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Congratulations to Sara Shneiderman, who was selected as a Wall Scholar for 2017-18 at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Click here to read more about her upcoming research and work with the Institute.
Congratulations to Sitara Thobani who has officially released her new book: Indian Classical Dance and the Making of Postcolonial National Identites: Dancing on Empire’s Stage.
Dr. Mark Turin & Dr. Sara Shneiderman are part of a larger team led by Yale University who have received $750,000 USD from NASA to investigate how social change and natural disasters affect patterns of mobility and urbanization in Bhutan, India and Nepal. Click here to read more.
Wade Davis was the recipient of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s 2017 Distinguished Explorer Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in scientific discovery through explorations that offer new insights into previously unknown or poorly known subjects or areas.
The land surrounding Santa Elena is often described as having suprasensible or aesthetic qualities and archaeological sites are thought to be inhabited by non-human but active entities (including the pixan). Join us on March 16th to learn more. Click here for event details.
Join MOA in welcoming multidisciplinary artist Marie Watt for her four day event series, revolving around blankets – everyday objects that carry extraordinary histories of use. All events are happening at MOA.
Join the Department of Anthropology for a poster session, with introduction by Dana Lepofsky, Simon Fraser University. Potluck dinner provided by the UBC Anthropology Department and the Anthropology Graduate Student Association.
Congratulations to Leslie Robertson for being appointed the new editor of BC Studies. Click here to read our Q&A with Leslie about her new role.
Happy Holidays from the Department of Anthropology! Just a reminder, UBC is closed from December 26th – 28th, with reduced services in most departments until 3 January 2017. January 2nd is also a holiday, in lieu of New Year’s Day.
The department extends its congratulations to Charles Menzies, who was elected a Vancouver Faculty Representative to UBC’s Board of Governors. We spoke with him about his new position in our Q&A. Click here to read more.