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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.

Join us in the Wenner-Gren Foundation offices on Monday, March 23rd at 7pm for the next installment of New York Academy of Science, Anthropology Section’s lecture series, when we welcome Dr. Sophia Perdikaris (Brooklyn College-City University of New York) presenting “Living in the Anthropocene: Long-Term Human Ecodynamics in Barbuda, West Indies,” with Dr. Pam Crabtree (New York University) serving as lecture discussant.

Wenner-Gren Symposium #151, “New Media, New Publics?" will be held in Sintra, Portugal at the Tivoli Palacio de Seteais Hotel, and is organized by Charles Hirschkind (University of California, Berkeley), Maria José de Abreu (University of Amsterdam/ICI Berlin), Carlo Caduff (King’s College London).

The New York Academy of Science Anthropology Section returns to Wenner-Gren offices this coming Monday, February 23rd, from 7-9 PM, whre the Foundation and the Academy welcome David Hughes (Rutgers University),  Gökçe Günel (Columbia University) and Stephanie Rupp (Lehman College, CUNY) to share their ideas regarding the intersections of anthropology and climate change.

The Event has been canceled due to Winter Storm Juno. The New York Academy of Science, Anthropology Section's Lecture Series at Wenner-Gren Foundation kicks off 2015 on Monday, January 26th when we welcome Torben Rick, Director and Curator of North American Archaeology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, to discuss the Anthropocene and the present and future challenges it poses to coastal archaeology and historical ecology.

Monday, November 17th at 7:00PM will mark the third installment of the NYAS Anthropology Section's Lecture Series at the Wenner-Gren Foundation, which will take the form of a panel discussion featuring Alyshia Gálvez (Lehman College, CUNY) and Daniel Goldstein (Rutgers University).

The New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section lecture series continues Monday, October 27th, at 7:00 PM, when we and NYAS welcome Stuart J. Fiedel, Senior Archaeologist at the Louis Berger Group, to discuss the challenges recent genetic, archaeological, and paleological evidence present to attempts to unambiguously document human occupations in the Americas prior to 13,500 BP and "break the Clovis Barrier"

Wenner-Gren Symposium #150 on “Integrating Anthropology: Niche Construction, Cultural Institutions, and History” will be held October 17-23, 2014, at Tivoli Palacio de Seteais in Sintra, Portugal, and is organized by Agustin Fuentes (Notre Dame University) and Polly Wiessner (University of Utah).