Fall 2017 Semester Colloquium Series

Free and open to the public

The series kicks off with a Research Council Distinguished Lecture:

Health and the Human Ancestral Microbiome
Dr. Cecil Lewis, University of Oklahoma
Department of Anthropology and Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research
Tuesday, September 19th
5:30-7:00 pm
Unity Room 212, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, City Campus

Sponsors: Department of Anthropology, School of Natural Resources (SNR), and Nebraska's Research Council.

It is now well accepted that human microbiomes are actively involved in human health and changes in our microbiomes from living more sanitized and industrialized lifestyles have led to susceptibility to certain diseases. Our research group has made significant contributions in determining what exactly has changed during industrialization by characterizing the ancestral state of the human gut ecology. This talk introduces the human microbiome, molecular anthropological studies of human microbiome diversity, and the implications of such studies in understanding human health.

Past Events

Fall 2016 Semester Colloquium Series

  • 28 September "Craft Heritage, and Development in 21st Morocco"
  • 11 October "The Desert Fayum Reinvestigated : Landscape Archaeology in the Fayum Depression, Egypt 10,000 to 6,000 BP"
  • 28 October "Are Modern Humans a "Self-Domesticated Species"? Insights from Wolves, Demosticated Dogs, and Tamed Foxes"

Anthropology Reunion 2016 - Thursday, October 13, 2016
The first ever Department of Anthropology Reunion approaches!

74th Plains Anthropological Conference - October 12-15
The 74th annual meeting of the Plains Anthropological Conference will be held at the downtown Hilton and will be hosted by our department, Midwest Archaeological Center, and the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Central States Anthropological Meeting - April 6-8
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society will be hosted by our department (Dr. Wayne Babchuk, local host) on April 6-8 in the Embassy Suites.