Click here to view our Term 1 2016 (Sep-Dec) Colloquium Poster

Events are also posted on the Digital Signage and board in ANSO foyer.

If there’s a particular event you’d like to see next year, please let us know via email at anth.head@ubc.ca.

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Book Launch: Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture by Chip Colwell

    30th Mar 2017 12:00:pm


    Who owns the past? Museums that care for the objects of history or the communities whose ancestors made them? Five decades ago, Native American leaders launched a crusade against museums to reclaim their sacred objects and to rebury their kin. This controversy has exploded in recent years as hundreds of U.S. tribes have used a landmark federal law to recover their looted heritage from more than one thousand museums across America. Presenting a new book, Chip Colwell shares his personal journey to illuminate how repatriation has transformed both American museums and Native communities.

Past Events

  • New Developments in Anthropology – On The Horizon

    24th Mar 2017 5:30:pm


    New Developments in Anthropology – On The Horizon is a poster session hosted by Department of Anthropology, with introduction by Dana Lepofsky, Simon Fraser University. Potluck dinner provided by the UBC Anthropology Department and the Anthropology Graduate Student Association.

  • AGSA: Ale Diaz, “Resource relationships along the Fraser: A stable isotope analysis of prehistoric dogs and other fauna”

    23rd Mar 2017 3:30:pm


    Resource relationships in the Fraser River watershed: A stable isotope analysis of prehistoric human foodways, mobility, and human-ecological interactions Interactions between resources and ecologies in British Columbia have been sustained over millennia through the active management of terrestrial, marine, and riverine resources as well as through relationships existing between human and non-human environmental counterparts. Through...

  • Archaeology Day 2017

    18th Mar 2017 8:30:am


    Join us for Archaeology Day 2017, Saturday March 18th, 8:30 - 4:30 PM. The day will consist of 11 talks, including a Keynote Speech by Joel C. Janetski, and 2 poster presentations. Free breakfast and lunch included, open to the public.

  • Colloquium: Laura Osorio, “Intangible and Archaeological Heritage; the Pixan of Santa Elena, Yucatan

    16th Mar 2017 11:30:am


    This paper will present and discuss some of the oral narratives of Maya speaking residents of Santa Elena that touch on archaeological sites as material remains of past societies and the perceived relationship between these sites and the cultural landscape. 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). As part of these narratives, archaeological sites play a significant role in the intangible cultural heritage of the area.

  • AGSA: Nick Waber, “Open Source Lithics”

    9th Mar 2017 3:30:pm


    More information coming soon!

  • AGSA: Kamal Arora, “Legacies of Violence: Sikh Women in Delhi’s ‘Widow Colony'”

    2nd Mar 2017 3:30:pm


    My research examines how Sikh women who survived the anti-Sikh massacre in 1984 in Delhi, India, cope with the long-term legacies of violence and trauma amid the backdrop of the urban space of the city. I argue that Sikh widows cope with long-term trauma by creating new forms of sociality and memory through their everyday lives and religious practices in the Widow Colony. The memory of the 1984 violence figures heavily among the Sikh diaspora. Thus, I also explore the relationship between the Widow Colony and Sikhs in the transnational arena.

  • AGSA: Paula Pryce, “Listening: New Ethnographic Methods for the Study of Silence & Contemplation”

    16th Feb 2017 3:30:pm


    How do human beings attune themselves to the subtle, ambiguous, and invisible? Are there ways of training ourselves to listen, see, and sense more acutely that will allow us to learn about the inner worlds of others?

  • Colloquium: Julia Morris, “Offshore Extractions and the Everyday Life of a Refugee Economy in the Republic of Nauru”

    9th Feb 2017 11:30:am


    The Republic of Nauru occupies a prominent place in the international news. In August 2016, the small nation state found itself at the center of another global media frenzy with the Guardian Australia’s “exclusive Nauru Files leaks.” With a catalogue of over 2000 filed incident reports, Nauru’s offshore refugee operations were characterized worldwide as an exceptionality, “a dark, wretched Truman Show without the cameras.”

  • AGSA: Jessica Metcalfe, “Human hairs from the Pleistocene Colorado Plateau and the Late Prehistoric Great Basin”

    2nd Feb 2017 3:30:pm


    In this presentation, I will describe non-destructive methods for the identification of mammalian hair with examples from two case studies. In the first study, a single human hair was discovered among museum-curated megafaunal hair specimens from the Colorado Plateau dating to between about 10,400 and 13,600 cal BP. The second case study is a sample of probable human hairs identified among the large quantities of bison hair in the Promontory Caves, Utah (AD 1250-1290).

