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News

In the Media: Alum Bellorado, Faculty Featured in Piece about LTRR

The Summer 2020 issue of American Archaeology includes an article featuring photos of Jeffery Dean (Affiliated Professor Emeritus), Professor Ron Towner and recent Ph.D. graduate Benjamin Bellorado, and a photo by alum Rebecca Renteria (M.A. 2017). “This article nicely blends the history of the [Laboratory of Tree Ring Research] and dendrochronology, with a primer in tree-ring applications, and provides an overview of some of the on-going... Read more

Stoffle to Present During Journal Issue Launch

To celebrate the launch of the 15th issue of the International Journal of Intangible Heritage—and the 15-year anniversary of its founding—the journal will present a two-part webinar series commencing on 15 July 2020. School of Anthropology and BARA Professor Rich Stoffle will be presenting in one of the... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

6/19/2020

Mark Nichter Explores the Pandemic in Anthropology News

The latest issue of the AAA’s Anthropology News includes an essay by Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter. “Engaging the Pandemic: How One Medical Anthropologist Is Boosting Our Capacity to Understand and Contend with COVID-19” (pp. 3–7) explores the practical collaborations a medical anthropologist can contribute during lockdown. ... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 19, 2020

Mark Nichter Explores the Pandemic in Anthropology News

The latest issue of AAA’s Anthropology News includes an essay by Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter. “Engaging the Pandemic: How One Medical Anthropologist Is Boosting Our Capacity to Understand and Contend with COVID-19” (pp. 3–7) explores the practical collaborations a medical anthropologist can contribute during lockdown.... Read more

Message of Solidarity and Call to Action

Dear UA Anthropology Community,

The School of Anthropology stands in solidarity with the millions of people around the world who have spoken out, taken to the streets, and raised their fists in condemnation of white supremacy. We are in solidarity with those who have suffered exclusions and violence not just in recent weeks, but across the long history of the United States and around the world. Black Americans have endured centuries of brutality at the hands of the state, and in the... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

6/11/2020

SoA 2020 Graduate Compares Today’s Pandemic with Ancient Plagues

As we told you in the last issue of Anthro News, upon returning from Spring Break, the scheduled topic in Eleni Hasaki’s course ANTH 313, Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity, was “ancient plagues.” To recap, the students read the ancient eye witness accounts of three major plagues: the Athenian plague in Classical Athens (430, 426 BCE) described in Thucydides’... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

6/11/2020

Hasaki Featured in UANews Article “From Social Distancing to Disinformation, COVID-19 Shows How History Repeats”

Eleni Hasaki (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics) is featured in a UANews piece released this past week—we like to think that it’s at least in part because of our “Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic Series”! You may recall that last week the segment featured an essay by one of Dr. Hasaki’s “Health and... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

6/5/2020

Irene Romano Compares Pandemics: Current and Ancient

On June 5, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., School of Anthropology Professor Irene Bald Romano delivered an online lecture presented by the Arizona State Museum titled “The Lives of Two Ancient Pandemics and Their Modern Resonance.” The topic is one that was visited by... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

6/5/2020

Anthro Honors Student Compares Ancient Pandemics with Current One

Several of the SoA faculty incorporated the current pandemic in their Spring semester courses. Upon returning from Spring Break, the scheduled topic in Eleni Hasaki’s (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Classics) course ANTH 313, Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity, was “ancient plagues.” No one predicted that it would turn out to be so timely. The students... Read more

Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

5/22/2020

Med Anth Student Writes about COVID-19

Instead of a final essay, this semester Associate Professor Eric Plemons asked students in his Medical Anthropology course to submit an autoethnographic project reflecting on their personal experience of the pandemic. The format was completely open—Dr. Plemons received drawings, photographs, vlogs, and journal-style writings. School of Anthropology Director Diane Austin asked if we might feature one of these... Read more

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