Friday Bulletin March 17, 2017


46th Annual Charles H. Fairbanks Armadillo Roast

Hosted by the Florida Anthropological Student Association within the Department of Anthropology at UF – Funds raised from the Roast are awarded to dissertation students in their final year towards the completion of their dissertation work in archaeology.


March 25th, 12pm – 4pm

Food served at 1pm


Rancho El Cenote

16021 SW 15th Avenue

Jonesville, FL

(barn on the left)

What to Bring:

  1. $10 entrance donation and a side or dessert as this is a potluck.
  2. Also remember that there is a pie contest; tempered, plain, and decorated pies are the categories!
  3. Bring money for a commemorative shirt ($12) and the old school swag from years past, as well as for tickets for a chance to win a raffle item!
  4. We will also have an electronic payment option for those who carry no cash.
  5. Your own mug for beer and drinks

Raffle Tickets:

  • 1-$3
  • 2-$5
  • 5-$10


We will be providing:

  • Ribs, chicken, burgers, veggie side, and a grilled veggie option
  • Water and non-alcoholic beverages
  • And of course beer for those who are of age! 

The History Graduate Society (HGS)

Trivia Night!

The History Graduate Society (HGS) at UF is excited to host our first ever HGS Trivia Night at First Magnitude Brewery on Thursday, March 23rd starting at 7:00 pm.

Composed of three members, teams of faculty, students, and staff will compete for bragging rights about who really knows more!

The game will consist of two rounds of ten general knowledge questions covering a wide variety of topics from current events, literature, music, science, and of course, history!

All UF faculty, staff, and graduate students over the age of 21 are eligible to participate.

To register your team of three, please email your team name and list of members to The deadline to pre-register is Wednesday, March 22nd. Teams who register ahead of time will receive a drink discount from First Magnitude Brewery. Registration at the door will also be available.

As a fundraiser for HGS, we expect each team member to donate a minimum $5 by cash or check. All checks should be made out to the “University of Florida.”

So join us for a good old-fashioned battle of the brains!

For more information, contact Matt Simmons at


Bryn Mawr College


Department of Anthropology 

The Department of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, one-year Lecturer position to begin August 1, 2017. We seek a sociocultural anthropologist who will add to and complement the existing curriculum. Geographical focus is open, but preferred areas include Latin America and North America. The teaching load is 3/3.  The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology, History of Anthropological Theory, and four upper-division electives that focus on the candidate’s geographical and topical interests. At least one of the elective courses should be focused on a particular geographical area. A Ph.D. in hand by the start of the position is required and previous teaching experience is preferred. To apply, please send a cover letter that addresses teaching and research interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, three sample syllabi, and names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references via Interfolio ByCommittee at Review of applications will begin on March 24, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Peoples of Florida: Eyes on the Past, Present, and Future

69th Annual Meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society

Hosted by the University of North Florida and the Archaeological Institute of America –Jacksonville Society

Jacksonville, Florida May 5-7, 2017


The Florida Anthropological Society invites the submission of abstracts for paper or poster presentations at the 69th annual meeting in Jacksonville. We encourage submissions on a broad range of topics pertaining to Florida anthropology, archaeology, history, and other related disciplines. Paper and poster presentations will occur on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Papers and posters should state the research question(s) that guided the work and summarize conclusions or issues resolved by the investigation.

Please note the following guidelines:

  • An abstract of no more than 100 words is required from each presenter
  • Individuals may submit only one paper or poster as first author for consideration
  • An 20-minute time limit for each paper presentation will be strictly enforced
  • All presenters must register and pay the appropriate registration fee at the time they submit their abstract
  • Online submission and registration for presenters is due by Friday, March 24, 2017

A number of student prizes, awards, and travel stipends are available. For more information or to register:

The Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the communication of archaeological discovery and scholarly exposition in Florida through an annual conference, quarterly publication of a professional journal, The Florida Anthropologist, and as a sponsoring partner of Florida Archaeology Month. FAS is represented by 16 chapters across the state that host monthly programs and events that provide opportunities for professional and avocational archaeologists, students, and the general public to engage in our history

Himalayan Health Exchange

14th Annual Himalayan Anthropology Field Expedition

                         July 10-July 31, 2017

Himalayan Health Exchange (HHE) is organizing an anthropological field expedition to India in the summer of 2017.  Through an independent study/fieldwork in a remote Himalayan Tibetan Borderland, HHE will offer students a practical approach to the study of India and the Himalayan culture in a socio-cultural, medical and religious context.  During their journey, team members will attend a 7-day medical clinic camp and have the opportunity to investigate local history, religious beliefs and practices, modern human adaptations, regional effects of globalization and monastic life. In addition, through trekking and camping in remote areas, they will participate in the interconnectedness of the magnificent natural environment with a daily local existence. This first-hand experience will be accompanied by daily academic lectures and research assistance.

Lecture topics will include:  Cultural, Medical and Visual Anthropology, Religion & Philosophy, Cross-cultural healing, Ayurveda, Public Health, Buddhism, Hinduism, Indian and Tibetan history, High Altitude Adaptation, Yoga and Meditation

Note: This is a high-altitude expedition in rugged Trans Himalayan regions. Field camp elevations range between 8,000-13,000 feet, with higher pass crossings. As a participant, you must be in excellent physical shape and health and be willing to work in improvised field sites.


1) Himachal Pradesh: Spiti Valley & Dharamsala: July 10 – July 31, 2017

Once a part of the Guge Empire of Tibet, Spiti lies in the Indian Himalayan region at the edge of Western Tibetan Plateau. This anthropology expedition will take us on a fascinating journey through this beautiful and ancient Buddhist land, where travel was restricted until 1992, and where only a few adventurers have set foot. In addition to remote village exploration, the field trip will include, among many other destinations, a visit to Kibber, the highest permanent human settlement in the world; Tabo an ancient 10th century monastery and Dharamsala, home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Tibetans in Exile.

Expedition fee: All-inclusive trip fee is US $3,180 plus international and internal airfare

Application deadline: March 31, 2017.  First come first serve for the first 15 spots: **Please be advised that space is limited

Program Coordinators:

Professor Paul Donnelly, Ph.D in Buddhist Studies & Professor of Religious Studies

Professor Hilarie Kelly, Ph.D. Medical Anthropology

Professor Melissa Schrift, Ph.D. Culture & Health

Ravi Singh, Founder of Himalayan Health Exchange

For details, please contact:   Himalayan Health Exchange:,     404-929-9399.


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