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Forensic Anthropology and Disaster Management

Submitted 14 November 2014 by Henk Leijenhorst, NFI Academy

This course focuses on forensic anthropology and disaster management, and combines theoretical background with elaborate practical training.

Standard forensic anthropological procedures will be discussed, as well as new developments in the respective fields. The goal of this course is to provide both practicing beginner and experienced medico-legal experts insight and training in the field of forensic anthropology.

Organizing committee: B. Kubat PhD MD; R. Gerretsen MSc MD and M. van Wijk MSc.

Target group: Practicing medico-legal experts (beginners and experts) Duration: Three successive days Number of participants: 30-40 Course location and dates: NFI Field Lab, The Hague; 15-17 april 2015 ...

Committee on Diversity Women’s Initiative Early-Career Women’s Professional Development Workshops

Submitted 13 November 2014 by Committee on Diversity Women's Initiative

Announcing the American Association of Physical Anthropologists Committee on Diversity Women’s Initiative Early-Career Women’s Professional Development Workshops Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Saint Louis, MO

Morning session: 8:00am -12:00pm OR Afternoon session: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Luncheon open to all participants: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This half-day workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by early career women physical anthropologists and offer practical tools and resources to help women scholars in the early stages of their careers strategically navigate their paths forward. As part of this workshop, participants will hear from colleagues who will present ...

Richard Bribiescas Deputy Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity

Submitted 10 November 2014 by Karen Rosenberg

Richard Bribiescas

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Richard Bribiescas, Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Anthropology Department, will assume the position of Deputy Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.  The new position will formally start on January 1, 2015, but Rick will begin to advise me on these matters immediately. The responsibility for faculty diversity and development has historically been part of a larger portfolio of one of the deputy provosts, and I wanted now to devote a deputy provost position fully to these important issues.

Rick has been part of the faculty at Yale since 1998.  He ...

Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, UWM's anthropological journal, is now accepting papers for our seventh volume, to be published in the Spring.

Submitted 6 November 2014 by Lindsey Jo Helms Thorson

Dear Anthropology Students,

Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee’s anthropological journal, is now accepting submissions for our seventh volume, to be published in the spring. The preliminary deadline for early editorial feedback is December 1, 2014. The final deadline is January 15, 2015.

If you have been working on original anthropological research and are interested in gaining experience in publishing a paper, Field Notes is an ideal opportunity to receive serious peer review and to publish in a journal recognized by the Library of Congress. We accept submissions from undergraduates and graduates from all disciplines, but all ...

Information about new anthopological field schools 2015

Submitted 5 November 2014 by THE SANISERA ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE for International Field Schools

Our commitment is to promote Archaeology in its different aspects of research, training, and conservation, with a basic and clear purpose: to involve anyone from around the world who wishes to gain access to this scientific field. Sanisera is an international archaeological organization whose main aim is that of promoting and developing research , so that our current and future generations can be enriched by culture and education in this field.

We are not only in Spain, but we also have courses in Greece, Portugal, France, UK, Croatia, Turkey and Italy. We offer students more than 25 courses that can enrich ...

Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School

Submitted 3 November 2014 by Ann Margvelashvili

Dmanisi Paleoanthropology Field School (DPFS) is a four-week field course in paleoanthropology at the site of Dmanisi, Georgia, offered annually by Georgian National Museum and University of Zurich. DPFS is a combination of theoretical course work and practical training. By the end of the course students will choose a research project and prepare final presentations. The Field School is open to young scientists, archaeology and anthropology students. The school is held at the Dmanisi Paleolithic site (village of Patara Dmanisi, 80 km from Tbilisi, Dmanisi Region, East Georgia) and students are accommodated in the camp near the archaeological site.

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