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Gov. Steve Beshear proclaims September as Kentucky Archaeology Month

The proclamation credits the Kentucky Office of State Archaeology, located within UK's Department of Anthropology, and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office for maintaining an extensive and growing database of thousands of archaeological sites across the state.

"Reflections on March 11, 2011: Japan's Disasters and their Aftermath" - AGSA Distinguished Lecture Series

In the wake of the triple disasters of March 11, 2011 which devastated the Tohoku region of Japan with a massive earthquake, an enormous set of tsunami, and the catastrophic failure of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor, both Japanese and foreign observers struggled to make sense of these events.  Bestor examines some ways in which Japanese culture frames disasters, and based on fieldwork in Tohoku in 2011 and 2012, how local meaning-making unfolds.

Dr. Bestor earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies  at Harvard University. His books include: Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society (edited with Victoria Bestor and Akiko Yamagata, 2011), Doing Fieldwork in Japan (2003), and Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (2004).

The Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) invites you to join the Department of Anthropology for our 13th annual Distinguished Lecture Series featuring cultrual anthropologist Dr. Thedodore Bestor. This event is free, and open to all. 

Date: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
President's Room Singletary Center

AGSA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

Sponsor: Anthro Graduate Student Association

Dr. Theodore Bestor, Professor of Social Anthropology, Harvard U.  Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.  

Research Interests: Food systems and culture; the global fishing industry; the impact of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation disasters on Japanese society as a whole; urban environments and infrastructures; Japan, East Asia, North Atlantic.  Book:  Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (University of California, 2004).

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Anthropologists Chris Pool and Mickey Loughlin Receive a Multi-Year Grant from the National Science Foundation to Study Ancient Mesoamerican History

Archaeologists Christopher Pool and Michael Loughlin have spent many summers in southern Veracruz working to learn more about ancient Mesoamericans.

Break dancing with the dead: Popular music and the role of ancestors in Maya language revitalization

Dr. Barrett will talk about Maya understandings of the dead, funerary practices, and ways of communicating with the ancestors, and then discuss the emergence of rock and hip hop music performed in Mayan languages and the ways they emphasize the ancestors in their music. 

El Dr. Barrett explicará como los Mayas se comunican con sus ancestros, las prácticas funerarias que los mayas tienen y sus pensamientos en cuando a los muertos. También hablará sobre como los ancestros tienen un rol en la inspiración de la música Maya y como el rock y hip hop ha influenciado a esta cultura.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Niles Gallery

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The Department of Anthropology Archaeology Units: Integrating Research, Service, and Student Educational Opportunities

University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology Fall, 2013 Colloquium Series presents:

"The Department of Anthropology Archaeology Units: Integrating Research, Service, and Student Educational Opportunities." Presented by The Program for Archaeological Research/The William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology/Kentucky Archaeological Survey/Office of State Archaeology.

All are welcome! Following the talk, all are also welcome to reconvene at Pazzo's Pizza Pub (385 S Limestone St)!

Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall, Rm. 213

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Mary Alice Scott

Mary Alice Scott started studying anthropology as part of her undergrad work toward a degree in gender and women’s studies.

Passport to the World: ¡Viva Mexico!

In recent years, the "Passport to the World" program has taken UK to South Africa, China, and Russia, and will celebrate its fourth year by focusing on MexicoProfessors Francie Chassen-Lopez (History) and Chris Pool (Anthropology) are teaming up to coordinate and plan this year’s activities. In this podcast, they talk about what makes Mexico unique and what sorts of events to look for in the coming year. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

Durante los últimos  años, el programa “Passport to the World” a llevado a UK a países como Sur África, China y Rusia. Este año, “Passport to the World” nos llevará a México. Los profesores Francie Chassen-Lopez (History) y Chris Pool (Anthropology) unieron fuerzas para coordinar y planear las actividades de este ano. En este podcast, Chris y Francie nos cuentan sobre aspectos únicos de México, así como también nos familiarizan con el tipo de actividades que se realizarán durante el año.

Este podcast fue producido por Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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Three Students Receive Fall Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Ana Garner, an anthropology major, will use the award to study in China. Gilman Scholarships are congressionally funded scholarships provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

Dept. of Anthropology Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology February 15th from 4:30-6:00PM for the 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Dr. Andrea Wylie.

Dr. Wylie is a biological and medical anthropologist whose research bridges across the disciplines of health, nutrition, biology, culture, and political economy. Her lecture, through a comparison of India and the United States, considers how milk, evolutionarily meant for infant consumption among mammals, has become a globalized food for all ages.

Reception directly following until 7:00 PM. This event is open to all.

Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium

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