5th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

The 5th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series took place in April 2014 and consisted of three lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. This year's series focused on life and work after graduation and was a great example of the series continued success.

Visiting Speakers:

April 2, Bach Pham
Title of Talk: "So, You're a What?: Preparing to Work as a Cultural Anthropologist in the Real World"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012), Concentration in Cultural Anthropology

April 9, Emma Browning
Title of Talk: "All Over the Place: Literally and Figuratively"
Year of Graduation and Degree: BA in Anthropology (2011), Double Major in Theatre Arts and Anthropology with a Concentration in Archaeology and a Minor in French

April 16, Lauren Souther
Title of Talk: "Cultural Resource Management: A Career in Archaeology"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012), Concentration in Bioarchaeology

Department News

On February 19th, the Department celebrated National Anthropology Day by hosting a public open house. Displays were presented in the labs, and mini-lectures and anthropology films were presented. 

The North Carolina Studies program hosted Dr. Christine Avenarius for her lecture "What sea-level rise? An ethnographic account of Dare, Tyrrell and Hyde County residents' observations about environmental change".

Check out the latest Department of Anthropology Spring 2015 newsletter highlighting some of our recent activities! Download a copy here.

 Linked by live video conferencing, Internet chat software and social media, ECU students were connected with their counterparts in different countries. Anthropology 1050: Global Understanding connected with Algerian students to discuss their cultures. Read the full article at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/news/globalclassroom.cfm

New edited volume from the British Archaeological Reports: Excavations in the Western Negev Highlands by Dr. Benjamin Saidel and Dr. Mordechai Haiman (Israel Antiquities Authority).

Discovery is a core characteristic of pirates at ECU! See our Anthropology summer field school student, Mansi Trivedi, explain some of the discoveries in Jordan on the latest ECU Values video.

 On Tuesday January 27, Dr. Bailey and three other professors shared the ins and outs of writing and publishing. This panel of authors answered questions about why they chose to write books, how they select their publishers, and how they balance teaching, research, and writing: offering advice for would-be authors based on personal experience.