Yale University’s Department of Anthropology was officially founded in 1937 and traces its origins of research and teaching to work done within the Peabody Museum of Natural History (1866) and the Institute of Human Relations (1928). The Department is home to over 30 faculty and nearly 120 graduate students and undergraduate majors.

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October 9, 2015
Medical humanitarianism—medical and other health-related initiatives undertaken in conditions born of conflict, neglect, or disaster —has a prominent and growing presence in international development, global health, and human security interventions. Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of... Read more
October 6, 2015
Millions of people visit Dubai each year on business and for pleasure. While Dubai has emerged as a global hub city for commerce and tourism, it also is becoming an international center for medical care, including in vitro fertilization (IVF).  People who cannot access safe, affordable, or... Read more
October 4, 2015
Is Early Childhood Development a Pathway to Peace? Yale’s interdisciplinary team – including Catherine Panter-Brick from Anthropology and Jim Leckman from the Child Study Center – go to UNICEF on October 6th to debate the role of Early Child Development programs in promoting peace and reducing... Read more
September 25, 2015
Dr. Andrew Hill, preeminent paleoanthropologist and beloved professor, mentor, and friend, passed away from cancer on September 12, 2015, at the age of 69. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Sally McBrearty, his brother, Stewart Hill, and his mother, May Hill. A native of England, Andrew was trained... Read more