Congratulations to Dr. Ralph Holloway on being elected to the National Academy of Sciences!
Franz Boas founded Columbia University's Department of Anthropology on the eve of the 20th Century, making it the first PhD Program in the United States. Originally founded on the concept of the “four field approach” to the study of human culture and society, the department now focuses its undergraduate and graduate programs on Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology. However, the Department continues the Boasian tradition of extended ethnographic research, critical theoretical approaches to contemporary global problems, and language sensitive and historically informed analysis. Faculty research interests span the range of the domains most critical to contempory anthropology, including continental philosophy, law, political anthropology, semiotics and post- semiotics, ecology and ecocriticsm, science and technology studies, critical native studies, aesthetics, affect theory, media (including film, photography, and sound recording), and new media.
Upcoming off-campus events:
The Royal Opera House, London announces that it will stage a preview concert performance of Rosalind Morris’s opera, ‘Cities of Salt,’ co-written with Yvette Christianse and composed by Zaid Jabri. Four scenes will be performed on July 22 at the Linbury Theatre: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/cities-of-salt-by-zaid-jabri.