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The Wenner-Gren Foundation is committed to playing a leadership role in anthropology.   We help anthropologists advance anthropological knowledge, build sustainable careers, and amplify the impact of anthropology within the wider world. We dedicate ourselves to broadening the conversation in anthropology to reflect the full diversity of the field.

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

On September 21st the New York Academy of Sciences will be hosting a webinar entitled, “Making your Research Make a Difference: Designing a Strategy to Engage the Public with Social Media”. Kristina Baines, Associate Professor at Guttman Community College, “Director of Anthropology” at Cool Anthropology, and Victoria Costa, Creative Technologist, “Director of Cool” at Cool Anthropology will be speaking. Baird Campbell, Public Scholarship Graduate Assistant at Cool Anthropology, and Hannia Delgado, Social Media Manager at Cool Anthropology will be co-facilitating.

The lecture will begin at 6:30 EST. Click here to register.

Join Danilyn Rutherford, the President of the Wenner-Gren Foundation, along with other Wenner-Gren staff members, for a discussion of how to seek funding for your research in these tumultuous times. Danilyn will discuss everything from changes to the application questions to the meaning and ethics of research at a moment when anthropologists and those affected by their work are facing enormous challenges. She will also describe some of the new programs Wenner-Gren is launching to advance anthropological knowledge, amplify the impact of anthropology, address the precarity of anthropology and anthropologists, and promote an inclusive vision of the field. There will be lots of time for questions.

posterJoin us on September 23rd at 2:00 PM PST/5:00 PM EST for “The Case for Letting Anthropology Burn? Race, Racism, and Its Reckoning in American Anthropology”, a webinar sponsored by the UCLA Department of Anthropology Race, Racism, Policing and State Violence Committee and the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.

To register for this event click here.

posterOn Wednesday, September 2nd the Wenner-Gren Foundation co-sponsored the webinar, "Reclaiming the Ancestors: Indigenous and Black Perspectives on Repatriation, Human Rights, and Justice”.

Watch it now!

Webinar PosterStarting in September the Wenner-Gren Foundation will be sponsoring a new webinar series entitled, “Indigenous Peoples, Heritage and Landscape in the Asia Pacific: Knowledge Co-Production, Policy Change, and Empowerment“, co-sponsored by UCLA Asia Pacific Center, the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, The University of New England through the First Peoples Rights and Law Centre, and the National Cheng-chi University through the Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Sustainable Studies (CTPILS).

For more information about the series and how to register click here.

film stillThe Wenner-Gren Foundation is excited to share the trailer and blog post from Vanessa Wijngaarden who in 2017 received a Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship to aid filmmaking on Meeting ‘the Other’ In Maasailand: How We See Them, How They See Us.

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