• A little boy from an Amzonian indigenous community curiously looks through the wood wall at a group of adults talking inside a local house. (Checamo, Colombia)
    Carlos Del Cairo.

  • A dramatic skyline. (Uxmal, Mexico)
    Ben McMahan

  • A man tests the latest batch of sugar cane, being boiled into a sugary froth. (East Java, Indonesia)
    Jonathan McLeod

  • A woman sells bulk merchandise at a large indoor market near Chinatown. (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
    Dana Osborne

     

The School of Anthropology is one of the highest ranking schools in the country for the pursuit of Anthropological Studies.

Well respected by researchers throughout the world, it is home to a diverse community of anthropologists who study all aspects of human life, from our hominid origins millions of years ago to the vast diversity of populations living in the world today.

University of Arizona Anthropology Centennial

Sabbagh Lecture Coming Up Soon!

It’s nearly time for the 24th Annual Sabbagh Lecture, which will be given by Professor Steven Caton, the Khaled bin Abdullah bin Abdurahman Al Saud Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. Professor Caton’s talk, titled “Oasis, Coast, and Mountain: Land/Waterscapes of Culture and History in the Arabian Gulf,” will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, at the Tucson Marriott University Park. The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. More information is available here.
 
The Sabbagh Lectures are made possible through the generosity of Drs. Entisar and Adib Sabbagh and focus on the Arab cultures of the Middle East from an anthropological perspective. Dr. Entisar (Vivi) Sabbagh is a Ph.D. graduate of the UA School of Anthropology, and Dr. Adib Sabbagh is a Tucson cardiac surgeon.
 
To accompany the Sabbagh Lecture this year, on Wednesday, February 24, the Loft Cinema will offer a special screening of the 1962 film, “Lawrence of Arabia.” Professor Caton is the author of a book on the subject and will provide an introduction and expert commentary. This special event is open to the public and will begin at 6:00 p.m. (For tickets and information please click here. A second showing of the film will be held on Saturday, February 27, at noon.
 
University of Arizona students, staff, and faculty are invited to a special Master Seminar, “Anthropology of Film Industries,” with Professor Caton on Friday, February 26, at 2:00 pm in the Anthro Commons, Haury 313. We also have some slots available for students or faculty to meet with Professor Caton. If you are interested in a meeting, please email Catherine Lehman. We look forward to seeing you at these special events!
 

 

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