One of the defining characteristic of the Institute is its intellectual community of scholars and graduate students from across the USF system. Whether during Friday Seminars, Annual Symposia, in a working research group, or spontaneously in the hallway, our faculty and fellows exchange ideas on an ongoing basis about the cultural and enviornmental changes underway in our world today.
The Anthropocene Working Group is an interdisciplinary network of researchers who conduct collaborative research, teaching, and outreach on the Anthropocene, a newly proposed geologic epoch.
The Evolution Working Group is an interdisciplinary network of researchers dedicated
to the understanding and application of evolutionary processes.
The Ancient Diseases and Nutrition Working Group is an interdisciplinary network of researchers dedicated to reconstruction of ancient health, nutrition and living standards.
CEAIOS members focus on understanding and modeling the development of state societies in the Indian Ocean, investigating urbanism as an outcome of global trade, migration and conducting anthropological, archaeological, and ethnohistorical fieldwork at sites in Kenya, Madagascar, and India.
Given food’s centrality to culture, history, and the social sciences, the Environmental Humanities Initiative's main focus is the critical study of food and the need to decolonize food together with issues related to environmental and food justice, agroecology, extractivism, waste, and the visual communication of just sustainability.
WORKING GROUP RESEARCH PROJECTS
IASCE working groups foster interdisciplinary and ground-breaking research projects in various fields with a geographic focus on South America, the Mediterranean basin and East Africa and the Indian Ocean.
WORKING GROUP PUBLICATIONS
Members of the workgroups are actively engaged in sharing the results of their researches in impactful peer-reviewed journals.