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Topic: anthropology

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, the department will offer seven concentration tracks, including medical and linguistic anthropology.

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Anthropology concentration to undergo changes

April 17, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Anthropology will add tracks to its concentration and begin implementing changes to the curriculum in the 2019-20 academic year, said Andrew Scherer, associate professor of anthropology and director of undergraduate studies.

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology plans to move its collection to a new Providence location. Most of the collection is currently stored in Bristol on land that will soon be transferred into a land trust.

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Haffenreffer Museum begins complete inventory of one million objects

March 7, 2019 1 comment

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s current Providence location within Manning Hall presently houses 99 objects — approximately 0.001 percent of its collection — and has no facilities for long-term storage.

CCC discusses combining Watson concentrations

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CCC discusses combining Watson concentrations

February 27, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Edward Steinfeld P’20 presented a draft proposal that would combine the Institute’s three concentrations — development studies, international relations and public policy — at yesterday’s College Curriculum Council meeting.

An Alaskan Kobuk River birch-bark kayak is one of the artifacts on display in the exhibit “Northern Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology" at the Haffenreffer Museum.

Arts & Culture

Haffenreffer honors Arctic archaeologist’s legacy

October 26, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The new exhibit is titled “Northern Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.”