Anthropology Department News
New faculty, more guest speakers, Anthro news
The UNCW Anthropology Department is happy to announce that Dr. Hikmet Kocamaner, presently a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, has accepted our offer of employment, and will be an Assistant Professor teaching here beginning in Fall 2017! For those of you who were unable to attend any of the events with Dr. Kocamaner, he is a cultural anthropologist specializing in Islam, secularization, and the family in Turkey and the Middle East—this has also led him to an interest the perception of Syrian refugees in Turkey.
Summer and Fall Registration opens April 3, so please meet with your advisors beforehand to stay on track with your classes. Anthropology Departmental Commencement will be Saturday, May 6 @ 3:30 in Fisher Union Azalea Coast Room.
Dr. Christopher D. Lynn, University of Alabama, led an informative coffee break with some of our students and the Anthropology Club members on March 14, ahead of his guest lecture. There was also a great turn out to his Tattoos speaking engagement.
Next up, we have a lecture about the Archaeology of Piracy with Dr. Charles Ewen in April. Please see lecture series page for details.
Anthropology Day 2017, Darwin Day 2017, and guest lecture coming this month
Come celebrate Anthropology Day February 16th, 2017 in the Applied Learning room (OS 1018) for pizza + fun, 11:30-2:30. Share some food with friends and reflect on how much fun Anthropology is!
Anthropology Club celebrated another successful Darwin Day on February 7th, with over 150 attendees. There was a plethora of information given in the lightning talks from multiple professors and scholars, and Dr. Robinson and Dr. Howells, dressed as peppered moths, made sure to entertain the crowd throughout the evening.
On Tuesday, February 28, John Mintz, Deputy State Archeologist, will be giving a talk on Battlefield Archaeology at 5:30 PM in Kenan 1111. Mr. Mintz has worked at the Office of the State Archaeologist since 1998, and has considerable experience in battlefield archaeology, remote sensing, archaeological conservation, and public outreach. He represents a huge amount of practical archaeological knowledge about a number of fields, including who is hiring in archaeology in the area. If you are at all interested in archaeology, you should seriously consider attending.
The advising period for Summer and Fall 2017 will begin around March 20—you have about a month to think about classes, independent studies, Honors projects, and internships! Please contact Dr. Reber if you’re interested in one of our internships, which are posted at field school and internships page ! We also have new sites at Feast Down East, the Interfaith Refugee Ministry, and are working with the Historic Wilmington Foundation to set up another new site.
Applications for Lambda Alpha membership are due March 3—details are posted on here. For those of you who are already members of Lambda Alpha, you could consider applying for the Lambda Alpha scholarship, a merit-based $5000 award! Details are on the Lambda Alpha page, and then contact Dr. Reber if you’re interested.
Congratulations to our Fall 2016 graduates! Also new field school opportunities, and more
Graduates, see you on Saturday for the Anthropology Commencement ceremony, December 10, 2016 @ 11AM Clocktower Lounge, and of course later at the CAS Commencement @ 1PM Trask Coliseum, Congratulations to Amanda Payne for receiving the Sabella award this semester.
We have another guest lecturer coming on February 28 @ 5:30, see our lecture series page for details.
The Anthropology Dept has new field schools and internship opportunities for spring and summer 2017, please check the field school & internships page for information.
Fall 2016 is here, welcome back everyone!
Anthropology Club will be meeting soon, please check out their Facebook page for more information, join up, and take part in Anthropology happenings around campus and beyond. We will have a guest speaker in October, Dr. Sarah Horton, who is a medical anthropologist that is well-established in the field of migrant farmworker health. She will be doing a public talk Thursday, October 13 @ 5:30pm in CI1008.
Also please check out Doug Owsley, Forensic Anthropologist, on Saturday, Oct. 8 10a.m. at Murrow Hall in NC Maritime Museum at Southport for "Forensic Identification of the Crew of the Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley"