Department of Anthropology

Professor Awarded for Work in Poland

From the July 2017 Desktop News | Anthropology and New College professor Dr. Marysia Galbraith recently returned from a trip to Poland, where she was awarded the Bronislaw Malinowski Social Sciences Award by The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America, or PIASA, at the organization’s annual conference. Galbraith was honored with the award for her […]

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A&S in the News: June 18-24, 2017

Maya People Today Dispelling myths about ancient, modern Maya peoples: Publicnow.com – June 19 Think of the word ‘Maya’ and free associate.  Does Mel Gibson’s 2006 film ‘Apocalypto’ spring to mind?  Unless you’re a Mayanist, you’re likely to think of ancient peoples who had a taste for blood and writing skills that were ahead of their […]

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Summer Reading List 2017

As you enjoy your summer months, read through these books written by A&S faculty (and one alumnus) from several departments: Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, by E.O. Wilson Written by one of The University of Alabama’s most distinguished alumni, Half-Earth proposes a plan to preserve our planet’s biodiversity.  In order to solve a problem […]

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A&S in the News: May 31–June 10, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Excellence in Education: Meridian Star (Mississippi) – May 30 Joshua Campbell of Bailey, Miss., has been inducted into the University of Alabama’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. UA recently inducted 43 College of Arts and Sciences students into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. SummerTide SummerTide returns to Gulf Shores for 14th […]

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UA Couple Wins Lifetime Achievement Awards

From the February 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Jim Knight, a professor emeritus of anthropology at The University of Alabama, and Dr. Judith Knight, a longtime editor at UA Press, were each awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southeastern Archaeological Conference for their decades of groundbreaking work in the field of archaeology in the South. […]

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Anthropologist Elected to Prestigious Antiquarian Society

  From the January 2017 Desktop News | Dr. Ian Brown, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, was recently elected to The Society of Antiquaries of London—the oldest and most prestigious association for antiquarian studies in the world.   The society, which is roughly 300 years old, consists of distinguished archaeologists, art historians, architectural historians, […]

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Anthropology Chair Elected to Prestigious Antiquarian Society

Dr. Ian Brown, professor and chair of the anthropology, has been elected into The Society of Antiquaries of London. This prestigious, 300-year old society has 3,000 fellows and only 5 per cent are from the U.S. Dr. Brown was the only American on this year’s ballot! His contributions to the field in areas such as the Lower […]

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Summer Reading List 2016

While you prepare for the fall semester, pick up these books written by A&S faculty on various topics: Enter Your Initials for Record Keeping, by Brian Oliu This nostalgic essay collection introduces a particular vision of basketball, courtesy of the classic arcade game NBA Jam. By using the personal experiences the authors had with both […]

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Want to Avoid a Cold? Try a Tattoo or Twenty, says UA Researcher

From the May 2016 Desktop News |There’s no known cure for the common cold, but receiving multiple tattoos can strengthen your immunological responses, potentially making you heartier in fighting off common infections, according to research by a trio of University of Alabama scholars. However, receiving a single tattoo can, at least temporarily, lower your resistance, […]

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NSF Dissertation Grant Being Used to Conduct Research at Moundville

From the April 2016 Desktop News | Despite the extensive excavations that have been done at the Moundville Archaeological Park since 1939, Moundville’s decline—and its social organization—are largely shrouded in mystery. But with the help of a $9,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Alabama doctoral student Erik Porth and his dissertation adviser, […]

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