Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left.

In Memoriam: Donald S. Pitkin

President Martin: Don't Cut Humanities

In November, when Florida Gov. Rick Scott commented that tax dollars should be put to teaching science and technology and not educating “more people who can't get jobs in anthropology,” Amherst College President Biddy Martin joined other educators in defending the humanities.

Deborah Gewertz Honored By Association of Social Anthropologists in Oceania

Deborah Gewertz, the G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology, and her research collaborator, Frederick Errington, a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., were jointly named honorary fellows of the Association of Social Anthropologists in Oceania (ASAO) at the organization’s annual meeting Feb. 9 to 12. Including Gewertz and Errington, the distinction is currently held by 16 scholars in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the field of social anthropology in Oceania.

Who Knows: Deborah Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology, on Thanksgiving

Editor’s Update: Writer and editor Katherine Duke ’05 sat down with Deborah Gewertz, G. Henry Whitcomb 1874 Professor of Anthropology just before Thanksgiving 2008 to get an anthropologist’s perspective on the biggest meal of the year.

Amherst College Faculty and Students Report on Recent Trip to Cuba April 24

April 19, 2001 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Stanley Tambiah To Give Three Lectures on Globalization at Amherst in April

March 29, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Stanley J. Tambiah, the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Relations at Amherst College and Esther and Stanley Rabb Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University, will deliver three lectures on “Formations in an Age of Globalization” at Amherst College in April.

Amherst College Professor of Anthropology Deborah Gewertz To Lecture at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in May

February 15, 2005Director of Media Relations

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