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aJoin us Monday evening April 24th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences lecture series. Laura Nader, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley will be presenting, "Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets". Dr. Nadia Abu El-Haj, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University will act as discussant. Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30 PM, and while the event is free to attend pre-registration is required for entry into the buildingPlease also note that registration for this event will close at 5PM on Friday April 21st. Registration for this event will only be admitted at the door as space allows.

aWe are experiencing technical difficulties with our office phone system and will not be able to make or receive calls from the office for the remainder of Monday and possibly into Tuesday. In the interim, please direct urgent queries to Inquiries@wennergren.org or the e-mail address of the party you are attempting to reach.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

-The Wenner-Gren Staff

aJoin us Monday evening March 27th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences lecture series. Dr. Glenn H. Shepard Jr., staff researcher in the Human Sciences Division at the Goeldi Museum in Belem, Brazil will be presenting, "Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon". Dr. Janet Chernela from University of Maryland will act as discussant.

Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30 PM, and while the event is free to attend pre-registration is required for entry into the building.

aThe Wenner-Gren Foundation is proud to announce three upcoming conferences in March and April that have received funding via the Conference and Workshop program. First up in March is the 13th SIEF Congress (Societe Internationale D'ethnologie Et De Folklore) "Ways of Dwelling: Crisis, Craft, Creativity" in Gottingen, Germany. April brings us the 13th Meeting of Historians in Latin American Mining in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference in Paris, France.  

aJoin us Monday evening February 27th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next great installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Lecture SeriesTimothy R. Pauketat, Professor of Anthropology at University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign will be presenting, "Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley". Dr. Severin Fowles from Barnard College will act as discussant.

Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30 PM, and while the event is free to attend pre-registry is required for entry into the building.

aJoin us Monday evening January 30th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for this year's first installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Lecture Series. David Price, Professor of anthropology and sociology at St. Martin's University, in Lacey, Washington will be presenting, "Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts". Dr. R. Brian Ferguson from Rutgers University will act as discussant.

Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30 PM and, while the event is free to attend pre-registration is required for entry into the building, and limited to the first 50 guests.

aJoin us Monday evening December 5th at 5:45 PM at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Lecture Series. Dennis O'Rourke, Foundation Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas will be presenting "Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas". Our president, Leslie C. Aiello, will act as discussant.

Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30PM and, while the event is free to attend pre-registration is required for entry into the building.

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aWhile a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Minghao Lin received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in 2012 to aid research on "The Origin and Early History of Oxen Plowing in China," supervised by Dr. Preston Miracle. In 2015 Dr. Lin received an Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on "The Early History of Cattle Traction in North China".