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Senior Gretchen Knoth Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia

Posted April 28, 2011
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After graduation, Gretchen Knoth ’11 will pack her bags for Indonesia, where she will spend a year teaching English to secondary-school children, supported by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Knoth, a double major in anthropology and Italian from Portland, Maine, started her Fulbright application in July 2010. The three-round application process, which begins with a […]

Senior Briana Bellamy Wins Grant to Establish Knowledge Exchange in Nepal

Posted March 31, 2011
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Civic-minded anthropology major Briana Bellamy ’11 will finally be able to put some of her ideas about social justice into practice next year, thanks to a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace Grant. The Davis Projects for Peace program awards grants to 100 students who have designed projects that aim to promote peace and address the […]

Exhibition Features Objects Collected by Arctic Anthropologist Frederica de Laguna

Posted January 27, 2011
photo of tupilaq monster carved of ivory

A special exhibition tells the story of professor Frederica de Laguna’s groundbreaking work as an archaeologist and ethnographer in the arctic

Bryn Mawr in the Media: BMC Anthropologist Contributes to Major Study of Early Hominid Skeleton

Posted October 2, 2009

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Denise F. Su co-authored one of a suite of papers about Ardipithecus ramidus, the earliest known hominid skeleton, that were published today in Science. The study was featured in The New York Times, National Geographic News, the BBC News, and numerous other media outlets. Su’s work focused on reconstructing the early […]

MacArthur Grantee Sherry Ortner ’62 to Lecture at BMC

Posted September 15, 2009

Sherry Ortner ’62, who is widely regarded as a “founding mother” of feminist anthropology, will return to Bryn Mawr next week to deliver a public lecture and meet with undergraduates in two Bryn Mawr courses. Her lecture, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. in Dalton 300, relates to her current ethnographic study of […]

Bryn Mawr in the Media:

Posted January 21, 2009
Visiting Assistant Professor Jill Rhodes

In Neanderthal Weaponry Lacked Projectile Advantage, reports on new research by Visiting Assistant Anthropology Professor Jill Rhodes and Steven E. Churchill of Duke University that addresses the question of when human hunters added long-range projectile weapons (those thrown overhead) to their arsenal and whether this was a hunting method also employed by Neandertals of […]

Reading Bones to Unlock Mysteries of the Evolution of Hunting and Warfare

Posted December 19, 2008
Visiting Assistant Professor Jill Rhodes

Read any good bones lately? Visiting biological anthropologist Jill Rhodes has, and they may provide some of the earliest evidence of when modern humans started doing something that would have been a pivotal development in the evolution of hunting and warfare—something we all take for granted: the overhead throw Read more »