Events, Brown Bag Lecture Series, and Colloquia

The Department of Anthropology holds a variety of events and colloquia throughout the academic year, as well as, a weekly archaeologically focused lecture series on Fridays from 12:00p-1:00p.

Details on upcoming events, Archaeology Brown Bags, and Department of Anthropology Colloquia can be found below.

If you have questions about upcoming events, please reach out to


Welcome and Reception                                                                                                                                                          

Friday, September 10, 2021 at 3:00p-6:00p                                                                                                                                   

Program in 8417 Social Sciences from 3:00p-4:00p

Reception on the Third Floor Patio from 4:00p-6:00p (8417 if rain)


Department Fall Picnic

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 4:00p

Burrows Park

Sign-Up Sheet in Department Main Office



The Archaeology Brown Bag Series of the Department of Anthropology and
the American Indian Studies program present:

“An Archaeology Led by Strawberries: Reclaiming, Storywork, & Indigenous Wellbeing”


Dr. Sonya Atalay

University of Massachusetts – Amherst


September 24, 2021 at 12:00p

Live via Zoom

Treaties: How we come to be where we are

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00p, Live Virtual Event

Learn from the Ho-Chunk Nation’s leading legal experts about treaties, the important documents in any community, and how our ongoing nation-to-nation agreements with @hochunknation are fundamental to daily life here at Teejop (day-JOPE), the place currently known as Madison, Wisconsin. We are all Treaty People. Let’s learn why, together.⁠⁠

Speakers include:

JoDeen B.Lowe, Chief Judge, Ho-Chunk Nation Trial Court (Moderator)

JoAnn Jones, Associate Judge, Ho-Chunk Nation Trial Court

Wendi Huling, Senior Tribal Counsel, Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice

Michelle Greendeer-Rave, Tribal Attorney, Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice

Sponsored by the Division for Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost, with support from the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of Afro-American Studies.


Co-Sponsored Colloquium

The Natural History of Tool Use in Wild Bearded Capuchin Monkeys

by Dr. Dorothy Fragaszy

Dept of Psychology, University of Georgia

Monday, October 18, 2021


8417 Social Sciences

1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706