  • Colloquium: Denise Nuttall, “Learning to Embody the Radically Empirical”

    24th Nov 2016 11:30:am


    Although we have made some improvements toward a different kind of anthropology, one which is embodied, the investigations of the body and performance have ultimately remained on the margins of the discipline. Drawing from my ethnographic-participant fieldwork with North Indian tabla players and the teaching of ethnomusicology labs at an American University, I argue for a turn to what Sarah Pink (2009) has called sensory ethnography.

  • Colloquium: Karin Zitzewitz, “Art Talk: Gossip and Speculation about Market Change in the South Asian Art World”

    8th Nov 2016 11:30:am


    Dr. Zitzewitz' research focuses on the different ways that Indian artists—both Hindu and Muslim—have inhabited the secular space of the art world during and after the rise of fundamentalist politics. She is beginning a new project on the contemporary art of India and Pakistan, the first installment of which will be curated exhibitions at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU.

  • Colloquium: Sienna Craig, “The Science of Healing”

    7th Nov 2016 5:00:pm


    This talk discusses how Tibetan medicine remains at once a crucial form of local health care across Tibetan communities, a manifestation of national identity, and, increasingly, a globally available form of ‘traditional’ medicine in the 21st century. It is co-sponsored by The Himalaya Program. Click here to see their event listing.

  • Colloquium: Sven D. Haakanson, “From a Model to a Full Sized Angyaaq”

    27th Oct 2016 11:30:am


    The Angyaaq was nearly lost to time and it is museum collections that have kept this knowledge alive and allowed the Sugpiat to relearn and put this knowledge back into a living context. In 2014 we made models and then in 2015-16 we constructed two full-sized functional Angyaak. This project shows the value of museum collections to tribes and vice versa.

  • Upcoming Colloquium: Dredge B. Kang, “I ❤️ Korea”

    20th Oct 2016 11:30:am


    Focusing on beauty work, Dredge Byung’chu Kang (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California), shows how embodying Koreanness consolidates the achievement of white Asian status while continuing to perpetuate the marginalization of those with dark skin and low social status in Thailand. Location: ANSO 134 Click here to download a PDF of the colloquium poster.

  • Colloquium: Dr. Charles Menzies, “People of the Saltwater”

    6th Oct 2016 11:30:am


    Dr. Charles Menzies' People of the Saltwater is a combination of personal narrative and ethnographic monograph. This talk explores the complication, advantage, disappointment and enjoyment involved in writing home: both in the sense of writing home to an audience familiar with the subject matter and writing about home to an audience unfamiliar with the place, people, and history.

  • ANTH Imagine UBC and Back to School BBQ

    6th Sep 2016 11:30:am


    The Department of Anthropology is delighted to welcome the new and returning students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. To celebrate, we invite you to the 2016 ANTH Imagine UBC Day and Back to School BBQ on Tuesday, September 6th. Come join us for a free BBQ lunch, learn about what the Anthropology program has...

  • Learnscapes on Kauaʻi: Education at a Hawaiian-focused Charter School, a Food Sovereignty Movement, and the Agricultural Biotechnology Industry

    4th Aug 2016 11:30:am


      Mascha Gugganig PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UBC Practice Dissertation Defense   When: Thursday August 4, 2016 Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM Where: Anthropology and Sociology Building – ANSO 2107 (Conference Room)   Abstract: This dissertation interrogates the different forms of life that education takes at a Hawaiian-focused charter school, a food sovereignty movement, and the agricultural...

  • Archaeology Talk: Drs. Shannon Tushingham and David Gang

    31st Mar 2016 11:30:am


    Archaeology Talk   When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 Time: 11:30 — 1:00 pm Where: Anthropology and Sociology Building (AnSo) 1305   Drs. Shannon Tushingham and David Gang Washington State University   Human Use of Psychoactive Plants in Ancient North America: Experimental Method Development and Applications of Metabolomics Research in Archaeological Residue Analysis   Abstract: Contact...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Madeleine Reeves, Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester

    24th Mar 2016 5:00:pm


    2016 Anthropology Colloquium Keeping the Road Open: Waiting, Migrating and the Domestication of Hope in Kyrgyzstan   Thursday March 24, 2016 Green College Coach House 5:00 – 6:30 pm   Dr. Madeleine Reeves Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester   Abstract: This paper explores the relationship between waiting, leaving, house-building and hope...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Lucas Bessire, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma

