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Ford and Colleagues Publish on Gulf of Mexico Shipwrecks

Ben Ford (Anthropology), James Delgado (SEARCH) and Michael Brennan (SEARCH) published an article on the Gulf of Mexico maritime cultural landscape.

Ford Appointed Chair of Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, was recently appointed chair of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board.

Anthropology Department Hosting Annual Archaeology Open House, Oct. 28

The Anthropology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold its annual Archaeology Open House on October 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in celebration of International Archaeology Day. The open house and all Archaeology Day events are free and open to the community.

Anthropology Faculty Member Poole Selected for Fulbright Specialist Program

Amanda Poole, a faculty member in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Anthropology, has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program and has been approved to work on a project in Madagascar.

IUP Students, Faculty to Conduct Third Forensic Archaeology Field School in Germany at Site of World War II Airplane Crash

The Department of Anthropology has been selected by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Inc. through the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to continue its field study in Germany at the site of a crash of a World War II airplane. This is the third year that IUP has been involved in the DPAA mission.

Anthropologist Poole Publishes in Journal of Refugee Studies

Why does education harm refugees? Amanda Poole of the Department of Anthropology tackles this vexing question in an article published in the Journal of Refugee studies titled “What Kind of Weapon Is Education? Teleological Violence, Local Integration, and Refugee Education in Northern Ethiopia.”

Ford Selected as IUP Distinguished University Professor for 2023–24 Academic Year

Ben Ford, Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor of anthropology and chair IUP’s Department of Anthropology, has been selected as IUP’s 2023–24 Distinguished University Professor.

Anthropology Students Make a Splash at Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Annual Meeting

Five Applied Archaeology program students presented research at the ninety-second annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. Four brought home awards. They were joined by alumni and emeritus professors in representing IUP.

Anthropology Students Show Their Depth at Scholars Forum

Seventeen anthropology students presented a wide range of papers and posters at the April 5 IUP Scholars Forum. Topics ranged from coronavirus to shipwrecks and from equality to animal bones. The faculty and staff judges recognized four anthropology students with awards.

Anthropology has Strong Showing at National Archaeology Conference

IUP anthropologists were busy at the recent (March 29–April 2) Society for American Archaeology annual meeting. All of the archaeology faculty gave talks, as well as several talks and posters by graduate students. The IUP Ethics Bowl team took second in that competition.

Adams and Poole Present at Society for Applied Anthropology National Conference

Anthropologists Abigail Adams and Amanda Poole presented a paper titled “All in for Applied Anthropology” at the Society for Applied Anthropology national conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 29–April 1. Their panel, “Leading and Assessing Curricular Reform in Higher Education,” was sponsored by the Higher Education Topical Interest Group of the SfAA.

Adams Discusses Fear and Empathy

On March 1, 2023, medical anthropologist Abigail Adams presented a workshop for the Leadership in a Multicultural Society Series, titled "Fear and Empathy."

Ford Elected Archaeology Society Director

Ben Ford (Anthropology Department) was recently elected to the Society for Historical Archaeology Board of Directors.

IUP Students Attend Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium

Students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania participated in the 22nd annual Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium and presented on two experiential walking trails in our Northern Appalachian community designed during course-based research.

Applied Archaeology Recognized by American Cultural Resources Association

IUP Applied Archaeology MA Program was the first academic program recognized for preparing students for cultural resource management careers by the American Cultural Resources Association.

Anthropology Partners with Friends of Midland and Pennsylvania Archaeological Council to Record Cemetery

IUP Anthropology faculty, alumni, and students partnered with the Pennsylvania Archaeology Council and Friends of Midland to record graves within the historic African American Midland Cemetery

Palmiotto Named ALPA Affordable Learning Champion

Andrea Palmiotto was named an ALPA Affordable Learning Champion for her work developing the Open Education Resource (OER) "Introduction to Anthropology: Holistic and Applied Research on Being Human."

Walk in White's Woods for Native American Awareness Month

Join the Native American Awareness Council for a walk in White's Woods to honor the heritage of Indigenous America on Saturday, November 19.

IUP Anthropology Department Holding Opening House

The Anthropology Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will hold its annual Archaeology Open House on October 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m.

Poole Publishes on Nationalism and Citizenship in the Horn of Africa

Amanda Poole of the Department of Anthropology co-published an article with Jennifer Riggan of Arcadia University in the journal Modern Africa: Politics, History, and Society, titled “Oscillating Imaginaries: War, Peace, and the Precarious Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia.” 

IUP Faculty and Students Receive Awards from the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Dr. Ben Ford, Applied Archaeology MA graduate student Stephanie Zellers, and Chemistry undergraduate Ethan Addicott received awards during the 91st Annual Meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

IUP Well-Represented at Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Meeting

Twenty-four IUP Anthropology alumni and current students attended the ninety-first Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology annual meeting. Three students presented posters, while one faculty and one graduate student presented papers.

Anthropologists at Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting

Anthropology Department students and faculty took part in several events at the recent Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting in Chicago.

IUP Applied Archaeology Makes Showing at Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference

Graduate student Andrew Malhotra and faculty member William Chadwick presented papers at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference.

IUP Anthropology Students Present at Society for Applied Anthropology National Conference

Undergraduate students Madison Britton, Olivia Dove, Jesse Gowin, and Brynn Wingard presented their original ethnographic research projects at the eighty-second annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology on March 25, 2022.