The inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Sri Lanka Bio-Cultural Anthropology Field School has been organized to be held on 14th May 2018 at the Seminar Room 1, of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. After the inauguration ceremony, the Field School will be commenced and held until the 1st June 2018.
This is an international academic program collaboratively organized by the Department of Anthropology of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and the Mount Royal University of Canada as an extension of the MOU signed between these two universities in 2015.
This academic forum is a great opportunity for the undergraduates of both universities to improve and develop their practical and theoretical knowledge on various subjects related to Biological and Cultural Anthropology through participating in academic lecture series, field visits and observations that will be conducted covering most prestigious and culturally valued regions of Sri Lanka.
The academic lecture series will be included interesting topics such as “Socio-cultural aspects of indigenous people: Vedda Community in Sri Lanka”, “A Marriage Ritual of Sri Lanka: Poruwa Ceremony and the Colonial Era and Culture change in Sri Lanka” and “Primate Studies of Sri Lanka”.
Through the field visits and observations that will be commenced from 16th May 2018, Mount Royal Undergraduates will be able to gather bio cultural data that are important in making their final research project and is necessary for completing the Bio-cultural anthropology field school. At the end of this international academic programme, Mount Royal Undergraduates will be given a space to share their knowledge and experience on the bio-cultural anthropological field school and their results gathered through the field visits, with the undergraduates of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on the last day of the field School; 1st June 2018.
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