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Introduction & Development of Agriculture: McMaster Anthropology's Dr. Tristan Carter & Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart Awarded SSHRC Grants

Two SSHRC Insight Grants were awarded to Dr. Tristan Carter and Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart in the 2019-2020 competition, with research in to the introduction & development of agriculture in different parts of the world. Dr. Tristan Carter's research is based in the Early Neolithic of Eastern England to understand the introduction & incorporation of agriculture. Dr. Shanti Morell-Hart's research seeks to understand environmental change and it's effects on landscape management & societal change of the Ancient Maya in Chipas, Mexico.
Sep 30, 2019

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist, University of Western Ontario

Title: “Infant Diet and Health in a Rural 19th-century Dutch Community: Paleodiet meets Paleopathology”, Date: Tuesday, October 1st, Location: LR Wilson Hall, Room 1003, Time: 3:30-5:00
Sep 18, 2019

SSHRC awards Mac Social Sciences researchers over $900,000 in Insight Grants

Eight research projects from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $903,168 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Development Grants.
Jul 17, 2019

The McMaster Community Bee Project is Back!

In 2012, anthropology graduate student and medical physics and applied radiation sciences research associate Brandi MacDonald began a beekeeping educational project. The project is back up and running for research, to help save bees and students can buy this local honey starting in September.
Apr 29, 2019

Social Sciences students recognized with 100 individual awards and scholarships

On behalf of the Faculty of Social Sciences, we wish to extend our warmest congratulations to all of the recipients in our Faculty of Social Sciences academic awards. You, your family and friends should be proud of your accomplishments.
Apr 04, 2019

Social Sciences Career Crawl: February 25 – March 22

A series of career events featuring alumni, profs, workshops, panels & more! Open to all Social Sciences students.
Mar 18, 2019

Lessons learned from broken bones

You don’t need to break your bones to become an expert on ancient injuries. But for Rebecca Gilmour, repeated fractures are part of her enduring fascination with bone trauma.
Feb 26, 2019

Level I students invited to Social Sciences Faculty Showcase

The Faculty of Social Sciences will host its annual Level II Showcase for Level I students on Thursday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the L.R. Wilson Hall Lobby.
Feb 26, 2019

Social Sciences alumna helps students build skills for career success

Some call her a master networker or master mentor. She prefers being called a proud alumna. She wants to give back and help inspire the next generation of leaders by sharing lessons learned in the world of work to help prepare students to stand out in a crowded job market.
Feb 26, 2019

16 great social sciences books from 2018

2018 was a good year for books! Faculty members from across the Social Sciences wrote, edited and contributed chapters to a wide range of topics including a tale of fighting Hitler, an examination of the wage crisis in Australia, insights into international relations, women's political rights and thoughtful look at Russia through the lens of and Anthropologist . This reading week engage your mind with our list of some best social sciences books of 2018!
Feb 19, 2019

Anthropology Undergrad to receive Undergraduate Student Research Award

Congratulations to Rose Moir! She is the recipient of an Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA). The funds will allow her to spend the summer working on a research project with Dr. Tristan Carter in the McMaster Archaeological XRF Lab. Her project is entitled ‘Forms of Household Consumption of Obsidian at the Neolithic Site of Hasankeyf Höyük’.
Feb 05, 2019

Social Sciences awarded close to half a million dollars in SSHRC funding

Ten researchers from McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences have been awarded a total of $478,661 in funding through the federal government’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The funding is being awarded through Insight Development Grants.
Jan 30, 2019

Canada’s new food guide: A fail on culture and sustainability?

Anthropology PhD candidate and host of the AnthroDish podcast, Sarah Duignan, discusses how the new 2019 Canada Food Guide could present dominant visuals of affordable foods like frozen vegetables — to connect to more Canadians and tackle food insecurity.
Jan 18, 2019

Experience learning a whole new way

The Faculty of Social Sciences' Office of Experiential Education does a lot more than help students get work experience, find jobs and discover funding opportunities: It broadens their horizons and helps them learn to navigate the world as well-rounded professionals.
Jan 10, 2019

Is trying something new worth risking your GPA?

What if we told you that you can step outside of your comfort zone to try an elective course outside of your program with no risk to your GPA?* Now you can with McMaster Personal Interest Courses (PIC).
Jan 10, 2019

Academic advising extended hours

During Winter registration dates (Jan. 7 to 15) the Social Sciences Academic Advising Office in KTH 129 has extended drop-in hours.
Jan 07, 2019

It’s not too early to start thinking about Level II program selection

As the winter term begins, it’s not too soon for students to be thinking about Level II program selection. The range of programs options in the Social Sciences can be overwhelming, and the Faculty wants to help Level I students choose a program which best suits their educational and career goals.
Jan 07, 2019

Career Prep Day

Get ready for summer jobs, internships and jobs after graduation! Social Sciences students sign up to meet one-on-one with Experiential Education (EE) staff for a resume critique, cover letter critique or career advising.
Jan 03, 2019

Using archaeology to understand the past, present and future of climate change

Andrew Roddick, associate professor of Anthropology uses ancient examples in Bolivia and Florida to demonstrate, climate doesn’t determine our futures. Our choices have always mattered, and they still do.
Dec 18, 2018

Anthropologist-as-interlocutor, or Yes, it’s a Real job: Applied anthropology in a business context

Colloquium: Dr. Tania Ahmad, Head of Human Insights, Idea Couture. Her talk entitled Anthropologist-as-interlocutor, or Yes, it’s a Real job: Applied anthropology in a business context. Nov. 21, 2018 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in L.R. Wilson Hall, room 1003. All Welcome!
Nov 15, 2018

Anthropology Colloquium Series | Dr. Sandra Widmer

"Well-Being for Melanesia": Alternative Indicators, Local Expertise and Women's Pregnancy Care in Vanuatu Dr. Sandra Widmer, Assistant Professor of Anthropology,York University Wednesday November 7, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Wilson Hall, 1003 ALL WELCOME!
Nov 06, 2018