Uncovering the Neanderthal Diet

By Aislinn Sanders What Neanderthals ate has been an ongoing debate in research communities. A new study on Neanderthal teeth has attempted to provide an answer to this question. Led by Dr. Klervia Jaouen, a researcher at the Observatory Midi… Read More

Svante Pääbo wins Nobel Prize for Sequencing of the Neanderthal Genome

By Aislinn Sanders https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/svante-paabo-wins-nobel-prize-for-unraveling-the-mysteries-of-neanderthal-dna-180980883/ On October 3rd, 2022, Svante Pääbo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on ancient human genomes. Pääbo’s work on the hominin genome founded the new scientific discipline of paleogenomics, a… Read More

Opacity, Rézonans, and the Politics of Bearing Witness in Anthropology  

Friday, October 21 2022 3:30pm

Sabin Hall G28 (3413 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee) 

Anthropology Colloquium Series

Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Professor Jerome Camal, Dept of Anthropology, UW-Madison 

Friday, Oct 21 2022 @ 3:30 pm
Sabin Hall G28 (3413 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee) 

This talk explores the politics of bearing witness through ethnography. It asks anthropologists should acknowledge and confront our discipline’s entanglements and complicity with structures of dispossessions inherited from the colonial plantation system. The talk is based on research on music, dance and nationalism in Guadeloupe, and former colony (and now overseas department) of France.

Jerome Camal is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on music, dance, and postcoloniality across the French Atlantic world. He is the author of Creolized Aurality: Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics, published by the University of Chicago Press. He holds a PhD in musicology with a specialization in ethnomusicology from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Midwest Archaeological Conference comes to La Crosse

By Aislinn Sanders   Update: The MAC conference went fantastically and over 20 current and former UWM personnel were present to honor Bob Jeske’s long and distinguished career. Our many sessions and symposia were well-attended and received great feedback. Please… Read More