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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Changes to web site coming soon!

Please note that as of July 1, 2014, the Departments of Anthropology and Archaeology have merged into one department. Our web page will be undergoing changes to reflect this merger, but it will take some time. In the meantime, if you require information that is specific to Archaeology, please visit the current Archaeology web site at : http://arky.ucalgary.ca/


While once associated with small-scale studies of remote societies and places, anthropology today is a dynamic discipline attuned to the massive global changes – human, climatic, ecological, economic – shaping our world. Recognizing the connections and diversities between cultures, societies and species, anthropology brings a holistic yet particularistic approach to contemporary challenges.

The University of Calgary’s Anthropology Department is an animated two-field intellectual community driven by faculty and students alike in a quest to understand our contemporary condition. Embracing anthropology’s traditional integrative approach, we consider humans as they are constructed simultaneously by cultural meanings, social structures, and the biology and ecology of the human species in its evolutionary context. 

Our research streams in sociocultural anthropology and primatology offer a rigorous and comprehensive training and research program for undergraduates and graduates alike, ensuring they are exposed to the traditional subdisciplines of anthropology while also being fluent in the problems of one subfield. Through field schools and faculty-driven or independent projects, students are encouraged to engage in research and gain valuable experiences outside of the classroom setting. 

As a department, we practice a methodology that makes anthropology distinct from other disciplines: long-term field research, where we engage in direct (for primatologists) and participant (for sociocultural anthropologists) observation. Our commitment to long-term engagement with populations, closely related primate species and environments, is a hallmark of our understanding of the contemporary world and the forces that have created it. 

News

The Faculty of Graduate Studies held its first annual Supervisor Appreciation Week Sept. 15 to 19. Among the awardees was our own archaeology professor - Peter Dawson! 

Researchers receive $500,000 in funding to launch ArcticConnect, linking environmental data about the North. Maribeth Murray, the executive director of the Arctic Institute of North America is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. 

Congratulations to Miranda Cosman, a 5th year honours student of Biological Anthropology who was awarded a PURE Award for 2014 (Program for Undergraduate Research Experience). The PURE Awards provide financial research support to some of the university’s most promising students over the Spring and Summer months. 

Upcoming Events

The Greatest Hits of Fifteen Years of UofC Archaeology in Nicaragua

Date & Time:
October 1, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Kicking off the new departmental lecture series, we have our own Geoff McCafferty talking about a decade and a half of archaeological research in Nicaragua conducted by himself and students from the University of Calgary. 
Date & Time:
October 9, 2014 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Information and selection meeting for the 2015 Ghana Primatology Filed School will be held on Thursday October 9 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm in ES 859.  For more information regarding the Field School please visit the website below. 

Address

Location on Campus:
Main Office: ES 620

The department is located on the 6th and 7th floors of Earth Sciences.

Mailing Address:
Department of Anthropology
2500 University Dr. N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Phone: 403-220-6516
Fax: 403-284-5467