4th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

The 4th Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series consisted of five lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. This year's series ran from March 20th until April 24th and was a great example of the series continued success.

Visiting Speakers:

March 20, Blake Wiggs
Title of Talk: "Anthropology and Education"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2008), MA in Teaching (2010)

April 3, Christine Andresen
Title of Talk: "Anthropologist in the Library: An Unexpected Adventure"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2007), MA in Library Science (2010)

April 10, Daryl Armour
Title of Talk: "My Experiences within CRM"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: MA in Anthropology (2012)

April 17, Kyle McCandless
Title of Talk: "Education and the Real World: Integration and Transitions"
Year of Graduation and Degree: MA in Anthropology (2012)

April 24, Dr. Cynthia Bellacero
Title of Talk: "From Archaeology to Administration: It Can Happen to You"
Year of Graduation and Degrees: BA in Anthropology (2011), MA in Anthropology (2004) - Concentration in Prehistoric Archaeology

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.