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

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Adrienne Kaeppler

By Aislinn Sanders On March 5th, 2022, American anthropologist Adrienne Kaeppler died in Washington D.C. She was 86 years old. Milwaukee-born Kaeppler got her bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Music at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee before moving to Honolulu… Read More

Bettina Arnold Interviewed for Drinking With the Dead Article

By Aislinn Sanders Bettina Arnold was recently featured in an in depth article about ancient brewing for the popular blog, Good Beer Hunting. Bettina currently teaches the course ANTHRO 312: The Past on Tap, The Archaeology of Fermented Beverages. The… Read More

We’re Hiring! Assistant/Associate Visiting Professor in Bioarchaeology

Click Here to Apply! Official Job Title ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE VISITING PROFESSOR Working Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE VISITING PROFESSOR Position Number 02301698 Division College of Letters and Science Department B4872 ANTHROPOLOGY Position Type Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Fixed Term/Project, Teaching FLSA Status Exempt… Read More

Celebrating Feminist Anthropology on International Women’s Day

Celebrating Feminist Anthropology on International Women’s Day By Aislinn Sanders In honor of this holiday, we will be highlighting the history of Feminist anthropology. The discipline did not gain notoriety until the mid-1970s. In these early days, the aim of… Read More

Watch: Dr. Dawn Scher Thomae Discusses Her Inspiring Work at the MPM

AAA Releases Apology to Indigenous Community

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has released a statement today acknowledging the damaging behaviors of Anthropology in the past. It seeks to heal old wounds and promises to reform the power dynamics between the discipline and indigenous communities. Read the… Read More

UWM Anthropology Field School Featured in latest UWM Report

Anthropology field school teaches students how to unearth the past For more information about this summer’s field school follow the link to the school’s blog!

Reimagining Leadership Through Games

Thursday, November 11 2021 6:30 PM

Honors House

As part of the Honors College’s efforts to make the HC a more radically welcoming and equitable space, the Equity Team and the Digital Cultures Collaboratory are hosting a game night designed to foster deeper conversations about the nature and practice of leadership and the exercise of power.

Rather than simply reproducing traditional conceptions of leadership that often involve hierarchical, top-down power structures, we seek to question those old models in order to reimagine something new and more just. We will experiment with these ideas in practice by playing a tabletop, role-playing game (The Quiet Year) designed to foster these important discussions and build these skills.

The face-to-face version of this event will take place on the evening of Nov. 11 in Honors House (beginning at 6:30 p.m.) The online version will take place on the evening of Nov. 12. There are a limited number of seats available and only open to students in the Honors College. Priority registration for BIPOC and first-gen students through Oct. 23rd. Future events will be open for non-honors students, so stay tuned!

Check out the Zoom info session for more information!

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Upcoming AIA Lecture, October 17th

Sunday, October 17 2021 3:00 PM

This Sunday, October 17th, the Archaeological Institute of America-Milwaukee Society will be hosting a free online lecture by Lesley A. Gregoricka titled, “Aridity and Adaptation among Arabian Bronze Age Communities:  Investigating Mobility and Climate Change Using Isotope Analysis”.

See below flyer for more information or visit