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The Wenner-Gren Foundation has three major goals: to support significant and innovative anthropological research into humanity's biological and cultural origins, development, and variation; to foster the international community of research scholars in anthropology; and to provide leadership at the forefronts of the discipline.

"The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." – Ruth Benedict

CA coverThe Wenner-Gren Foundation in partnership with the University of Chicago Press is seeking applications for the position of Editor of Current Anthropology. The new Editor will begin to receive submissions on September 1, 2018 and take full responsibility for the journal on January 1, 2019. The Editor's term is six years from January 1, 2019, with a possibility of renewal for an addition partial or complete term. Read more...

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We are pleased to present a trailer and abstract for Dr. Maple Razsa who received a Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship to aid filmmaking on The Maribor Uprisings: An Interactive Documentary.

Wenner-Gren LogoFall 2017/Spring 2018 Monday Evening Lecture Series: "Angers, Aggressions, and Aspirations:  Anthropologists Speak Out About Repression, Democracy, and Empowerment". The first event will be September 25, 2017 when George Washington University's Ilana Feldman will present "The Refugee as a Political Figure for our Time".

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