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goup photoThe Foundation hosted an international conference last month near Teresópolis, Brazil, to analyze the history of physical/biological anthropology, focusing on the study of human biological diversity around the world. The meeting was organized by Ricardo Ventura Santos and Susan Lindee.

Dr. Kimberly Theidon (Harvard) is a three-time Wenner-Gren grantee. Her first book is now the inspiration behind one of the five films nominated for the 2010 Academy Award Best Foreign Language film: The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada), directed by Claudia Llosa (Peru)

Book CoverRitual Communication, edited by Gunter Senft and Ellen B. Basso, is newly published by Berg Publishers and now available for purchase. Find out more about this volume, and the development of the symposium series here.....

Program Changes ImageThe Wenner-Gren Foundation is pleased to announce an increase in the maximum grant amount for the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from $15,000 to $20,000 for applications submitted by the May 1, 2010 deadline.

Zoe Crossland giving a lecture for NYAS anthropology sectionThe Anthropology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences kicks off its Monday night lecture series on Monday, October 5 with a lecture by Shirley Lindenbaum (Graduate Center, CUNY) titled Four Ways To Tell The Kuru Story . Find out about the upcoming lecture series held at the Wenner-Gren Foundation Offices

Dr. Joe WatkinsDr. Joe Watkins, Director of Native American Studies at University of Oklahoma and member of the Wenner-Gren Foundation's academic advisory council appears on PBS Series “Time Team America” starting on July 8th

The Wenner-Gren Foundation is pleased to announce the Osmundsen Initiative that will provide up to an additional $5,000 of support for select applicants who receive either a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant or a Post-Ph.D. Research Grant. We hope that this new initiative will help to offset necessary cuts in our maximum grant amounts for these programs.

All Applicants have been e-mailed the outcome of the first screening round of grant applications submitted for the November 2008 deadline.

Since Fall 2008 the Anthropology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences has been holding its meetings at the Wenner-Gren Foundation Offices on Monday Evenings. Meetings are free and open to the public.