Professors VanValkenburgh and Eastman Awarded Humanities Center Multidisciplinary Collegial Network Grant

Anthropology faculty Parker VanValkenburgh and Benjamin Eastman received one of the first three grants from UVM’s Multidisciplinary Collegial Network program, to support a series of critical discussions and presentations on the “ontological turn” in the humanities and interpretive social sciences — a wave of new research examining how categories of being are constructed, as well […]

Consulting Archaeology Program (CAP) Finishes up a Productive Field Season!

The Department’s Consulting Archaeology Program (CAP) is just finishing up its 2014 field season!  Actually, it can truly be called four seasons in one (see photos).  CAP’s field work this year included the investigation of more than a dozen Native American sites ranging in age from the Late Archaic period to the Late Woodland period […]

Parker VanValkenburg’s Recent Talks and Papers

Parker VanValkenburgh’s co-authored article “Gradiometer and Ground-penetrating Radar Survey of Two Reducción Settlements in the Zaña Valley, Peru” (with Chester P. Walker and Jennie O. Sturm) will be published in the journal Archaeological Prospection in early 2015.Parker has also delivered three talks in recent weeks — at the American Anthropological Association annual meetings (12/4/2014) “Unsettling […]

Read our Fall 2014 Newsletter!

It’s been a busy year for the UVM Anthropology Department! To read through our Fall 2014 Newsletter, please click here (and follow the hyperlinks within for even more great news!): UVMAnthroFall2014Newsletter

“A Thousand Ghost Maps” – Prof. Jonah Steinberg’s Interview with Vermont Public Radio

Prof. Jonah Steinberg, organizer of this past Monday’s symposium “A Thousand Ghost Maps: History in and as Health Crises” and the associated Burack Distinguished Lecture Series lecture “How Hungry Mosquitoes Liberated the Americas, 1776-1898″ by Dr. JR McNeill, Georgetown University, was interviewed by Jane Lindholm and Patti Daniels of Vermont Public Radio. Prof. Steinberg was […]

New Publication By Deborah Blom

Deborah Blom has published a chapter entitled “Tracing Tiwanaku Childhoods: A Bioarchaeological Study of Age and Identity in Tiwanaku Society” in the volumeTracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity, edited by Jennifer L. Thompson, Marta Alfonso-Durruty, and John J. Crandall University Florida Press (May 2014)  

Dr. Manetta to give talk at the Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages Meeting

Dr. Emily Manetta will be giving a talk at Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages IV at Rutgers University on March 29. The talk is entitled “Alternative questions in Kashmiri” and will ask what can be learned from examining new data on yes/no questions and alternative questions in this understudied Indic language.  

Luis Vivanco named co-director of the UVM Humanities Center

Professor Vivanco has recently been named co-director of the new UVM Humanities Center with Professor Jenemann from the English Department. For more information, please see the following story.

Dr. Mares Awarded the Frank Bryan Research Award

It has just been announced that Teresa Mares is a recipient of the Frank Bryan Research Award from the Center for Research on Vermont. This award will allow her to pursue her research project La Otra Frontera (The Other Border): Exploring Latino/a Migrant Foodways during the summer of 2014. Through this project, Teresa will be […]

Follow Luis Vivanco’s Research Adventures in Colombia

Follow Luis Vivanco as he pursues research on the culture and politics of bicycles in Colombia on his new blog: Bogotá Bicycle: An Ethnographer’s Perspective. Supported by a Fulbright Scholarship, Prof. Vivanco will be conducting fieldwork in Bogotá from February-June, 2014.