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 […]
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. 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.
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.
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 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.
Teresa Mares has recently published a chapter entitled “Engaging Latino Immigrants in Seattle Food Activism Through Urban Agriculture” in the volume Food Activism: Agency, Democracy, and Economy, edited by Carole Counihan and Valeria Siniscalchi (Bloomsbury, 2014).
Parker VanValkenburgh received funding from the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) to conduct Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) on samples of archaeological ceramics from Peru’s north coast region. INAA is a technique used to identify the concentrations of trace and major elements in a variety of materials, and VanValkenburgh and colleagues Sarah Kelloway (University […]
In 2014, UVM will host the 33rd annual meeting of the Northeast Conference in Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, one of three annual gatherings that showcase new research in Andeanist anthropology. Currently, UVM is one of only a handful of institutions hosting two scholars of Andean archaeology and material culture (Dr. Blom and Dr. VanValkenburgh). Anthropology […]
Dr. Shea’s article entitled “Revolutionary Narratives of Self-Compassion among Older Women in Post-Mao Beijing” will be published in an April 2014 special issue of the journal Anthropology and Medicine on social suffering and compassion in Chinese cultural settings. The article traces how middle-aged and young-old Chinese women came to express and embody a theme of […]