    25th Feb 2016 11:30:am


    The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the   2015-2016 Anthropology Colloquia       When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 Time: 11:30 – 1:00 PM Where: ANSO 134, 6303 Marine Drive     Dr. Lucas Bessire Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma     “Edge-Effects: Remediating Crisis and Critique in...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Jennifer Rose Jones, Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones Prehistóricas (IIIPC), University of Cantabria, Spain

    11th Feb 2016 2:00:pm


    The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the   2015-2016 Anthropology Colloquia       When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Where: ANSO 1305, 6303 Marine Drive     Dr. Jennifer Rose Jones Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones Prehistóricas (IIIPC), University of Cantabria, Spain     “Exploring human responses to palaeoenvironmental changes...

  • ANTH Colloquium: Nancy Bleck & Cease Wyss

    21st Jan 2016 11:30:am


    The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the   2015-2016 Anthropology Colloquia       When:             January 21, 2016 – Thursday Time:  11:30-1:00 pm Venue:            Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, First Nations House of Learning, UBC 1985 West Mall, Vancouver BC     Nancy Bleck & Cease Wyss     “Picturing Transformation”  ...

  • ANTH Colloquium: Dr. Georgina Drew

    18th Jan 2016 12:30:pm


    The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the   2015-2016 Anthropology Colloquia     When:  January 18, 2016 – Monday Time:  12:30-2:00 pm Venue:  Room 120, CK Choi Bldg., 1855 West Mall (Institute of Asian Research)   Dr. Georgina Drew Lecturer in Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia     Memories...

  • ANTH Holiday Potluck Party

    4th Dec 2015 6:30:pm


    Dear All ANTH and loved ones (including little loved ones),   What: Holiday Potluck Party When: Friday, Dec 4th, 6:30 PM Where: ANSO Lounge Motif: semi-formal AND/OR ugly Christmas sweater attire   Please bring your favorite holiday main course or casserole dish or an appetizer dish or dessert to share.   For information or questions,...

  • ANTH Colloquium: Dr. Jorge Rosés Labrada

    3rd Dec 2015 11:30:am


      Speaker: Jorge Rosés Labrada Honorary Killam and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program Title: An Assessment of Language Vitality among the Mako people of Venezuela and the Importance of Participant Observation Data.  Abstract: Mako [ISO 639-3:...

  • Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Sara Shneiderman

    26th Nov 2015 11:30:am


    The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the   2015-2016 Anthropology Colloquia       Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:30am-1:00pm Anso 134       Dr. Sara Shneiderman Assistant Professor in Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research at UBC   A book talk with Sara Shneiderman – Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities...

  • ANTH Colloquium: Dr. Michael Blake

    12th Nov 2015 11:30:am


    Speaker: Dr. Michael Blake Department of Anthropology at UBC   Title: Maize for the Gods—How a wild grass from western Mexico came to be one of the world’s most important crops.   Abstract: Research during the past decade has produced a veritable tsunami of information about the origins and development of agriculture around the world. In the...

  • 2015 Anthropology Colloquium

    8th Oct 2015 11:00:am


    Thursday, 8 October 2015 Anthropology and Sociology Building (ANSO) 1109 11:30am-1pm   Rafael Wainer M.A. in Anthropology, UBC, 2008 Lic. in Anthropology, University of Buenos Aires, 2005   Permeable Bodies: Children, Cancer, and Biomedicine in Argentina Abstract: The vast improvement in survival rates in childhood cancer, especially in childhood leukemia, has expanded expectations of survival....

  • 2015 Hawthorn Lecture: Dr. Tim Ingold

    5th Oct 2015 3:30:pm


    The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the   2015 Hawthorn Lecture   Monday – October 5, 2015 – 3:30 PM Room 2000, Biological Sciences Bldg. 6270 University Blvd   Dr. Tim Ingold Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen     From science to art & back again: the pendulum...

  • ANTH Colloquium: Dr. Luisa Maffi

    24th Sep 2015 11:30:am


    The UBC Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the   2015-2016 Anthropology Colloquium     Thursday, 24 September 2015 Anthropology and Sociology Building (ANSO) 1109 11:30am-1pm   Luisa Maffi, Ph.D. Co-founder and Director, Terralingua maffi@terralingua.org   Linking Language, Culture, and the Environment: Twenty years of Biocultural Diversity Research and Action ABSTRACT: Indigenous societies tend...

