Past Events

Thursday, November 1 2018 6:00 pm

Embattled Earth: Commodities,Conflict and Climate Change in the Indian Ocean

Amitav Ghosh, one of the most important novelists and essayists of our time, traces the entangled history of commodities, conflict and climate change in the Indian Ocean. Since the time of Vasco da Gama’s voyage, the Indian Ocean has been...

Saturday, October 20 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

International Archaeology Day

War, Peace, and the Feast: Conflict and Resolution in the Past War, Peace, and the Feast is a hands-on opportunity to experience the variety of ways that conflicts were contested, resolved, and prevented in the past as revealed in the...

Friday, October 19 2018 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Upside of Community Conflict: Milwaukee’s Riverwest Neighborhood – Dr. Evelyn Perry

Evelyn Perry is a proud Milwaukee native and Associate Professor of Sociology at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Colorado College and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University. Cities are...

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.