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Southeastern Native American Rituals

I guest-posted at the Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History about working in Mexico’s National Archive and some other under-utilized archives for colonial Spanish documents. If you’re interested in archives, do also check out Casey Schmitt’s post about … Continue reading

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Anthropology Commencement Schedule

Anthropology Diploma Ceremony Sunday May 15, 2016 1:30pm Jefferson Statue *rain site-Washington 201*     Anthropology Graduate Reception Sunday May 15, 2016 3:00pm Washington Hall 101

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Congratulations to our Stellar Students 2015-2016

We are so proud to announce that our students have been working hard in the Anthropology Department to cross some big items off their graduation checklist. Done and Done! Elizabeth Scholz and Tom Cuthbertson both successfully defended their master’s theses … Continue reading

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Teaching Outside Higher Ed Career Center Event

On Tuesday, David Pratt, American Studies PhD Candidate and Cohen Career Center Graduate Assistant, coordinated an event that caught my eye–Teaching Outside Higher Ed with an Arts & Sciences Graduate Degree. Three panelists discussed their roles and career trajectory in … Continue reading

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North African Andalusi Music Performance

Anthropology students and faculty helped fill Ewell Hall to claustrophobic heights on March 25 to listen to The William and Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble’s evening of North African Andalusi Music. This music, derived from medieval Muslim traditions in Southern … Continue reading

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Life, Work, Anthropology

Last Thursday night Martha Higgins, the library staff at Swem, and the Cohen Career Center tempted graduate and undergraduate students alike with pizza, cookies, and the chance to hear from alumni working outside academia. Here’s the lineup. ROBERT NELSON (American Studies Ph.D.) … Continue reading

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Anthropology Power, Foucault-style, at the 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The 15th annual Graduate Research Symposium was held in Sadler conference center on campus Friday and Saturday March 18th and 19th. There were over 150 poster and oral presentations by graduate students from William and Mary as well as 16 … Continue reading

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Rum and Hellfire from Across the Pond

 This week has been absolutely hectic, amazing, and full of a myriad of distinguished speakers from the University of Bristol, the History Department, as well as our own department. Monday, March 14 at 6pm (WASH101): Charlotte Goudge “Liquid Power: An Archaeological Excavation … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Plantation Animals

I am Jenna Carlson Dietmeier, a fifth-year PhD candidate.  My research is focused on the symbolic roles and husbandry of working animals on eighteenth-century Lowcountry and Chesapeake plantations. In my dissertation, I hope to illuminate how working animals were incorporated into the everyday … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 Events

Anthropology and History Brown Bags, Omohundro Talks, and other events Please feel free to add events or email Patrick Johnson with events to add Thursday, October 15th 2015: 6 PM SWEM Pizza & Data management Tuesday, October 20: 5:30-7 Career … Continue reading

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