anthropology

Negotiating Life: Resilience in an Era of the China Dream

Ecological practices of daily life have taken on new urgency and approaches as consumer citizens increasingly voice awareness of environmental sustainability in China. This lecture will focus on "everyday ecologies"--personal engagement with social and material worlds to negotiate well-being. 

Prof. Nancy Chen is Chair of the Anthropology Department and an affiliate of East Asian Studies and Feminist Studies at UC/Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Chinese biotechnology, food and medicine, and alternative healing practices. She is author or editor of six books, including China Urban

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the UK Confucius Institute.

Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Whitehall Classroom Building 106

Negotiating Life: Resilience in an Era of the China Dream

Ecological practices of daily life have taken on new urgency and approaches as consumer citizens increasingly voice awareness of environmental sustainability in China. This lecture will focus on "everyday ecologies"--personal engagement with social and material worlds to negotiate well-being. 

Professor Nancy Chen is Chair of the Anthropology Department and an affiliate of East Asian Studies and Feminist Studies at UC/Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Chinese biotechnology, food and medicine, and alternative healing practices. She is author or editor of six books, including China Urban

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the UK Confucius Institute. 

 

Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm
Location: 
White Hall Classroom Building Rm 106

Rayna Rapp - Banking on DNA: Thinking About New Genetic Tests in Comparative Context

16th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

October 21, 2016 Anthropology Graduate Student Association College of Arts and Sciences University of Kentucky

Meinarti: the 1500 year history of a Nubian village told by stratigraphy

Meinarti wine press

Date: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Location: 
Lafferty Hall Room 108
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SWAP Talk with Kathryn Engle and Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth, 2016 Recipients of Eller & Billings Student Research Awards

This SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) event will feature talks by two recipients of 2016 UK Appalachian Center Eller and Billings Student Research Awards.  Kathryn Engle presents Stinking Creek Stories: Life, Agriculture, and Community in Rural Southeastern Kentucky; Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth presents "You can make a tree sing: that's the magic": Musical Instrument Makers and the Re-enchantment of Livelihood and Material in West Virginia.  Both awardees are UK Graduate Students.  This is a free event for UK Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center

SWAP Talk: Mental Distress and Surplus Populations in Upstate South Carolina

Please, join us at the UK Appalachian Center as we welcome Henry Bundy for a SWAP (Sharing Work on Appalachia in Progress) Talk on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This talk is entitled Mental Distress and Surplus Populations In Upstate South Carolina.  Henry was one of our 2015 recipients of the Eller & Billings Student Research Awards, and this talk is about his current research project which has been funded, in part, by the award. This is a free event for students, faculty, and staff; we welcome you!

 

Date: 
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
UK Appalachian Center

UK Archaeologists Protect and Restore Precious Artifacts Found in Mammoth Cave During Extensive Underground Renovations

Peachy-Keen: Tracing the Introduction of Peaches (Prunus persica) into the Americas

This talk demonstrates how plant remains can be used to trace food pathways in the modern day. The plant is peaches and the talk will examine pits recovered from a Mission period archaeological site located on Sapelo Island, one of the Georgia Sea Islands, where UK Dept of Anthropology archaeologist Dr. R. Jefferies is conducting excavations and research.

Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Whitehall Classroom Building Rm. 102
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