Got Anthropology? is not a traditional academic speakers’ series, because it is not about presenting your research to colleagues. We wish to provide the opportunity for students to practice engaging with the wider public by developing and delivering presentations that are entertaining, academically responsible, but above all, interesting. We welcome graduate students from the Department of Anthropology and all related fields, since you don’t need to be an anthropologist to think and study anthropologically!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 series, which will run between October and March (excluding December). Talks are approximately 50 minutes in length with a Powerpoint presentation. Five speakers in total will be selected. There is no final due date for applications, but those submitted after October 6th, 2017 are not guaranteed a place in the current series.

If you wish to apply, please complete the Got Anthropology application 2017, rename the pdf to include your last name or initials, and return it to Any questions or technical issues with the application form can also be directed to this address.


Past Got Anthropology? Talks

2013-2014 Series
Are Tattoos, Piercings, and other Body Modifications Natural?
Is it Really Possible to be an “Ethical” Consumer?
Disappearing Species: Saving Primates through Community Conservation
Avoiding the Robot Apocalypse: What is Technology?
Humanitarianism: A View from Anthropology
If Humans Evolved from Monkeys, Why are there Still Monkeys?

2013-2014 Series
Reproducing Culture: Capitalism, Power, and Hospital Births
Ghosts, priests, doctors, and witches: what we miss when we talk through science and Belief
Redefining Space and Self: A look at Street art, Ideology, and Banksy
From Apex Predator to Man’s Best Friend: tracing the journey of dog domestication
Why Being Big Boned is Beautiful: Osteoporosis from an Evolutionary Perspective

2015-2016 Series
Traditional Knowledge in the Canadian North: Ways of Knowing the Past, Present, and Future
From A to Zoonoses: How Diseases Travel from Animals to Humans
Animals and their By-Products: More than Just Resources
Consuming the Past: The Curious Relationships between Now and Then
Indigenous Urbanness: Indigenous Women and Community in Tkaronto
Uneasy Markings: Thinking Through/Around Mental Health Stigma

2016-2017 Series
Trouble Brewing: Alcohol and the Law in North America
Vandalism or Virtuosity? Graffiti and Archaeology in the Present
Constructing Diagnosis
Sabr: Pain and Palliation in the Islamic Middle East


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