Maize for the Gods brings together new research by archaeologists, plant geneticists, and a host of other specialists to explore the complex ways that this single plant and the peoples who domesticated it came to be entangled with one another over the past nine millennia.
Dr. Mark Turin’s two-part BBC Radio 4 series, On Language Location, was broadcast at the end of October 2014. The episodes cover the languages of Bhutan (Monday 20 October) and Burma/Myanmar (Monday 27 October). Podcasts are available online for free through the series website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lpsbz
The ANSO Building is now home to a Community Food Garden. The ANSO Gardens are located just east of the building entrance, and offer 18 planter plots for the use of all building occupants. This includes students, staff, and faculty in the Departments of Sociology, Anthropology, as well as staff from the programs of Canadian […]
Full Article Pioneering Canadian ethnographer Wade Davis has joined the University of British Columbia to advance global awareness of cultures and ecosystems at risk. Davis, best known for his work among indigenous societies worldwide, has served as National Geographic Society’s Explorer-in-Residence since 1999. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Serpent and […]