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Previous Anthropology Department Field Schools

2008-2009 Field Schools

Himalayan Health Exchange – June 10-July 4, 2009

Anthropology field expedition to the Ladakh region of the Western Himalayan Indo-Tibetan Borderlands and Dharamsala – Cancelled

Venezuela – July 21-August 2, 2009 – Radical Social Analysis 305i

The trip will explore the history, musci, culture and politics of Venezuela – Cancelled

Ethnographic Field School January 5-15, 2009 in Oaxaca

Anth 440 or 540

Field School Cancelled due to economic downturn


2007-2008 Field Schools

The department has offered field schools in cultural anthropology in Oaxaca, visual anthropology in China, and archaeology field schools in various locations (e.g.s, Easter Island, Northern Ireland). Following is an example of a visual anthropology field school offered in Winter session, 2008.

ANTH 440/540: Ethnographic Film School in Shandong Province, China

Shoot an Ethnographic Film in Northeastern China
January 3rd – 16th, 2008
Visit the spiritual home of Chinese civilization in the context of a packaged group tour of northeastern China’s oldest, and most vital tourist destinations.
Students will climb the 7000 steps of Taishan (Mt. Tai), the most revered of China’s five sacred mountains, which has been a pilgrimage destination for 3000 years.
Students will also visit the seaport city of Qingdao (Tsingtao) – home of the world famous breweries – as well as the Birthplace of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong Province.
The purpose of the trip will be several ethnographic films that will be planned, shot and edited by student teams in each location / city. There will be planning sessions before departure. .
The instructor’s permission is required for this Winter Session course, offered through University College and Extension Services (UCES). For more information, contact
Prof. Scott Wilson, Anthropology