Department of Anthropology

How did the ancient bubonic plague shape our immune systems today?

How did the ancient bubonic plague shape our immune systems today?

Can we look back at the most famous pandemic in history to learn something about our immune systems? Anthropology Prof. Fabian Crespo thinks so. He joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to talk about his study of the plague and Black Death.

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New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

An 1880s brick warehouse nestled in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood has been transformed into space for College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty to create art, honor and learn from history and develop partnerships for the future.

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Meagan Taylor (Anthropology) receives Virginia “Jenny” Madden Award

Meagan Taylor (Anthropology) receives Virginia “Jenny” Madden Award

Anthropology Graduate Student, Meagan Taylor, received the University-wide honor, the Virginia “Jenny” Madden Award in recognition of her leadership through service to her program, college, discipline, the University as a whole, and/or the community.

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Prof. Amanuel Beyin (anthropology) on human migration out of Africa

Prof. Amanuel Beyin (anthropology) on human migration out of Africa

Anthropology Prof. Amanuel Beyin takes students to Africa each summer to do research on how the earliest humans dispersed from that continent. He joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss human movements around Africa.

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Archaeology talks include look at Roman artifacts’ relocation to Louisville

Archaeology talks include look at Roman artifacts’ relocation to Louisville

How did artifacts from Roman tombs make it to Louisville? How did North Dakota villagers survive smallpox and carry on after the disastrous disease spread? Those are topics for an archaeology lecture series this fall at the University of Louisville.

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Food security activist to discuss ‘Big Hunger’

Food security activist to discuss ‘Big Hunger’

The author will discuss food insecurity, charities tasked with tracking it and the business of hunger.

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Prof. Andrew Zhao on fashion, women and small businesses in China

Prof. Andrew Zhao on fashion, women and small businesses in China

To many Americans, China's economy is still a bit of a mystery. UofL Professor of Anthropology Andrew Zhao has studied China's fashion industry, women in business, and small family businesses. Prof. Zhao joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to give us a window into the business culture in China.

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Borders, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Americas

Borders, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Americas

UofL is hosting a symposium "Borders, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Americas". History Professor Christine Ehrick says the March 27-28, 2018 forum will address DACA, sanctuary cities and other tough issues. Listen to Prof. Ehrick discuss the issue on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Anthropology M.A. student Mallory Cox wins fellowship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Anthropology M.A. student Mallory Cox wins fellowship at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Mallory Cox has been selected to receive a short-term fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama for this coming summer.

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Anthropology outreach to Louisville Youth Science Summit

Anthropology outreach to Louisville Youth Science Summit

Anthropology professors work with local middle school children at the Louisville Youth Science Summit.

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Meet Anthropology student Melissa Herndon MA '17

Meet Anthropology student Melissa Herndon MA '17

Melissa is a current graduate student in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on the understanding of how climate, environment, subsistence, and settlement patterns influence variations in stone tool technology.

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I think, therefore I DISCOVER

I think, therefore I DISCOVER

Prof. Beyin is currently researching the origins of early humans and early human behaviors. In this Q&A we find out about what lead him into Archeology as a field of study.

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