Department News

  • Medical Anthropology Journal Publication: Sarah Williams
    Assisstant Professor Sarah Williams and McGill University’s Kathleen Rice have published a collaborative article titled “Partner Exclusion from Childbirth During COVID-19 in Canada: Implications for Theory and Policy” in the journal Medical Anthropology. This is their third paper from their project examining the impact of COVID-19 mitigation policies in hospitals and perinatal care services on […]
    Posted on November 30, 2023
  • Dimitris Xygalatas awarded the 2023 Carol R. Ember Book Prize
    Our faculty member Dimitris Xygalatas was awarded the 2023 Carol R. Ember Book Prize for his latest book, Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living, presented at the AAA meeting in Toronto by the The Society for Anthropological Sciences.
    Posted on November 29, 2023
  • Excavation of a 19th-Century Shipwreck at Cape Urdoviza, Bulgaria
    On November 29, 2023 University of Connecticut Associate Professor of Maritime Archaeology Dr. Kroum Batchvarov will be giving a webinar lecture titled: “Excavation of a 19th-Century Shipwreck at Cape Urdoviza, Bulgaria” at 1:00pm for the Institute of Nautical Archaeology this event is open to anyone who would like to join: Join Webinar
    Posted on November 28, 2023
  • UConn Anthropology Exhibits at the 2023 AAA Meeting!
    UConn Prof. César Abadía-Barrero, Prof. Camilo Ruiz, and Prof. Sarah Willen all have exhibits up at the American Anthropological Association’s conference in Toronto this year! Prof. César Abadía-Barrero and Prof. Camilo Ruiz’s exhibit is Casa Común, an art exhibit made up of works from over 50 people impacted by armed conflict in Colombia displaying both […]
    Posted on November 16, 2023
  • Anthropology Journal Publication: Rebecca Kraus
    Former UConn undergraduate Rebecca Kraus (BA ’22) published the results of her Senior Honors thesis in Anthropology in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports with Professor Christian Tryon and colleagues from the National Museum of Tanzania and Yale University. The paper is entitled New data from old collections: Obsidian and ostrich eggshell beads from the […]
    Posted on November 9, 2023
  • Anthropology Club Pumpkin Carving
    The UConn Anthropology Club had some fun carving pumpkins using stone tools from the department’s Lithic Technology Lab for their Halloween-themed meeting! Join us Mondays from 6pm to 7pm in Beach 447A, and check out our Linktree here for our UConntact page and social media!
    Posted on October 31, 2023
  • Spring Class: Historical Archaeologies & Material Modernity
    Historical Archaeologies and Material Modernity is a graduate seminar class offered by Prof. Nathan Acebo for students interested in developing an understanding of advanced theory and method in the diverse subfields of Historical archaeology and material culture studies. Rather than focusing on specific time periods, these archaeologies are connected by their concern for how material […]
    Posted on October 26, 2023
  • ANTH Grad Student Geoffrey Hedges-Knyrim receives NSF Grant
    Geoffrey Hedges-Knyrim has received a competitive National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to fund his dissertation research. His research examines the relationship between agricultural practices, the environment, and social factors during the Iron Age (c. 1200–600 BCE) of the Southern Levant (modern Israel, Palestine, and Jordan) using plant remains. This relationship will be […]
    Posted on October 26, 2023
  • Public Talk on Thursday, October 5th
    Professors César Abadía and Camilo Ruiz will give a public talk on October 5 at 6 p.m. at the Massachusetts College of Arts. During the talk, they will share insights into the creation of Casa Común, a collaborative art project involving victims of the Colombian armed conflict.
    Posted on October 4, 2023
  • New article published: Indigenous Fire Futures
    Prof. Bruno Seraphin is lead author on an article titled “Indigenous Fire Futures” published recently by Environment and Society: Advances in Research! He co-authored this piece with Deniss Martinez, Tony Marks-Block, Peter Nelson, and Kirsten Vinyeta. Karuk ceremonial leader Leaf Hillman also provided invaluable feedback. Check out the article linked here!
    Posted on October 2, 2023