  • Post-orientation “Pub Meet and Greet”

    8th Sep 2015 5:00:pm


    Faculty, students and staff can get to know each other. Venue: TBA

  • Grad to Grad Informal Info session

    8th Sep 2015 2:30:pm


    (Mandatory Attendance for Incoming grad) Come chat with current graduate students about settling into the department, living in Vancouver, and enjoying student life. Plus “ANSO tour” Where: AnSo Lounge – AnSo 208

  • Anthropology BBQ Lunch

    8th Sep 2015 1:00:pm


    For Undergraduate & Graduate students, Faculty & Staff Where: AnSo Community Garden

  • Imagine UBC Day: Undergraduate Anthropology Fair 2015

    8th Sep 2015 11:30:am


    A welcome for new and returning undergraduate students. Where: AnSo 207

  • Department Orientation Session for Teaching Assistants & Instructors

    8th Sep 2015 11:00:am


    A training workshop for all TAs.  Instructors with TA’s are required to attend.  A  CUPE 2278 union rep will be present to give a short talk Where: AnSo 134

  • Departmental Orientation for New Graduate Students

    8th Sep 2015 9:30:am


    **Mandatory Attendance** Meet the Co-Department Heads, Sue Rowley & Pat Moore; Graduate Program Chair, Michael Blake & AGSC members; Invited faculty members teaching core graduate courses; Invited representatives from other UBC departments; AGSA President, Joe Hepburn, AGSA members; Administrator, Yvonne Diamond; Graduate Program Assistant, Eleanore Asuncion & Department Secretary, Joyce Ma Where: AnSo 2107

  • UBC Archaeology Day 2015: Saving Endangered Cultural Heritage for Our Common Future

    21st Mar 2015 9:00:am


    UBC Archaeology Day 2015: Saving Endangered Cultural Heritage for Our Common Future UBC Archaeology Day 2015 aims at raising public awareness of the ever increasing destruction of cultural heritage and archaeological resources in many parts of the world, and addressing the urgency and importance of protecting the vanishing heritage for our common future. In this...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Gustavo Barbosa – Non-Cock Fights: On Doing ‘Sex’ and Undoing ‘Gender’ in Shatila, Lebanon

    26th Feb 2015 11:30:am


    Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Gustavo Barbosa – Non-Cock Fights: On Doing ‘Sex’ and Undoing ‘Gender’ in Shatila, Lebanon ABSTRACT: Using a workshop on ‘gender’ held at a local NGO and pigeon-raising as cues, the paper exposes the difficulties entailed by framing the experiences of the young men (shabāb) from the Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Sara V. Komarnisky – To Come and Go: Transnational Life Between Mexico and Alaska

    23rd Feb 2015 11:30:am


    Anthropology Colloquia: Sara V. Komarnisky – To Come and Go: Transnational Life Between Mexico and Alaska   Abstract: In this presentation, I examine the experiences of place and patterns of transnational mobility of three generations of people who have been living between Acuitzio del Canje, Michoacán, Mexico and Anchorage, Alaska, USA for several decades. Based...

  • UBC Archaeology Day 2015 – Call for Papers and Posters

    28th Jan 2015 3:00:pm


    Saving Endangered Cultural Heritage for Our Common Future   We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers and Posters for the UBC Archaeology Day 2015 that will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015  on the Vancouver Campus at the University of British Columbia.   In this unprecedented era of globalization and urbanization, one...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Paul Ewonus – The Temporality of the Seascape in the Southern Strait of Georgia

    15th Jan 2015 11:30:am


    The Temporality of the Seascape in the Southern Strait of Georgia THURSDAY, January 15, 2015 Anthropology and Sociology Building (ANSO) 134 11:30 – 1:00 pm   ABSTRACT: In hunter-gatherer studies and the archaeology of small and intermediate scale societies, documenting the nature of changes in regional settlement is of considerable interest. The relationships among subsistence...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Cheng-hwa Tsang

    27th Nov 2014 11:30:am


    Taiwan’s Enigma: Recent Archaeological discoveries in Taiwan and their implications for the prehistory of Southeast Asia   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Anthropology and Sociology Building (ANSO) 134 11:30 – 1:00 pm   Dr. Cheng-hwa Tsang Institute of History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan   ABSTRACT: Until the European spread Indo-European languages far and wide after the middle of 15th...

