Gideon Singer ’13 (anthropology) has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Australia in anthropology from the U.S. Dept. of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Singer will be conducting an ethnographic project investigating electronic waste and sustainable practices in Adelaide, South Australia. Singer is currently a PhD candidate in anthropology Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Community College of Baltimore County announce the signing of an agreement enabling students graduating from CCBC with an associate of arts (A.A.) in humanities and social sciences degree to transfer up to 70 credits into a program leading to the bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in anthropology at Find out more »
St. Mary’s College’s anthropology faculty, students, and alums recently attended the 46th annual Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC) in Ocean City, Md., where they shared research findings with their colleagues. Professional archaeologists, historians, and students gather each year for three days of papers, discussion groups, and special workshops. Anthropology senior Rebecca Webster ’16 received a Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland in partnership with the Calvert County Historic Preservation Commission recently received funding from the National Park Service’s Underrepresented Communities Grant. The College and CCHPC will work with the Piscataway Conoy Tribe to document seven historically significant Piscataway Indian landscapes in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties. The Underrepresented Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Assistant Professor of Anthropology Liza Gijanto has received funding for her project, “Cremona Collections Curation and National Register Preparation,” from the Heritage Fund, a joint program sponsored by Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Iris Carter Ford has been selected from a national pool of applicants to attend the Bard Graduate Center NEH Summer Institute in July.
A new video featured on the St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism site, Visitstmarysmd.com, provides a glimpse into St. Mary’s County’s African-American history and heritage. It was filmed and produced this spring as an independent study project by St. Mary’s College of Maryland students. Students from St. Mary’s College’s “Anthropology of Tourism” class, taught by Find out more »
Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members, Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology, and Julia King, professor of anthropology, have been honored with the college’s Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorships. The Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorship award recognizes the successful professional accomplishments of faculty.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland anthropology professor Julia King and her student crew members discovered a 17th-century signet ring with the initials “CC,” believed to be that of Charles Calvert, Third Lord Baltimore. King and her students found the artifact during a six-week excavation this summer at the Zekiah Fort, located in Waldorf, Md. “If Find out more »
Professor Julia King spoke at the 2nd annual 17th Century Domestic Material Culture Symposium in Surry, Virginia on July 12. King discussed the role of artifacts and architectural design in the understanding of religion and politics in Maryland. Earlier this summer, King along with two alumni and a current student presented an open house of Find out more »