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Anthropology

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Raven Garvey one of thirteen 2023 senior fellows named by President Ono

The Michigan Society of Fellows, under the auspices of the Rackham Graduate School, was founded in 1970 to stimulate cross-disciplinary awareness and exchange.

Distinguished University Professorship Lecture Series

Featuring Webb Keane, George Herbert Mead Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology

 

What does it mean to be human?  Where have we come from?  How do we live and communicate?

What forces have shaped human physiology and social life?  

ANTHROPOLOGY IS ABOUT:

  • Understanding how we produce goods and power, make kinship and gender, decide what is right and wrong, build and destroy environments -- all in such a variety of ways;

  • Studying language and other forms of communication, such as new media, technology, and the arts;

  • Through archaeological excavations, examining big picture changes in society, culture, and biology over time -- from the deep human past to the fraught realities of lives unfolding today;

  • Investigating the evolution of human and non-human primates through study of adaptation, genetics, behavior, and ecology -- confronting the contours and limits of human uniqueness.