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Monday, April 25th join us at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Lecture Series. Nathaniel J. Dominy, Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, will be presenting “Mummified Baboons and the Biology of Apotheosis”.

Monday, March 28th at 7PM, the Wenner-Gren Foundation will host another great New York Academy of Sciences lecture, with Princeton University’s Eben Kirksey sharing his work. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Wenner-Gren Symposium #153 on “Human Colonization of Asia in the Late Pleistocene" will be held March 18-24, 2016, at Tivoli Palacio de Seteais in Sintra, Portugal. The conference is organized by Christopher Bae (University of Hawai'i at Manoa), and Michael Petraglia and Katerina Douka, both of Oxford University.

This upcoming Monday, February 29th, 7PM, the Wenner-Gren Foundation will host another great New York Academy of Sciences lecture, with Monmouth University’s Richard Veit sharing his recent research in multispecies ethnography. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The first NYAS lecture of 2016 is a big one! The New York Academy of Science and the Wenner-Gren Foundation welcome William Harcourt-Smith (American Museum of Natural History) and Scott Williams (New York University) to discuss one of the biggest anthropology stories of last year, and perhaps even this century. Wenner-Gren President, Leslie C. Aiello, will act as discussant.

PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required to attend the lecture.

Please join us 7PM Monday, November 30 for the third installment of this season's NYAS Anthropology Section's Lecture Series as we welcome Dr. Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Columbia Center for Palestine Studies.

For the next NYAS Anthropology Section lecture this coming Monday, October 26th at 7pm, the Wenner-Gren Foundation welcomes Dr. Stephen W. Silliman from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr Silliman's presentation will explore some potential answers to questions concerning anthropological understanding of colonialism and indigeneity in the Americas, using an example of a collaborative archaeological project since 2003 between the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation, a Native American community in Connecticut that has occupied its reservation lands since 1683.

Wenner-Gren Symposium #152 on “Fire and the Genus Homo" to be held October 16-22, 2015, at Tivoli Palacio de Seteais in Sintra, Portugal. The conference is organized by Francesco Berna and Dennis Sandgathe, archaeologists at Simon Fraser University.

The NYAS Anthropology Section lecture series returns to Wenner-Gren for another great season of speakers! We kick off the 2015-2016 slate with Columbia’s Audra Simpson on Monday, September 28. 

On Wednesday, April 1st, Dr. Anna Tsing (Anthropology Department, University of California - Santa Cruz, and Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark) will be presenting the next New York Academy of Sciences, Anthropology Section Lecture at the Wenner-Gren Foundation offices.  Please join us for this special, mid-week edition of our popular lecture series.