Current Ripon News

Classics field school in Greece helps student learn real-world lessons

For the third time in four years, a student nominated by the Ripon College Classics program received a scholarship for the four-week summer archaeological field school in Kenchreai, Greece. This was no easy feat. Melissa Velpel ’16, an anthropology and classical studies double-major at Ripon College, earned a full scholarship and air travel stipend from Sunoikisis, a national consortium of… Continue reading

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Margaretten Authors Chapter in New Volume

Molly Margaretten, Ripon College Assistant Professor of Anthropology, penned a chapter in a newly released edited volume titled Ekhaya: The Politics of Home in KwaZulu-Natal. The text was edited by Meghan Healy-Clancy and Jason Hickel. According to the book’s publisher, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, this volume’s, “essays explore major themes in African and global history, including the colonial manipulation of… Continue reading

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Stovel to Present on South American Archaeology

Emily Stovel, associate professor of anthropology at Ripon College, will present a public talk, “Deserts and Temples: Working in South American Archaeology,” on Monday, March 3 at the Ripon Public Library. The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the Silver Creek Room. Stovel recently returned from a two-year leave from the college during which she had a fellowship at… Continue reading

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Stovel Organizes International Workshop

In November 2013, Emily Stovel, associate professor and chair of the Ripon College anthropology department, organized a large multinational workshop in Mendoza, Argentina with the top specialists in South-Central Andean archaeological ceramic analysis. Experts from Germany, the United States, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile attended the workshop and worked towards a number of common objectives. An overarching goal was to evaluate… Continue reading

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Margaretten Documents Struggles of Tanzanian Women in South Africa

Molly Margaretten, Ripon College Assistant Professor of Anthropology, wrote an article that recently appeared in a South African weekly newspaper, the Mail & Guardian. The article was published in short form as “Making hairdo: Paucity and proverbs in Durban” in the Mail & Guardian newspaper and in its entirety as “I Get Money, Now I Get Trouble: Tanzanian Women in… Continue reading

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Anthropology talks open to the public at Ripon library

Globalization and cross-cultural differences in family structure will be addressed in talks this fall at the Ripon Public Library. Emily Stovel, chair of the anthropology department and coordinator of the Museum Studies Program at Ripon College, will be the speaker. The talks are aimed at broadening the learning community in the Ripon area. They are free and open to the… Continue reading

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