Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club brings together students interested in the four-fields of anthropology (both as majors and non-majors) in order to engage with the core concerns of discipline in settings beyond the classroom.  The Club is open to everyone and we encourage people to join us who are interested in all things human, from our origins as a species (biological), to our cultural development (archaeology), to how we live in present communities (cultural), to how we communicate (linguistics).

Join others with similar interests for comradeship and even, occasionally, pizza!  A great way to connect with like-minded students and share a learning experience–exciting, and just fun.

Activities of the Club include:

  • Field trips
  • The Works in Progress Series
  • Invited speakers
  • Conferences
  • Book and bake sales
  • Movie screenings

2020-2021 Academic Year

Meetings

TBD

Club Officers

TBD

Faculty Advisor:

Nicholas Freidin, DPhil.

For more information contact Dr. Freidin at Tel: 304-696-2794 Email: freidin@marshall.edu

American Anthropological Association program for Anthropology Clubs

AnthroClubs is an official student program for undergraduate members of the American Anthropological Association that works to foster community among those majoring, minoring, or having a general interest in the field of anthropology.

AAA Anthropology Club members work to mobilize students and departments by serving as on-campus ambassadors.

Starting an AAA AnthroClub

  • Have at least 5 student club members (at least three (3) club members, not including the club President, must be AAA members)
  • Have a faculty advisor (AAA membership is not required but members receive 15% off their national dues)
  • Complete and submit an AnthroClub membership application
  • Submit AnthroClub annual dues
  • Complete and submit the AAA undergraduate membership application for at least three (3) members
  • Elect club officers (President, Secretary and Treasurer) annually
  • Develop a club social media page (at least one of the following); or “follow” or “like” @AmericanAnthro
  • Clubs on Facebook should “like” the AAA page to receive updates

Additional Club Guidelines..

AnthroClubs Benefits

  • An official AnthroClub Membership Certificate
  • The official AnthroClub member logo to use on materials, websites and social media channels
  • Club President’s member dues waived
  • Faculty Advisor member dues discount (15% off)
  • Annual club kit that includes materials that will include ideas on how to plan activities for your club, logo swag, and other resources
  • Highlights throughout the year of club activities on AAA national social media pages
  • Participation in World Anthropology Day (formerly National Anthropology Day) events and materials
  • Exclusive access to purchase/request additional official Anthro Club logo materials

Application Packet

World Anthropology Day

Celebrate. Engage. Inspire.

Anthropology Day is an annual day (always the third Thursday in February) for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. Help us celebrate what anthropology is and what it can achieve by hosting an event through the Anthropology Club.

Visit the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology Day Resources page to check out logos, activity suggestions, customizable templates and additional materials.

Quick Links

News & Views

RSS Anthropology News

  • Computational study of famous fossil reveals evolution of locomotion in 'ruling reptiles' 21 September 2020
    Scientists used three-dimensional computer modelling to investigate the hindlimb of Euparkeria capensis -- a small reptile that lived in the Triassic Period 245 million years ago -- and inferred that it had a 'mosaic' of functions in locomotion.
  • Mapping the 1.6 billion people who live near forests 18 September 2020
    Global maps of places where people and forests coexist show that an estimated 1.6 billion people live within 5 kilometers of a forest. The assessment, based on data from 2000 and 2012, showed that of these 1.6 billion 'forest-proximate people,' 64.5 percent were located in tropical countries, and 71.3 percent lived in countries classified as […]
  • Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads 18 September 2020
    Traces of violence on 1700 year old skeletons allow researchers to reconstruct warfare and sacrifices of nomads in Siberia. An international and interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, archaeologists and specialists in forensic sciences performed a detailed and revealing analysis of the traumas found on the skeletal remains.
  • Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120000 years ago 18 September 2020
    Using high resolution paleoecological information obtained from fossilized footprints, a new study presents ~120 thousand-year-old human and animal footprints from an ancient lake bed in northern Arabia. These findings represent the earliest evidence for humans in this part of the world and show that human and animal movements and landscape use were closely linked.
  • Scientists identify gene family key to unlocking vertebrate evolution 16 September 2020
    New research finds that the traits that make vertebrates distinct from invertebrates were made possible by the emergence of a new set of genes 500 million years ago, documenting an important episode in evolution where new genes played a significant role in the evolution of novel traits in vertebrates.
  • World's largest DNA sequencing of Viking skeletons reveals they weren't all Scandinavian 16 September 2020
    Invaders, pirates, warriors - the history books taught us that Vikings were brutal predators who travelled by sea from Scandinavia to pillage and raid their way across Europe and beyond. Now cutting-edge DNA sequencing of more than 400 Viking skeletons from archaeological sites scattered across Europe and Greenland will rewrite the history books.

RSS AAA News Feed

  • Sally Engle Merry
    In life, Sally Engle Merry was a charismatic presence and a clarion voice in the profession, championing anthropology and especially the students and scholars ready to take the discipline in new directions.
  • William Taft Stuart
    William Taft Stuart was born on April 12, 1939, in Hornell, New York. He died on August 13, 2020, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Rose-Marie Chierici
    Rose-Marie Chierici, 78, died in Rochester, New York, on August 14, 2020.
  • Contemplating the Urine-Industrial Complex
    Urine matters at the opioid treatment clinic. It matters not just to the patients and the clinicians, but also to a multimillion dollar urinalysis industry that is inexorably entangled with the biomedical complex and the carceral justice system.
  • Breaking Down Silos in Anthropology
    How can anthropologists effectively collaborate across academic and government, business, and nonprofit sectors to communicate to the world what we do and get our repository of knowledge into the popular sphere?
  • Clinical Decision Making in Rural China
    Why do so many patients choose the arduous hemodialysis treatment instead of kidney transplant? What do their clinical choices reveal about family life and the socioeconomic marginalization of migrant workers in China today?
  • When Brazil’s Voters Became Followers
    Politics on social media may be exciting and even fun. But is it good for democracy?
  • Getting Out the Vote in South Asian Chicago
    Language access provisions to expand language minority voters’ access to the polls are not only about political participation. They also reveal the reproduction of white public space and white supremacy in US electoral practices.
  • Ten Things about Black Women Suffragists through a Black Feminist Lens
    Irma McClaurin is a black feminist anthropologist and consultant who conducts research on the social construction of inequality and its impact on African diaspora communities through an intersectional lens.
  • Talking about Elections in Northern Kenya
    An anthropologist recalls a conversation with three older women as they reflected on their experiences of electoral politics past and present.

Contact Us

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Smith Hall 727
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2678
Tel: (304)-696-6700
Fax:(304)-696-2803

Jami Smith, Department Administrative Assistant
hughes165@marshall.edu