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March 15, 2012

LSB Leakey AuditoriumDr. Frederick Manthi is senior research scientist and head of the paleontology division of the Department of Earth Sciences at the National Museums of Kenya. He has been involved with the Wenner-Gren foundation since 2006, completing several post-PhD research grants aiding investigation of Pleistocene-era Kenya. Beginning in 2007, Dr. Manthi has conducted a series of Human Evolution Workshops in his country with the intent of arming high school teachers with the proper tools to teach human evolution effectively in their schools.

March 7, 2012

Visa Requirements for Non US Citizens who are planning to use any portion of their grant to come to the US to study or do research

February 29, 2012

Carolyn White and Brian BoydMonday night marked the second packed house in a row for the monthly meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences’ Anthropology section, hosted as always at the Wenner-Gren offices. This time, the hot topic (no pun intended) was Burning Man, the infamous counter-cultural event which metastasizes for months in the Nevadan desert before evaporating without a trace in the early autumn after a week of come-as-you-are celebrations of free expression.

Listen to an MP3 of the lecture, comments, and the Q&A with the audience.

February 15, 2012

Eric PlemmonsEric Plemons is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. His project, “Making the Gendered Face” supervised by Dr. Cori Hayden, received a Dissertation Fieldwork grant in October 2010 and he is currently in the field. His research concerns the practice of Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) in the context of transgender medicine.

Read his interview in the Wenner-Gren blog.

February 7, 2012

maize task girlLinda Abarbanell is a Postdoctoral fellow in Education at Harvard. In 2010 she received a Post-PhD research grant to aid study of "Spatial Language and Reasoning in Tseltal Mayans".
Read more about Linda's work on the relationship between language, culture, and thought in the area of spatial language and cognition.

February 2, 2012

Students at the National University of MongoliaThe Department of Anthropology, National University of Mongolia, is one of the first recipients of the Institutional Development Grant. It currently is in the last year of this five year grant. Read about the developments that have taken place in the Department.

January 31, 2012

crowd at Harrison lecture"Terry Harrison’s Monday night talk on 'The Earliest Human Ancestors: Sorting the Contenders from the Pretenders' was one of the most successful Wenner-Gren/New York Academy of Sciences (Anthropology section) talks in recent years," reports Wenner-Gren President, Leslie C. Aiello.