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November 10, 2011

HaitiChelsey Kivland is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation project, entitled 'Of Bands and Soldiers: Performance, Sovereignty, and Violence in Contemporary Haiti,' is supervised by Dr. Stephan Palmie and received funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Recently the Wenner-Gren Blog reached out to Ms. Kivland to learn more about her work with Haitian ‘foot bands’ before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

November 9, 2011

MontrealIt's that time again! The American Anthropological Association's annual meeting is upon us, and Wenner-Gren will of course be on site in Montreal to take part in the discipline's biggest event of the year. Peek below the cut for a full schedule of Wenner-Gren Foundation events and where to find us at the meeting.

April 14, 2011

Corporate Lives CoverThe third volume of the Wenner-Gren Symposium series, published through Current Anthropology has been mailed alongside the regular April issue. It is also availabe as an open access issue on the CA website here. The special issue, edited by Damani J. Partridge (University of Michigan), Marina Welker (Cornell), and Rebecca Hardin (University of Michigan) is the result of a Wenner-Gren International Symposium held at the School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico August 21-27, 2008.

February 16, 2011

70th Anniversary RibbonFebruary marks the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s 70th anniversary. The Foundation (then known as The Viking Fund) was incorporated in 1941 at the behest of Axel Wenner-Gren with a donation of $2 million dollars. Today the Foundation provides over $5 million dollars each year in support of Anthropology worldwide.

January 1, 2011

The Wenner-Gren Foundation's "Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Statement for Reviewers"

November 9, 2010

New Orleans French QuarterThe Foundation will be sponsoring several different events at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in New Orleans, November 17-21, 2010.

We hope you will be able to join us!

November 8, 2010

Current Anthropology logoThe first Barbara Metzger Prize has been awarded to Jan Blommaert, professor of language, culture, and globalization at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and professor in African linguistics and sociolinguistics at Ghent University in Belgium.

September 30, 2010

CA coverThe second issue of the Wenner-Gren Symposium Series, published through Current Anthropology will be mailed alongside the regular October 2010 issue. Engaged Anthropology: Diversity and Dilemmas is edited by Setha Low (CUNY) and Sally Merry (NYU). The Foundation is now publishing the output of its symposia through the journal. This allows symposium articles to be available for worldwide distribution and access

September 20, 2010


The Lecture series from the Anthropology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences returns to the Wenner-Gren Foundation for its third year. Find out more about the dates and line-up planned for this year's Monday night talks.