IU anthropologist urges collaboration with local peoples in creating climate mitigation policies

Post by Kevin Fryling, who normally writes at the Science at Work blog: Large-scale, international conservation and climate change mitigation efforts must engage with the voices and needs of local and indigenous people, IU anthropologist Eduardo S. Brondizio writes in an essay published June 10 in the journal Science. The essay was written in collaboration […]

Multidisciplinary panel unpacks the pope’s encyclical

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: The papal encyclical released in June still has scholars wondering what changes in both policy and attitude can be expected, if any, from the holy document. A panel of Indiana University scholars gathered on Tuesday to discuss just that. Constance Furey, professor of religious studies; Philip Stevens, professor of […]

IU awarded consultation grant for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

The National Park Service has awarded Indiana University a $46,348 grant to support consultation with representatives of Native American tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations about matters related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, known as NAGPRA. The grant will enable IU to bring representatives of at least 10 tribes to the Bloomington […]

Report details anthropologists’ role in addressing climate change

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Indiana University faculty are key contributors to a recent report from the American Anthropological Association detailing the ways that anthropologists are tackling climate change. The report, “Changing the Atmosphere: Anthropology and Climate Change,” is the final one in a series released by the association’s Global Climate […]