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

SAPIENS Talk Back PosterMark your calendar for January 26th when the Archaeology Centers Coalition and RadioCIAMS present “SAPIENS Talk Back”: eight conversations with students and scholars that expand upon the insights of Season 4 of the SAPIENS podcast. In extended discussions, we explore new perspectives on how Black and Indigenous voices are changing how archaeology tells its stories, and just as importantly, who tells them.

webinar posterOn February 17th, 12:00 PM Pacific Time, the Archaeological Centers Coalition will present: How to Build a Career and a Life in Archaeology: Tips from the Hired and Hirers for BIPOC Archaeologists. A panel of three persons who hire and three persons who were recently hired discuss their experiences and offer advice in break-out rooms.

To register for this event click here.


On January 31st, 6:30 PM, Eastern Time, the New York Academy of Sciences will host, “Choreographies of Care in Family and Community”. Dr. Marjorie Goodwin will be the featured speaker and Dr. Asta Cekaite will act as the discussant.

To register for this event click here.

NYAS Lecture Series Poster 2022Save the dates! The New York Academy of Sciences lecture series continues starting on January 31st, 6:30 PM Eastern Time, when Dr. Marjorie Goodwin will present, “Choreographies of Care in Family and Community”.

Niloofar HaeirWe’re excited to share the news that the Middle East Studies Association has awarded former Wenner-Gren Advisory Council member Niloofar Haeri the 2021 Fatema Mernissi Book Award for her book, Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer, and Poetry in Iran.

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