Exploitation and Conservation Among the Ancient Maya

UW Anthropology graduate student, Ken Seligson, has recently had his article titled “Exploitation and Conservation Among the Ancient Maya” published in Edge Effects, a digital magazine produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History and Environment (CHE), a research center within the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

You can read the article here.

UW-Madison graduate named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Joanna Lawrence, a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Madison, has been named one of the 35 American recipients of this year’s Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Lawrence received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UW–Madison and completed her master’s degree in archaeology at Cambridge last year using funds from her Beinecke Scholarship, awarded in 2013. She will pursue a doctorate in archaeology under the supervision of Professor Marie Louise Stig Sørensen.

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World Anthropology Day – Thursday, February 18th

World Anthropology Day

Thursday, February 18 2016
12 – 1:00p, 8411 Social Sciences Building
World Culinary Tour
Come enjoy dishes from around the world! Students are encouraged to make a favorite dish to bring and share. Students that have completed fieldwork will discuss exciting
experiences eating in the field.

1 – 3:30pm, 8411 Social Sciences Building
Informal Anthropological Discussions
Graduate and undergraduate students from all sections of the department are invited to discuss their research and their experiences studying anthropology. Come share your stories from the field! This is also a great opportunity for asking and answering any questions about the UW-Madison Anthropology Program or any anthropological questions in general!

4:00pm, Room 206 Ingraham Hall
Lecture: “Collaborative, Bottom-Up Approaches to Health Ethnography and HIV Prevention Development”
Sarah Drue Phillips (Indiana University)
Sponsored by CREECA

6:00pm, 8417 Social Sciences Building
Film Screening: “The Anthropologist”
A documentary about what it means to be an anthropologist and do anthropological fieldwork.
Discussion to follow.
Pizza and refreshments will be served.

World Anthropology Day Schedule!