Looking for an upper-division archaeology class?

And don’t mind driving?
UW-Baraboo is offering the following this summer, and it looks great!

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Pleger

Are you interested in the ancient peoples and the prehistory of Wisconsin? Are you interested in prehistoric Native American artifacts and archaeological features? Are you interested in local archaeological landmarks or archaeology in general? Then ANT 302 – Archaeology of Wisconsin is for you! Over the six week summer session, Dr. Pleger will provide a survey of Wisconsin archaeology from the earliest occupation of the state through early European contact with an emphasis on ecological and historical factors influencing the development of prehistoric and historic aboriginal cultures of Wisconsin. This will be predominantly a lecture class, but will also include examination of artifacts, discussions concerning ancient technology and optional field trips. Prerequisite: Previous Anthropology course or consent of instructor. This course is open to degree seeking students, special students, teachers, and community members. Information about the course can be found at the link below:

Class meets June 18-July 25
Mondays & Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
At UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, Room A-67, Aural Umhoefer Building

Anthropological Summer Study Abroad

If you missed out on the trip to Jordan but are still looking for a way to learn anthropology this summer, here is a welcome piece of news.  Note the rapidly approaching deadline!


“I am with the Himalayan Health Exchange, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization that works in the remote Western Himalayan regions of Northern India.  Since 2003 we have offered a three-week summer anthropological field school.  Our program is very comprehensive and provides an unforgettable and highly productive learning experience for students of anthropology as well as other disciplines.  This summer, from June 24-July 15, 2012, we include one week participation in a medical mission travelling through the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Participants will observe some of the challenges to health and health care delivery in the area. Students will have an intensive and immersive experience in a remarkable cultural region composed of multiple, distinct communities.  The logistics and curriculum are carefully planned by H.H.E.  Students practice yoga daily and receive substantive lectures (from multiple, professional instructors and the organization’s founder) on topics such as: cultural and environmental aspects of health and medicine, comparative religious beliefs and practices, and the history and development of the region.  Students also learn some basics in visual anthropology and how to employ appropriate anthropological perspectives and techniques while in the field.

This really is an incredible program and life experience.  We would appreciate it if applicants would contact us by April 15, 2012 so that we can complete our planning for this year.”

Hilarie Kelly, Ph.D.

Anthropology Department, California State University, Long Beach

Trip Coordinator, Anthropology Lecturer for Spiti Field School

For questions and further information, please contact Dr. Jill White at whiteji@uwgb.edu or www.himalayanhealth.com


Children And War

As part of both our Common Theme and our team-taught course on War and Peace, we have a special treat tomorrow night – Wednesday, Feb. 25. 

Dr. James Marten, Chair of the History Department at Marquette University will be present with us through the use of telecommunications technology.  Dr. Marten is the influential author and editor of many books including Children in Colonial America: Children and Youth in America, The Boy of Chancellorville and Other Civil War Stories, Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era & Muckraking, Lessons of War: The Civil War in Childern’s Magazines, The Children’s Civil War and of course the text we are using in the course – Children and War

He will speaking about the book and about his own work on children’s lives during the Civil War.  He’ll be able to provide a historian’s insight on interpreting children’s feelings, thoughts, experiences and behaviors in the past.  It will be an amazing opportunity to ask about different research methodologies.

We are very excited to welcome him and would love to have you join us.  We will be in IS 1034 at 5:15 pm.  Please come along for an interesting evening.

Fall Classes 2008

The Fall Schedule of Classes is now visible on the UWGB web page, but there have been some errors with it.  This is what the fall schedule will be: 

Anthro   100-001 Varieties of World Culture         MWF    11:40-12:35      MAC 208        Karen Dalke

Anthro   100-183 Varieties of World Culture         Internet                                 Karen Dalke

Anthro  215-001 Intro to Prehistoric Archaeology    MW     8-9:20 AM       MAC 217        Speth, Janet

Anthro   298    Independent Study               

Anthro   304    Family, Kin and Community       MWF    9:30-10:35 AM    WH 221         Dalke, Karen

Anthro   320    Myth, Ritual, Symbol and Religion MWF    10:35-11:30      MAC 225         White, Jill

Anthro  340     Medical Anthropology            MWF    12:45-1:40 PM    MAC 210        Dalke, Karen

Anthro  497     Internship

Anthro  498     Independent Study