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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

Laurence RalphThe Wenner-Gren Foundation and the University of Chicago Press are delighted to announce the selection of Laurence Ralph to serve as Current Anthropology’s next editor.

Image 1While a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Jane Lynch received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in 2010 to aid research on “Fashioning Value: Materiality, Cloth, and Political Economy in India,” supervised by Dr. Webb Keane.  In 2016 Dr. Lynch received an Engaged Anthropology Grant which allowed her to return to the field and carry out her project, “Beyond Art and Labor: Representing the Everyday Politics of Weaving in India”.

Paul WolfframThe flow of great content continues from our Fejos fellows! Dr. Paul Wolffram was awarded a Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2014 to aid filmmaking on What Lies That Way? We are proud to share the following trailer and blog post for his project.

Gesture Conference PhotoSummer is upon us and we're excited to kick off the season with four Wenner-Gren supported conferences in July:

  • Eighth Conference Of the The International Society For Gesture Studies: Gesture And Diversity
  • World Council Of Anthropological Associations Biennial Conference
  • 18th World Congress of IUAES World (Of) Encounters: The Past, Present And Future Of Anthropological Knowledge
  • Twelfth International Conference On Hunting And Gathering Societies (CHAGS 12)

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