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2023 Michigan Anthropology Four Field Symposium

Kinship: Humans and Beyond
Friday, September 29, 2023
1:00-5:00 PM
Rogel Ballroom (2nd floor) Michigan Union Map
The Department of Anthropology is proud to present its
2023 Four Field Symposium

Kinship: Humans and Beyond

Friday, September 29
1-5 PM; reception to follow
Michigan Union, Rogel Ballroom (2nd Floor)


Join us for a series of discussions exploring human, animal, and human-animal relations as researched across the four subfields of anthropologyā€”relations that touch on language, biology, society, and material culture.


E. Summerson Carr, University of Chicago (linguistic)
"Working Like a Dog: Canine Labor in U.S. Human Services"

Amy Elizabeth Clark, Harvard University (archaeology)
"Friends, foes, or frenemies? Homo sapiens, Neanderthals, and other archaic humans on a shared landscape"


Kevin Langergraber, Arizona State University (biological)
"Kinship and social relationships: how do humans differ from their non-human primate cousins?"

Juno Salazar ParreƱas, Cornell University (sociocultural)
"Kinship with Nonhuman Primates (but probably not in the way you think)"

The third and final session will include all presenters in a roundtable discussion. Breaks and refreshments will be provided.

If you will need accommodations to attend this event, please request them in the registration form or by email to by Monday September 18, 2023.
Building: Michigan Union
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: AEM Featured, Anthropology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Anthropology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology