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"Reflections on March 11, 2011: Japan's Disasters and their Aftermath" - AGSA Distinguished Lecture Series

In the wake of the triple disasters of March 11, 2011 which devastated the Tohoku region of Japan with a massive earthquake, an enormous set of tsunami, and the catastrophic failure of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor, both Japanese and foreign observers struggled to make sense of these events.  Bestor examines some ways in which Japanese culture frames disasters, and based on fieldwork in Tohoku in 2011 and 2012, how local meaning-making unfolds.

Dr. Bestor earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies  at Harvard University. His books include: Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society (edited with Victoria Bestor and Akiko Yamagata, 2011), Doing Fieldwork in Japan (2003), and Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (2004).

The Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) invites you to join the Department of Anthropology for our 13th annual Distinguished Lecture Series featuring cultrual anthropologist Dr. Thedodore Bestor. This event is free, and open to all. 

Date: 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
President's Room Singletary Center

AGSA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

Sponsor: Anthro Graduate Student Association

Dr. Theodore Bestor, Professor of Social Anthropology, Harvard U.  Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.  

Research Interests: Food systems and culture; the global fishing industry; the impact of the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation disasters on Japanese society as a whole; urban environments and infrastructures; Japan, East Asia, North Atlantic.  Book:  Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World (University of California, 2004).

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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The Department of Anthropology Archaeology Units: Integrating Research, Service, and Student Educational Opportunities

University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology Fall, 2013 Colloquium Series presents:

"The Department of Anthropology Archaeology Units: Integrating Research, Service, and Student Educational Opportunities." Presented by The Program for Archaeological Research/The William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology/Kentucky Archaeological Survey/Office of State Archaeology.

All are welcome! Following the talk, all are also welcome to reconvene at Pazzo's Pizza Pub (385 S Limestone St)!

Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall, Rm. 213
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Three Students Receive Fall Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Ana Garner, an anthropology major, will use the award to study in China. Gilman Scholarships are congressionally funded scholarships provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program.

Dept. of Anthropology Distinguished Lecture Series

 

Please join the Department of Anthropology February 15th from 4:30-6:00PM for the 2013 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Dr. Andrea Wylie.

Dr. Wylie is a biological and medical anthropologist whose research bridges across the disciplines of health, nutrition, biology, culture, and political economy. Her lecture, through a comparison of India and the United States, considers how milk, evolutionarily meant for infant consumption among mammals, has become a globalized food for all ages.

Reception directly following until 7:00 PM. This event is open to all.

Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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UK Archaeologist Helps Unearth Hatfield and McCoy Artifacts

A notorious feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky is once again making national news, but this time it is hitting a little closer to home. A discovery of artifacts associated with patriarch Randall McCoy’s home and site of an infamous 1888 attack were confirmed by Kim McBride, a historic archaeologist with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey, a joint partnership with the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

"Freedom from Camps": Housing and Power in the Experience of Sri Lankan Long-term Refugees in India

 

 

The Anthropology Department Presents:  

"Freedom from Camps": Housing and Power in the Experience of Sri Lankan Long-term Refugees in India, with Dr. Sasikumar Balasundaram

Friday, January 11th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM in Lafferty 213

This event is open to all. 

 

Date: 
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Lafferty 213

My Old Kentucky Road

Roads are products of the places they wind through and have rich histories that modern drivers often ignore. Travelers have not always been able to take them for granted, however, particularly in the mountainous regions of Appalachia in the days before cars.

Stones of Fire and Sky: A Social History of Ancient Maya Lithic Artifacts

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 5:28pm to 6:28pm
Location: 
Room 108 of Lafferty Hall
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