Summer 2013 2nd 6 weeks ANTH-A200 Anthropology of Seafood still has seats!

For those of you who are still looking for a good Summer 2013 ANTH class I highly recommend ANTH-A200 Anthropology of Seafood which meets during the 2nd 6 weeks of Summer 2013. It counts as one of the 2 200 elective courses (in addition to B200, E200, L200, and P200) for the ANTH major, a 200 level elective for the general ANTH minor and also counts towards the minor in the Anthropology of Food. Please see the flyer for more information.

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Fall 2013 FOLK-F225 Forms of Commemoration with Gen-ed/CASE A&H

In Fall 2013 there is a FOLK class with open seats FOLK-F225 Forms of Commemoration which carries Gen-ed A&H and CASE A&H. Please see the flyer for more information.


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March 19th 2013 Tibetan Studies Lecture

Tibetan Studies Student Association Lecture Series Presents

Dr. Roberto Vitali

Roberto Vitali-flyer

Karma Exhausted: The Role of Tibetans and Mongols

In High Asia’s Most Traumatic Event of the 13th Century

Distinguished Alumni Room, IMU

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

There is hardly any event in the lands that constitute the Tibetan plateau during the 13th century and perhaps at any time in the history of the country that was as distressing as the ‘Bri gung gling log, the clash that culminated in the destruction of ‘Bri gung monastery. While the incident has not been forgotten in the relevant literature, owing to the magnitude of the tragedy, the religious and political circumstances that led to it have been swept under the carpet, so to speak, as if any reference to the burning of the monastery could only be mentioned with a sense of shame. By collating sources, I propose here a reconstruction of the main actors, the reasons that led to a dramatic escalation of hostility, the unfolding conflict, its subsequent developments and an historical assessment of the affair.

Dr. Vitali pursues his studies on the historical literature of ancient Tibet, sharing his research with scholars of the diaspora communities in the Himalaya. He works with the Amnye Machen Institute, Tibetan Center for Advanced Studies; the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (Dharamshala); the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu); and the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology (Gangtok, Sikkim). He has authored Early Temples of Central Tibet, The Kingdoms of Gu ge Pu hrang, Records of Tho ling, A Short History of Mustang, The dGe lugs pa in Gu ge and the Himalaya, and other books and articles.

Sponsored by: Central Eurasian Studies Department, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Sinor Institute for Inner Asian Studies

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March 18th 2013 Food Studies Lecture

We are pleased to announce that Deborah Gewertz (Amherst College) and Frederick Errington (Trinity College), authors of the book Cheap Meat: Flap Food Nations in the South Pacific, will be joining us as Institute for Advanced Study Fellows next week from March 18-22.


We invite all of you to a public lecture and reception on Monday, March 18, from 5-7pm, where they will be speaking about their new book on instant noodles. A flyer is attached.


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Summer 2013 IU DEMA STEM Camp seeking counselors

Greetings from Indiana University’s DEMA STEM Camp!


We are currently hiring IU undergraduate and graduate students to work as counselors for the “Adventures in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” camp, scheduled to take place June 16-28, 2013 on IU’s Bloomington campus. The camp is a residential, academic program for talented middle school students from all over the state of Indiana. We offer a competitive salary, free meals and housing. Day and night counselors are required to be IU students at least 21 years old. Lead day and night counselors are not required to be IU students, but must be at least 25 years old. Successful applicants will be required to attend staff training and orientation several days prior to the start of camp. Those interested in mentoring and inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals may apply online at: Experience with middle school students is helpful but not necessary. All majors are welcome. Deadline for applications is March 29, 2013. Please contact us with any questions you have via email,, or call us at: (812) 856-5700.

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March 18th 2013 Concordia Language Villages Summer Information Session

Concordia Language Villages offer language and culture immersion programs in 15 languages for young people (ages 7-18) over the summer and they want undergraduate students who are studying foreign languages to lead these initiatives.


They will be on campus on Monday, March 18, hosting an information session at 5:30pm at the Career Development Center.

*Note: This is the Monday directly following Spring Break, so please put it on your calendar now.


To view some of the positions they will be discussing during their session, visit this link:


Please RSVP for the information session through your myIUcareers account.

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2013 Working Anthropology Conference needs abstracts!

Working Anthropology Poster

Please consider submitting an abstract for the first annual Collective Anthropological Project’s (CAP’s) conference, Working Anthropology. We have already received a number of great submissions for this years conference, and in response to feedback from students requesting an extension we have extended the call for abstracts deadline to March 15th, 2013. Please pass the information on to your colleagues and students and encourage them to submit an abstract for the conference. We have already accepted one undergraduate abstract, and would be happy to include more, the conference is not limited to graduate students or those already holding PhDs. We look forward to reading your submissions on work and how it relates to the field of anthropology. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact us at, or visit the website at Thank you for your help!



The Conference Team

Ian, Josh D, Josh S, Becky, Casey, Matt, and Lisa


The theme of “Working Anthropology” serves to encourage researchers to unpack the concept of work as it might apply to the disciplinary spectrum of anthropology. We will be examining the work that anthropologists do, their role within society and the ways and means of living studied by anthropologists. As part of this process, many ideological, moral, political, and pragmatic questions are posed for our consideration. The focus of this year’s conference is to raise awareness of these questions and to begin a discussion of how anthropologists critically engage with our discipline and the work that we do. 

We invite those who are engaged in efforts to critically evaluate issues in anthropology to participate in this year’s Collective Anthropological Project (CAP) Conference. Submissions from all areas are welcome, and there is a place for all anthropologists and anthropological projects. Abstracts should be 150-300 words, and can be sent by March 15th, 2013.

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March 20, 2013 FESA Career Night

career night flyer


Do your parents constantly ask you how you’re going to get a job as an anthropology major?  Do you have friends that question a knowledge of syntax will help when you end up working in an office? The members of FESA (Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Association) understand where you’re coming from.  That is why we invite you to join us for a Career Night.  We will have one of the great staff members of the Career Development Center on hand to give a presentation and answer questions, along with alumni of our department who are using their majors in interesting and unique ways.  Also, we’ll have refreshments!  This event is sure to be beneficial, and a lot of fun!  So, come and see us on Wednesday, March 20thThe presentation will start at 6:30 PM in the Folklore Building at 510 N Fess (1.5 blocks North of Mathers Museum, and 1 block West of Collins LLC).

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Summer 2013 American Anthropological Association Internship Program

For students interested in a sponsored summer internship in DC researching the history of feminist anthropology, please go here:

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Spring 2013 2nd 8 weeks IU Labor Studies classes

The IU Department of Labor Studies has just opened additional seats today in the following second 8 weeks 3 credit hr. LSTU-L courses :

L104       23750

L104       25642

L110       21772

L110       23039

L205       24645


Students who would like to register for these classes should eAdd them through OneStart.  Enrollments are limited and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

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