Anthropology Colloquium

Friday 09 March, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. AP 246

Professor Jack Veugelers, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Past and present, colony and metropole: The legacy of French Algeria for the far right in contemporary France

Jack Veugelers received his B.A. (in Sociology and Anthropology) from the University of Toronto and his M.A. and Ph.D. (in Sociology) from Princeton University. He joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto in 1996 and in 2001 received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts and Science. His research has focused primarily on right-wing extremism and the politics of immigration in Canada and Europe (especially France and Italy). His current project, a study of the politics of European ex-colonials from Algeria, traces the connections between colonialism, voluntary association, and right-wing extremism in France today.

registration required for guaranteed access;  click on event calendar for link

Professionalisation Committee

Friday 16 March, 12-2pm AP 367

Academic Publishing for Graduate Students: Strategies for When, Where, and How to Get Published
Coordinators:  Ted Sammons, Mary Silcox, Bence Viola

This workshop offers graduate students the opportunity to informally question faculty with journal editorial experience about the publishing process.

Anthropology Building, AP 367

Anthropology Colloquium

Friday 16 March, 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Archaeology Centre Boardroom

Professor Mitch Hendrickson, University of Illinois at Chicago

Steely Places and Angkorian Spaces? Conceptualizing the rise of the Khmer Empire (11th to 13th c. CE), Cambodia

The question of how the Khmer Empire became the most influential polity in medieval mainland Southeast Asia has been largely unaddressed in over 100 years of research. Recent work by the Industries of Angkor Project (INDAP) has sought to fill this gap via an intensive, multidisciplinary investigation of the material and social factors that enabled Angkor to become the largest settlement in the premodern era. INDAP’s focus is on the transformative role of iron – or specifically steel – for enhancing temple construction, agricultural output and military success. This presentation highlights current field and laboratory research around Phnom Dek, the literal “Iron Mountain” 100km east of Angkor, and will focus on the scalar interplay between landscapes, furnace organization, producers, and ‘steely’ places in the metal itself. Based on our current findings we argue that industrial level manufacture of iron was one of the most significant factors in the rise of Angkor and can begin evaluating whether Khmer or ethnic minority groups were responsible for its production.

Professionalisation Committee

Friday 23 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm, AP 367

Marketing Qualitative Research Skills for Health & Non-Profit Sectors
Coordinator: Krista Maxwell

This workshop introduces students to what employers in the health and non-profit sector are looking for when they advertise for qualitative researchers/ ethnographers/ anthropologists, and how cultural and medical anthropology graduate students can best position themselves to be considered for these research positions.

Professionalisation Committee

Wenner-Gren Grant Writing Assistance –  Archaeology and Evo Students are welcome to send drafts of their applications to Edward Swenson ( and Bence Viola ( by April 2 2018. They will provide individual students detailed written comments and tips for improvement.

Monday 16 April, 10:00am – 12:00pm, AP 246

Wenner-Gren Writing Workshop, SCL students
Coordinators: Andrea Muehlebach and Ted Sammons

A formal workshop will be held to assist SCL graduate students in improving their Wenner-Gren Applications. Please send your proposals in progress to Andrea Muehlebach ( and Ted Sammons (