  • Anth Colloquia: Michael Shepard

    13th Nov 2014 11:00:am


    The Substance of Self-Determination:” Language, Culture, Archives and Sovereignty THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13th Anthropology and Sociology Building (ANSO) 134 11:30 – 1:00 pm Michael Shepard – Anthropology Ph.D. candidate, UBC ABSTRACT: Everyday communication in Native languages continues to see decline around the world, even given efforts to reverse these processes. As language shift progresses there is heightened importance...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Stevan Harrell, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington

    6th Nov 2014 11:30:am


    Transformations of Chinese Patriarchy THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Anthropology and Sociology Building (ANSO) 134 11:30 – 1:00 pm DR. STEVAN HARRELL Professor of Anthropology, Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington ABSTRACT: China’s patriarchal system, under sporadic attack for many centuries and under concentrated attack for decades in the 20th, managed to survive more or less...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

    12th Sep 2014 12:00:pm


    Ethical (W)Holistic Linguistics: Endangered Languages at the Crossroads of Social Science, Humanities, Science, and Community Activism September 12th, Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Michael Ames Theatre at the Museum of Anthropology Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages ABSTRACT: The linguistics of endangered languages is an innately cross-disciplinary endeavor. Even within the narrow...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Ayşe Parla, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cultural Studies & European Studies, Sabanci University, Istanbul

    11th Sep 2014 4:00:pm


    Spaces of Education, States of Ruination and Survival September 11th, Thursday, at 4:00 ANSO 2107 Dr. Ayşe Parla Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cultural Studies & European Studies, Sabanci University, Istanbul ABSTRACT: Taking my cue from the recent interest in ‘ruins’ as indexing both physical and social states of ruination, this talk will examine the historical and contemporary...

  • Anthropology Colloquia: Dr. Ayşe Parla, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cultural Studies & European Studies, Sabanci University, Istanbul

    8th Sep 2014 4:00:pm


    Spaces of Education, States of Ruination and Survival September 11th, Thursday, at 4:00 ANSO 2107 Dr. Ayşe Parla Associate Professor of Anthropology, Cultural Studies & European Studies, Sabanci University, Istanbul ABSTRACT: Taking my cue from the recent interest in ‘ruins’ as indexing both physical and social states of ruination, this talk will examine the historical and contemporary...

  • Post-orientation “Pub Meet and Greet”

    2nd Sep 2014 5:00:pm


    Faculty, students and staff can get to know each other.

  • Grad to Grad Informal Info session

    2nd Sep 2014 2:30:pm


    Come chat with current graduate students about settling into the department, living in Vancouver, and enjoying student life. Plus “ANSO tour”

  • Anthropology BBQ Lunch

    2nd Sep 2014 1:00:pm


    For Undergraduate & Graduate students, Faculty & Staff.

  • Imagine UBC Day: Undergraduate Anthropology Fair 2014

    2nd Sep 2014 11:30:am


    A welcome for new and returning undergraduate students.

  • Department Orientation Session for Teaching Assistants & Instructors

    2nd Sep 2014 11:00:am


    A training workshop for all TAs.  Instructors with TA’s are required to attend.  A  CUPE 2278 union rep will be present to give a short talk (Mandatory attendance)

  • Departmental Orientation for New Graduate Students

    2nd Sep 2014 9:30:am


    (Mandatory attendance) Meet the Co-Department Heads, Sue Rowley & Pat Moore; Graduate Program Chair, Mike Blake & AGSC members; Invited faculty members teaching core graduate courses; AGSA Co-Presidents, Steffan Gordon & Martina Volfova & AGSA members; Administrator, Yvonne Diamond; Graduate Program Assistant, Eleanore Asuncion & Department Secretary, Joyce Ma 9:30-11:00, AnSo 2107

  • AGSA Potluck Christmas Holiday Party

    6th Dec 2013 6:00:pm


    All grad students, faculty, staff, and loved ones (including little loved ones!) will be welcome to come and help us celebrate the end of semester and beginning of the holidays.

  • Anthropology Graduate Workshop – Anthropology in the Territory of Rights, Islamic, Human, and Otherwise

    5th Oct 2013 8:00:am


    Anthropology in the Territory of Rights, Islamic, Human, and Otherwise

  • The 2013 Annual Conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society/Société canadienne anthropologie

    8th May 2013


    The 2013 Annual Conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society/Société canadienne anthropologie will be held from May 8-11, 2013, on the beautiful campus of the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C. Click here for more information.