Western University AntropologyWestern Social Science

Graduate Research Seminar

The Anthropology Graduate Research Seminar takes place on Fridays, 2:30-3:45pm in SSC 2257

Course Aim & Learning Outcomes

This seminar is organized by the Department of Anthropology. All graduate students present their research results in the seminar during the second half of their programs. Time permitting, faculty members and guest speakers may also present papers on their ongoing research in anthropology. This required course does not count for credit but appears as an audit on transcripts.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Be familiar with the current research of colleagues and faculty members.
  • Appreciate the different ways in which anthropology is defined.
  • Have been introduced to new theoretical perspectives and approaches that might be useful in their own research.
  • Recognize what makes for an engaging and effective public presentation.
  • Know how to effectively communicate with colleagues across sub-disciplinary boundaries.

2017-18 Schedule

Date What's On? Who Should Attend?
Fall 2017
Sept. 8

Department Research in the Spotlight

Everyone welcome *Note: begins at 1:30pm

Sept. 15

Felipe Gonzalez Macqueen: 'Reconstructing the Architectural Landscape of Cerro Arena, Peru'

Carolina Delgado: 'Lingering Chaupiyunga traditions during the Colonial period. An ethnohistorical approach'

Required session
Sept. 22 No seminar
Sept. 29 Workshop: External Scholarships Q & A Recommended for students applying for scholarships
Oct. 6 Diana Moreiras Reynaga, Peter Epler Required session
Oct. 13 Fall Study Break - no seminar
Oct. 20 Workshop: SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship Applications Recommended for students applying for scholarship
Oct. 27 Nathan Dawthorne, Kelly Linton Required session
Nov. 3 No seminar
Nov. 10 Emily Pitts, Mingyuan Zhang Required session
Nov. 17 Workshop: CGSM Scholarship Applications Recommended for students applying for scholarship
Nov. 24 No seminar
Dec. 1 No seminar
Dec. 8 No seminar