2nd Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series

The 2nd Annual Anthropology Alumni Lecture Series consisted of five lectures given by previous students of the anthropology department. The guest speakers gave insight about the field of anthropology after graduation.

Visiting Speakers:

March 2, Peter Hauser
Title of Talk: " Graduate School and Business Anthropology"

March 16, Timothy Shortley
Title of Talk: " Teaching Anthropology & Biological Anthropology"

March 23, Matt Jorgenson
Title of Talk: "Practicing and Applied Archaeologist

March 30, Fiona Baxter
Title of Talk: "Institutional Planning Assessment & Applied Anthropology

April 6, Crystal Bowe
Title of Talk: " Being a Physician and Medical Anthropology

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.