Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture and the Environment

Welcome to IASCE

The Institute provides the physical and intellectual infrastructure to create and disseminate transdisciplinary knowledge about culture and the environment through seminars and working groups.  We currently have four foci: 1) Evolutionary theory, both cultural and biological, 2) the Anthropocene, 3) Ancient diseases and nutrition, and 4) East African and Indian Ocean. We draw on faculty from across the College of Arts and Sciences and beyond including those in the sciences, humanities, and professional schools.    

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Dr David Himmelgreen named Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Dr David Himmelgreen, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Food Security and Healthy Communities, has been named as new Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one of the world’s most prestigious honors for academic research, for distinguished contributions to the field of anthropology, particularly for research and programs mitigating global food insecurity, especially for marginalized populations, and in relation to HIV/AIDS and nutritionally related diseases.