the Year Award by UConn’s Honors Program. She is pictured receiving her award from Honors Program Director Jennifer Lease Butts at the Honors Medal Ceremony. The award is given to a faculty member who “has made outstanding […]
Congratulations to graduating senior Rebecca Kraus who recently completed her Anthropology honors thesis (advisor: Christian Tryon, left) “Obsidian and Ostrich Eggshell: An Archaeological Study of Social Technologies from Mumba Rockshelter, Tanzania during the Upper Pleistocene and Holocene” and will begin her research towards a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in the […]
We are delighted to announce that graduate student Uriv Kaul (far left) has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Urvi, a student of Deborah Bolnick’s, will focus on ” contemporary human population genetics and exploring the impact of politics on human population structures” in her dissertation research. Congratulations to Urvi!
On May 7th the Archaeological Society of Connecticut is having their in-person Spring meeting at the Wood Memorial Library in Windsor. The event will host a number of excellent speakers and we encourage everyone to attend! Check out the full schedule here.
Congratulations to Sarah Willen and her colleagues at Brown University on being awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to address the impact of COVID-19 on first-generation college students and their families in the U.S. as part of their impactful Pandemic Journaling Project. The new study is led by Dr. Katherine A. Mason (Brown University) […]
Hot off the presses, a new book co-edited by Françoise Dussart. Contemporary Indigenous Cosmologies and Pragmatics. University of Alberta Press, 2022 Edited by Françoise Dussart and Sylvie Poirier In this timely collection, the authors examine Indigenous peoples’ negotiations with different cosmologies in a globalized world. Dussart and Poirier outline a sophisticated theory of change that […]
Check out this excellent article on the Brian D. Jones site in Avon, CT, dated to 12,5000 years old, and read what some of our UConn Anthropology Alumni working on the site have to say. The CT Insider article can be found here.
We have a host of exciting courses on offer for 2022, including some new ones; ANTH 3098 – The Archaeology of Resistance – explores how radical challenges to power structures are made through the perspectives, experiences, and material practices of activists, revolutionaries, and subaltern insurgent movements. Click here for more information. ANTH 3095 – Technology […]
On May 17 2021 Françoise Dussart co-organized, alongside Sohyun Park, an interdisciplinary conference entitled Design and Research for Healthy Communities and Healthcare Facilities. The record of this conference is still available and will be until next year, and can be found here.
We have a few new classes on offer this upcoming semester. ANTH 3095 – Technology and Society: Archaeological Perspectives with Professor Christian Tryon, and ANTH 3098 – The Archaeology of Resistance with Professor Nathan Acebo. Check out the attached fliers for more information! Technology_Society_Flyer_Spring_2022 Flyer ANTH3098 Arch and resist