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New Digital Age for Anthropology Department

Thursday, 23 February 2012

— from Fred Damon

As interim chair of the Department of Anthropology, it gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of our new website. There is a paradox in this opening. Since we started our first website, it was created and maintained by David Sapir, even after he formally retired from the Department.  As was the case when PCs started making their way into our everyday lives in the 1980s, David, for long one of the elders of the Department, led us into a new age. We thank him for so often pulling us along, some of us never willingly.

This new effort begins with a modest hope that we have added to what he so well and lovingly maintained. More recently this effort was initiated and directed by Susan McKinnon, who served a three year term as chair and who will return as our chair and director of this project beginning the next academic year. Susan’s efforts pulled into this program Web Developers from UVa’s Office of Public Affairs, Carey Hill and Kristy Moon. And once the three of them organized the basic infrastructure of the site, our graduate Teaching & Technology Support Partner, graduate student Dionisios Kavadias, helped all of us move forward to a form and content that we hope will aid in bringing us to the world, both inside and outside the University, and the world to UVa  Anthropology.

These worlds are forever changing so keep coming back to see what we are up to.