Join UWM in our 414 Day Celebration!

On Thursday, April 14th, UWM will be hosting their Day of Giving Event in conjunction with Milwaukee’s unofficial holiday, Milwaukee Day. This year, the Alumni Association is urging all past and current students, parents, and anyone interested in the betterment… Read More

North America’s Oldest Skull Surgery

By Aislinn Sanders New findings from bioarcheologist, Diana Simpson, have researchers dating the oldest skull surgery in North America to at least 3,000 years ago. In North Africa, the practice may be as old as 13,000 years old. Prior to… Read More

White Sands Discovery Tied to UWM Alum

By Aislinn Sanders One of the most exciting archaeological finds of the decade is thanks in part to a UWM graduate. Clare Connelly, who graduated with a Master’s in Anthropology in 2015, has taken her archaeological and museological knowledge across… Read More

Join us for this year’s GIS Days Programming!

Wednesday, April 6 2022 - Friday, April 8 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Golda Meir Library Conference Center

This week, from April 6-8, UWM’s Golda Meir Library Conference Center will be hosting GIS Days. This year’s theme is “Empowering Communities Through GIS”. This year, the event is going to be a hybrid of in-person and online sessions.

On April 6th and 7th, virtual sessions will be available via Zoom. Topics include beginner map building, incorporating GIS into elementary school curriculum, and storytelling with maps. There will also be virtual meetups for those interested in various GIS-related topics. Several short talks will be held in person as well as a student poster session on April 8th.

Eva Reid, data manager for the Washington, DC Department of Health, will be the keynote speaker for the in-person portion of the event festivities. After noticing she was often the only woman in the departments she worked for, Reid started Eva Reid Consulting, an organization designed to coach women considering GIS and other STEM fields. Additionally, she served as adjunct associate professor at Northern Virginia Community College, teaching courses in geospatial studies.

The event is free, but registration is required, and space is limited. For more information or to register, check out the event page here:

UWM’s Center for Forensic Science Programs Works to Make Milwaukee Safer

Last month, Dr. Emily Middleton and forensics students Jana Plotkin and Lilly Perkins sat down for an interview with WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee’s NPR. Dr. Middleton heads the UWM Center for Forensic Science, which offers certificates in Death Investigation, Forensic Science,… Read More

Dawn Scher Thomae Wins Excellence Award at SAA 87th Annual Meeting

                    On Friday, April 1st, Dawn Scher Thomae, Co-Coordinator of the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program and Curator of Anthropology Collections at the Milwaukee Public Museum, accepted an award at this… Read More

UWM Alum Releases Open Access Edited Volume, “Critical Archaeology in the Digital Age.”

By Aislinn Sanders Kevin Garstki, lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, recently published his new work Critical Archaeology in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the 12th IEMA Visiting Scholar’s Conference through UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. Garstki, a… Read More

Department Colloquium: Dr. Melanie Beasley, April 8th 3:00PM

Friday, April 8 2022 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sabin Hall G28 located on the UW-Milwaukee campus next to the Klotche Center on the north side of campus.

On Friday, April 8th the Department of Anthropology will be holding its first in-person colloquium in Sabin Hall, room G28, at 3:00 PM. We have invited Dr. Melanie Beasley from Purdue University to speak about her current work with stable isotope analysis, see the abstract for her talk in the flyer below.

UWM Plans Big Presence at Upcoming SAA Annual Meetings in Chicago

        By Aislinn Sanders UWM Researchers are planning a big presence at this year’s 87th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). The meeting is the largest in the country and will take place in… Read More

Anthropology Student Union Colloquium 2022

Sunday, March 27 2022 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Sabin Hall G90

This year’s ASU Colloquium will be taking place on March 27th from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM in SAB G90 with a reception immediately following in the UWM Student Union Ballroom.

ASU 2022 Colloquium Program

Register Here