Past Events

Friday, October 12 2018 3:30 pm

UWM Anthropology Colloquium series

Friday October 12, 2018
Abducted Indonesian Mortuary Objects: Museums in the Era of Heritage-Consciousness
Join us at 3:30pm in Sabin G28 for a talk by Professor Kathleen M. Adams, Islamic World Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago.

Sunday, September 30 2018 3:00 pm

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Dr. Ernie Boszhardt

Sunday, September 30, 3 PM, Sabin Hall G90 Abstract Coinciding with the dawn of the Middle Mississippian Culture at the ancient city of Cahokia nearly 1,000 years ago, a group canoed over 500 miles up the Mississippi River to establish...

Saturday, April 28 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Power, Politics, & Institutions: The Anthropology Student Union Annual Colloquium

Sunday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
UWM Sabin Hall

The UWM Anthropology Student Union is proud to announce this year’s annual student colloquium with the theme of Power, Politics & Institutions. In an effort to pursue greater inter- and multidisciplinary academic exchange, the colloquium is open to students outside of the field of anthropology. If you have been or currently are working on research related to any or all of these three themes, we encourage you to participate.

Wednesday, April 18 2018 4:00 pm

Luar na Lubre: a Musical Voyage from Celtic Galicia to Latin America

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 4:00 pm
UWM Curtain Hall 175

The Department of Anthropology is excited to be co-organizing a night of music and stories by Bieito Romero; a composer, musician and member of well-known Galician folk band, Luar na Lubre. The event will take place on the UWM campus in Curtain Hall 175 on April 18th at 4:00 PM. The event is free and all are welcome.

Sunday, April 15 2018 3:00 pm

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Dr. Kasia Szpakowska

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
UWM Sabin Hall G90

Kasia Szpakowska is Associate Professor of Egyptology at the University of Swansea, and Director of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K BCE. Her research interests are the demonology of ancient Egypt, the archaeology of religion and ritual figures, Egyptian extra-temple ritual and religious practices, gender and daily life in the Late Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom, and dreams and nightmares in ancient Egypt. She is also conducting the experimental archaeology Ancient Egyptian Cobra Project.

Friday, March 30 2018 3:30 pm

Anthropology Colloquium: Professor Bill Green

Professor Bill Green specializes in North American archaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnology. He currently studies Woodland communities occupied 1000-2000 years ago in the Mississippi River valley.  His research has been funded by the Ho-Chunk Nation Cultural Resources Division, the National Science Foundation, and the National Geographic Society. 

Friday, March 9 2018 3:30 pm

Anthropology Colloquium: Dr. Leila Porter

Professor Porter is a biological anthropologist who studies primate behavior and ecology. Her research focuses on South American monkeys, particularly small-bodied tamarins, marmosets, and callimicos. She has studied diet, habitat use, and parental care, and the evolution of social behavior among primates. Professor Porter participates in on-going field research and conservation efforts in the tropics of Bolivia.

Sunday, March 4 2018 3:00 pm

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture: Dr. Adam Rabinowitz

Adam Rabinowitz is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Texas, and also Assistant Director of the Institute of Classical Archaeology there. His research interests are Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, archaeology of daily life, and digital approaches to archaeology. He is a field archaeologist with twenty-five years of archaeological field experience at Greek, Roman, and Byzantine sites in Italy, England, Israel, Tunisia, and Ukraine, and has published extensively.

Friday, March 2 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Fitting Archaeology into a Multidisciplinary Grand Challenge Program: “Planet Texas 2050”

Professor Rabinowitz studies Greek colonization, cultural interaction, ancient food and drink, archaeology of daily life, and digital approaches to archaeology. He has also several digital humanities projects about the Classical past funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Monday, February 19 2018 7:00 pm

Wisconsin Archaeological Society Talk: Dr. Richard W. Edwards

Late Prehistoric of the Great Lakes region was a time of significant cultural and environmental shifts. The relatively sudden arrival of Middle and Upper Mississippian material culture in the archaeological record is associated with cooling temperatures, fluctuating rainfall, aggregated populations, and a significant reliance on agricultural foods.These changes brought new challenges, particularly associated with food security. The research presented here explores the ways that these risks were mitigated in the Koshkonong Locality of southeastern Wisconsin, and how these strategies affected daily life and both inter and intragroup politics.