Fellow Dan Hicks Awarded the 2017 Rivers Medal

The Royal Anthropological Institute announced this week that St Cross Fellow Dr Dan Hicks has been awarded the Rivers Memorial Medal for 2017, one of the highest honours in Anthropology and Archaeology.

The Medal was founded in 1923 in memory of the late President of Institute, William Halse Rivers, and is awarded annually to mark a recent body of work making a significant contribution to social, physical or cultural anthropology or archaeology. Over the years, some of the most distinguished of all anthropologists have been awarded this medal, including founders of the discipline of Anthropology such as Alfred Cort Haddon, E. Evans-Pritchard, and Bronisław Malinowski. More recent recipients have included Marilyn Strathern, Mary Douglas, Wendy James (also a St Cross Fellow), Michael Herzfeld, Alfred Gell, Daniel Miller, and Tim Ingold.

Dan is Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Associate Professor in the Archaeology of the Modern Period, and is currently on secondment as the Junior Proctor of the University of Oxford. He receives the medal in recognition of his "wide contributions across the fields of archaeology and anthropology", which range from his research on the historic collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum to the archaeology of the modern and contemporary world and the material culture of the European refugee crisis. The medal will be formally conferred at the British Museum on Friday 15 September.


Ella Bedrock

Friday 16 June 2017