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2019 UWM Archaeological Field School Announced

The UWM Department of Anthropology will be offering a 6-credit archaeological field school (ANTH 567) to undergraduate and graduate students this summer at The Aztalan site, an ancient palisaded village located in southeastern Wisconsin. Please follow the link below for… Read More

PhD Student Cheri Price Awarded FLAS Fellowship to study Mixtec Language

Cheri Price, archaeology PhD student, has been awarded a third Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She will continue studying Mixtec in Oaxaca, Mexico, this summer in preparation for her dissertation research on… Read More

Fulbright Scholar Heads Back to Africa

When Allison Kotowicz arrived in Tanzania for an undergraduate study abroad, she felt like she had found her home. Today, Kotowicz is an anthropology PhD student and she’ll be returning to her adopted home in August as a Fulbright-Hays doctoral dissertation research abroad fellow to continue her research into Tanzania’s conservation, tourism, and development.

Graduate Student Sam Bomkamp Receives Ilona Nicole Memorial Graduate Scholarship

Sam Bomkamp was awarded the Ilona Nicole Memorial Graduate Scholarship through the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Milwaukee Chapter. It was founded in honor of a former board member and is aimed toward funding emerging nonprofit leaders who have served as employees,… Read More

Dr. Trudy Turner to be next editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology

The AAPA Executive Committee and Paul-André Genest, Senior Editor at Wiley Publishers, are pleased to announce that Trudy Turner will become the next editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology effective April 1, 2019. We would like to congratulate Trudy as… Read More

PhD Student Josh Rivers Receives Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Fellowship

PhD student Josh Rivers has received the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation Fellowship to conduct his dissertation research in Iceland. The foundation is a more localized version of a Fulbright Commission, more information on the foundation can be found here. Josh will… Read More

PhD Candidate Allison Kotowicz Awarded Prestigious Fulbright-Hays Fellowship

Allison Kotowicz, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for her work with the Maasai people in Tanzania. Read more about her here!

Professor Bettina Arnold and PhD Candidate Josh Driscoll participate in Ancient Beer Workshop in Germany

Anthropology Professor Bettina Arnold and PhD candidate Josh Driscoll were invited speakers at the University of Hohenheim in Germany in the European Research Council PLANTCULT Workshop “Ancient Beer: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Identification in the Archaeological Record”, February 7-9, 2019. Their talks were entitled, respectively, Tapping into the Past:… Read More

Lynne Goldstein honored by the Society of American Archaeology with a lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to former Department of Anthropology faculty member and longtime Department Chair Lynne Goldstein who will be honored by the Society of American Archaeology with a Lifetime Achievement Award this April!

Alexis Jordan receives Predoctoral Fellowship and History Prize

Congratulations to Alexis Jordan for receiving the 2019 National Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellow as well as the Carew-Rendle History Prize awarded by the Royal Cornwall Museum for best essay in Cornish history or prehistory! www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu https://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/competitions