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On-Site Presentations


Dates for Spring 2019 have been posted!

Please Note:  We do NOT provide tours of the Anthropology Research Facility (The Body Farm).

One of the primary missions of the FAC is to provide outreach for the public, including grade schools, civic groups, science‐based college clubs and classes. We provide age‐appropriate presentations that convey scientific information in a professional, accessible, and memorable manner without sensationalism. Presentations on‐site at the William M. Bass Building will be offered only on certain days and times of the week. If your group wishes to come to UT, our graduate and undergraduate students will provide an enriching presentation at our Bass Building which has a maximum capacity of 35 persons (including chaperones); minimum audience of 12 individuals.

**Please note, these presentations are academic lectures for organized groups and are not informational sessions for prospective students. If you are interested in learning more about our academic program, please visit the Anthropology department website  https://anthropology.utk.edu/# and select prospective students.  In addition, the university offers informational sessions and tours for prospective students. The full calendar of campus tours is also accessible on the university website at this link: https://admissions.utk.edu/campus-tours-events/

The presentation consists of two parts. First, an oral presentation is provided covering history and methods of the discipline (e.g., identification techniques, decomposition and time since death, skeletal anatomy, pathology and trauma, the FAC Body Donation Program and related research). Next, a set of skeletons will be set out for attendees to examine the bones and apply their new found knowledge. Presentations are typically 60‐75 minutes. Absolutely no photographs may be taken of the bones or containers. NO TOURS of the lab or the outdoor facility (The Body Farm) are offered.

  • There is no fee for these presentations
  • Parking at the Bass Building is severely limited. While mas transportation must be arranged and coordinated, a bus cannot enter our gates nor park in our lot, nor can we accommodate multiple cars.
  • For SPRING 2019, we will offer presentations on specific dates at set times.  These are listed below and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please realize that a date may appear but it might already be assigned to a visiting group. We will remove dates as they are selected.
  • Our program will begin February 6 and run through April 18. Due to academic and research commitments these are the only openings for the semester. We cannot offer Monday programs.
  • Please complete this form with your first and second choices for on-site presentations.
  • Please contact Dr. Joanne Devlin at jdevlin@utk.edu with questions
Day Month Date Time
Wednesday February 6 930
Thursday February 7 1230
Friday February 8 930
Wednesday February 13 930
Thursday February 14 230
Friday February 15 930
Wednesday February 27 230
Thursday February 28 1230
Friday March 1 930
Wednesday March 6 930
Thursday March 7 230
Friday March 8 930
Wednesday March 13 230
Thursday March 14 930
Friday March 15 930
Wednesday March 27 930
Thursday March 28 930
Friday March 29 930
Wednesday April 3 930
Thursday April 4 930
Friday April 5 230
Tuesday April 9 930
Wednesday April 10 930
Thursday April 11 930
Friday April 12 930
Wednesday April 17 230
Thursday April 18 930