The Department of Anthropology at the College of William & Mary offers strong programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Our faculty and focus reach around the world, fostering an interdisciplinary culture, with long-standing links to American Studies, History, Music, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. We offer course work in all four subfields of anthropology and in all the major geographic areas of the world. Recently, the Department began participating in a new minor in Native Studies. In addition, the College has approved a new program in Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA), which may of interest to Anthropology students -- see this news article for more information.
Established in 2017 at William and Mary in honor of one of the key early members of the department, the prize goes to the best book published in the prior year, in any discipline, that makes use of anthropological perspectives in order to examine historical contexts and/or the role of the past in the present. This year's winner is Gísli Pálsson's The Man Who Stole Himself: The Slave Odyssey of Hans Jonathan.