The Department of Anthropology extends its congratulations to five new PhDs.
Phebe Meyers has won the Peter Wallenstein Undergraduate Student Paper Award
The first annual Sutlive Book Prize in Historical Anthropology was awarded on April 10th.
U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01) announced on Jan. 29 that President Donald Trump has signed into law H.R. 984, the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017.
Jonathan Glasser, associate professor of anthropology at William & Mary, will be awarded the 2018 Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award at Charter Day on Feb. 9.
Professor Jenny Kahn recently spoke to students and faculty in the Asian-Pacific Islander American Studies program
Faculty authors in William & Mary’s Department of Anthropology have notched a number of recent honors.
PhD student Lauren Bridges gives a shout out to W&M on local TV
Barbara J. King is the author of "Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat," a sampling of the characteristics of the animals eaten by humans and an exploration of some of the reasons why vegans, vegetarians and reducetarians resist the temptations of eating flesh.
Colleen Truskey '17 has been selected as the student speaker for Commencement on May 13, in Kaplan Arena.
Awards and prizes earned by Anthropology grad students have been adding up!
Nine students from Prof. S. Balasundaram's Cultural Anthropology class submitted winning essays in a national competition.
A new minor in native studies officially began with the opening of the spring semester.
A Q&A with Martin Gallivan on "The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake"
Did you know there are heirloom pigs, just like heirloom tomatoes? Once you’ve bitten into a pork chop from a “Real Pig,” like an Ossabaw Island Hog, you’ll know why.
Ph.D. student Summer Moore will be honored at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 19 for her work studying European cloth fragments recovered from Hawaii.
Anthropology Department Graduate Student, Summer Moore, will be awarded the Excellence in Scholarship for the 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium for her research in Hawai’i.
Anthropology Department Graduate Student, Elizabeth Scholtz will be awarded the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Anthropology faculty member Dr. Jennifer Kahn was awarded the Rising Star Award from the Virginia State Council of Higher Education.
Two William & Mary professors have been recognized as 2016 recipients of Outstanding Faculty Awards by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Every year, the Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members.
Chancellor Professor of Anthropology Barbara J. King captivates an overflow audience in delivering the recent Tack Faculty Lecture on “Wild Grief/Untamed Love."
Scientist and author Barbara J. King will discuss the science of animal emotions at William & Mary’s Tack Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
A summer archaeological field school conducted by Professor of Anthropology Martin Gallivan explored Kiskiack, the site of an Indian town that was once part of the chiefdom of Powhatan, the father of Pocahontas.
Lecture honors Dr. Sutlive at the same time as serving as a model for one way of approaching COLL 300.
Alli Neff has won the William and Mary Chapter of the NAACP faculty award
Jenna Carlson wins best Student Poster Presentation at 2015 SAA!
The award of $30,000 must be applied to defray the cost of graduate school.
Barbara J. King spoke at a recent Capitol Hill briefing, part of a panel seeking an ethics-based review of ongoing psychological research at a National Institutes of Health laboratory that uses monkeys in experiments.
Marley Brown of the Anthropology Department was recently feted at a symposium held in his honor at the annual Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in Seattle.
A William & Mary archaeologist has been studying 1,000 years of the islanders’ methods of coping with life amid some rapidly changing ecosystems atop geologically unstable islands.
Richard Price Receives Premio Internacional Fernando Ortiz
This year's Altshuler Awards for summer research will help send two Anthropology students to Asia.
Meagan Victor and fourteen other Anthropology graduate students present at the 2014 Graduate Student Research Symposium
The Reves Center for International Studies has announced its 2014 faculty fellows: Paul Bhasin, Jennifer Kahn, Scott McCoy and Jeremy Stoddard.
Anthro alum Robert Mann discusses his wide ranging career in forensic investigation.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Christopher Wren Association, the Anthropology Department is the proud owner of a new binocular microscope.
Show featuring King's research on how animals grieve will air for a week beginning Oct. 12.
Students in the 2013 William & Mary summer study abroad program in Barbados uncovered artifacts and architectural evidence at the St. Nicholas Abbey sugar plantation.
The archaeological field school returned to Brown Hall this summer and found a pit that predates the founding of Williamsburg.
Zohra Beben, previously a visiting Asst. Professor in the Anthropology Dept, has been named Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program here at the College.
One point was made over and over again at the June 21 ceremonial signing of a conservation easement to protect Werowocomoco: American history did not begin with the 1607 landing of the Jamestown settlers.
The 'Open Access' movement seeks to change the relationship between researchers, publishers and readers.
Anthropology Chair Kathleen Bragdon works with New England Indians to renew tribal lands.
PhD candidate Oliver Mueller-Heubach co-curates a new exhibit at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
Former W&M undergrads report from around the world on their continuing primate research.
Why is it important to remain involved with the College?
Two visiting musicians from Morocco enliven Anthropology 470
Michael Blakey of the Anthropology Department recently attended the groundbreaking for the new Museum of African American Culture and History, followed by a White House reception.
Two long ago Americans bring us face to face with the past.
“It’s not every day you get to dig up an Indian school from the 1800s,” says Evan Rutherford '13. That’s one reason he jumped at the opportunity to join the College’s Archaeological Field School this summer—a decision that’s changed his future academic plans.
“Nothing we do out here is routine,” says Ph.D. Anthropology student Mark Kostro. “Archeology can open your eyes to experience a way of knowing things that you didn’t know before.”
Field school teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate Ashley Atkins uncovers her past at the historic 1723 Brafferton, a building originally designed to house the College’s Indian School.
College archaeologists partially unearth foundation they say looks to be the remains of “a fairly massive outbuilding” dating to the 18th century near the College's historic Wren Building.
The William & Mary community honored students of the Brafferton Indian School, housed at the College from 1723 until the Indian School was discontinued at the time of the Revolutionary War, with a special ceremony April 30.
Chancellor Professor Mary Voigt will retire at the end of the 2010-11 academic year, completing a distinguished tenure at the Department of Anthropology.
Anthropology student Brittany Fallon spends a summer observing chimpanzees in Tanzania -- and meets Jane Goodall!
New Anthropology faculty member Goetz Hoeppe's journey brings him to us via complex paths.
Anthropology faculty member Dr. Neil Norman is part of a team studying the African connections of one of Mobile's cemeteries.
Senior Allison Mickel participated in a summer research project that led to publication in a new scholarly journal.
Shannon Lee Dawdy is among 2010 class of MacArthur Fellows
Anthropology PhD candidate Stephanie Hasselbacher has won a grant enabling her to participate in a project to document and help protect an endangered American Indian language.
A $250,000 gift from Williamsburg residents Margaret Nelson Fowler and Roy Hock will endow a new graduate fellowship honoring renowned Jamestown archaeologist William Kelso.
Barbara King's new book examines the complex relationship that humans have formed with our fellow creatures.
If you missed the William & Mary faculty's observance of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, you can view Darwin Across the Disciplines on Channel 48. The symposium explores Darwin's influence across the spectrum of intellectual life.
Digging up the past isn't a favored pastime for most. But this summer a number of William and Mary undergraduates did just that, and they relished it.
Professor Michael Blakey's work as lead scientist at the New York African Burial Ground led to the designation of the site as a national monument. A memorial at the site was dedicated Oct. 5.
Once every month or two Barbara J. King boards a train to see a Washington, D.C., family she has been visiting for years. Mandara, Kuja and their offspring greet her with gestures and grunts each time she enters their house.
It was the best of times. Wahunsenacawh, also known as Chief Powhatan, had settled into a new capital town on a bay off what is now the York River.