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Anthropology Sessional Teaching — Winter 2020-21, Term 2

  July 30, 2020 Anthropology Sessional Teaching — Winter 2020 – 2021 Term 2   The Department of Anthropology seeks applicants for Sessional Winter appointment. The salary depends on rank and experience.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology or Archaeology or have been advanced to full candidacy by the application deadline (August 14, 2020). […]

ANTH 303A-200 Ethnography of Special Areas

ANTH 303A-200 Ethnography of Special Areas

  Asian Canadian and Asian American Experience and Ethnography course:     ANTH 303A-200 Ethnography of Special Areas:  Asian Canadian and Asian American Experience and Ethnography course This class is dedicated to ethnographic engagement to further understandings of Asian Canadian experience that will at times be compared with or put in context with parallels in […]

News from the President’s Office

News from the President’s Office

      On behalf of the Department, we wish to congratulate Andrew for his well-deserved accomplishment. Being granted Full Professor is true recognition of Dr. Martindale’s stellar scholarship, dedicated and rigorous teaching and graduate supervision, and tireless service to the Department, the University, and a number of Indigenous communities, especially the Musqueam and Kwantlen Indian Bands, and the Saik’uz […]

Anth 217-002:  Culture and Communication

Anth 217-002: Culture and Communication

      ANTH217 (Culture and Communication): This course introduces you to the central concepts and methods anthropologists use to understand the relation between culture and communication. Communication is key to both the maintenance of culture and cultural change. We explore the complex relationship between communication process and cultural practices to provide an understanding of […]

Anth 303A-002:  Ethnography of Special Areas – Anthropology of the Middle East

Anth 303A-002: Ethnography of Special Areas – Anthropology of the Middle East

    ANTH303A (Ethnography of Special Areas – Anthropology of the Middle East): This course will focus on anthropological methods of analyzing and interpreting Middle Eastern cultures and societies. We use a variety of ethnographies and other supporting texts to learn about the region and its cultural, historical, and political complexity. We examine a wide […]

ANTH 201A-002 Ethnic Relations

ANTH 201A-002 Ethnic Relations

    “One World, Many Cultures” “We Are All The Same, We Are All Different” “Diversity is a Dimension of the World” We live in an age in which ethnicity, race, and nationalism dominate the headlines. People are killed and violence and protests seem to mushroom. But what exactly are these concepts? Why have they […]

Sts’ailes Archaeology Field School Documentary

In summer 2019 the UBC Department of Anthropology offered a six-credit archaeology field school (ARCL 306) in partnership with the Sts’ailes First Nation located 130 km east of Vancouver in the Harrison River Valley. Orientation and lab week began at UBC. During weeks 2-5, students lived in a Sts’ailes family longhouse and participated in an archaeological […]

First Ever ANTH Virtual Graduation Celebration

First Ever ANTH Virtual Graduation Celebration

First Ever Virtual graduation ceremony for the Anthropology Department (MAs, PhDs, BAs, Majors, and Honours)   The Anthropology Department is pleased to congratulate the Class of 2020 on its achievements. Despite an unprecedented pandemic, UBC students adapted quickly to the necessary educational changes required to ensure the safety of physical distancing and self-isolation while completing […]