Anthropology Colloquium Series

Begun in 1997, the Anthropology Colloquium Series showcases contemporary anthropological scholarship and provides a forum to debate issues impacting the discipline. Topics are drawn from the four subfields and presenters include distinguished scholars, recent graduates, and those practicing anthropology outside of academia. All are welcome to attend.


Spring 2020 - Crawford Hall 115, Thursdays at 3:00 pm. A reception will follow the talks.

Date Title Speaker(s)
January 23 Determining the Origin of Human Skeletal Remains Using Stable Isotopes Lesley Chesson, Isotopes - Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency-DPAA
February 20 The Socio-Ecology of Landscape Construction and Formation on Ta'u Island, American Samoa  Seth Quintus, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
March 12 Restraint Without Control: Law and Order in Porgera and Enga Province, 1950-2014 Alex Golub, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Canceled Graduate Student Symposium Anthropology Graduate Student Association, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Canceled Ethnoprimatology: Studies of Primates in our Material and Perceptual Worlds Nick Malone, Department of Primatology, University of Auckland
Canceled Lapita and post-Lapita Pottery: Insights from Interdisciplinary Analyses Mathieu Leclerc, Department of Archaeology, Australian National University

Fall 2019 - George Hall 227, Thursdays at 3:00 PM. A reception will follow the talks.

Date Title Speaker(s)
August 29 Anthropology and the Mauna: A Roundtable Discussion on Kuleana Faculty and Graduate Students of the Department of Anthropology, UH Mānoa
September 5 People from the Pyramids: Interdisciplinary Analysis of Ancient Human Remains from HU-MFA Excavations at Giza, Egypt Emily Marlow, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
September 26 Barriers to Participation in Digital Game Cultures Kelly Bergstrom, School of Communications, UH Mānoa
October 10 Mosquitoes and the Making of the Annamite Hill Country: A Parasitical Speculative History Jonathan Padwe, Department of Anthropology, UH Mānoa
October 24 Anthropology Graduate Student Symposium Department of Anthropology, UH Mānoa
November 7 Lapita and its Transformations in Near Oceania, 3400-2600 B.P. Pat Kirch, Department of Anthropology, UH Mānoa

Spring 2019 - George Hall 227, Thursdays at 3:00 PM.

Date Title Speaker(s)
February 28 Mauka and Makai: exploring cultural ideas about beaches and mountains as public spaces in Brazil and Hawaiʻi Christian Palmer, Windward Community College. Co-sponsored by the Geography Department
March 8 Crafting a Tibetan Terroir: Wine Production, Identity, and Landscape Change in Shangri-La Brendan A. Galipeau, Annette and Hugh Gragg Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies
March 14 The Archaeology of Internment: the Honouliuli National Monument, Oʻahu - a World War II-Era Japanese Internment and POW Camp William Belcher, University of Hawai‘i - West Oahu
March 28 Wastelands: Spoiled Identities and Countercommodities among Ashkali and Romani Scavengers Eirik Saethre, Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
April 25 Living with Sacred Lands: Heritage and Mana in the Marquesas Islands Emily Donaldson, University of Vermont and St. Michael's College. Co-sponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies

For further information, please contact Anthropology at anthprog@hawaii.edu