Department Calendar

November 2016

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Scheps Talk by Deniz Duruiz, "The Making of a Kurdish Working Class Town"

Scheps Talk by Deniz Duruiz, "The Making of a Kurdish Working Class Town"

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 4:10pm
457 Schermerhorn Ext.
Scheps Memorial Lectures and Workshops

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11/04/2016 - 4:10pm
 
South Seminar: Randal McGuire in conversation with Zoe Crossland

South Seminar: Randal McGuire in conversation with Zoe Crossland

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:30pm
457 Schermerhorn Ext.
South Seminar

Talk title: Materialities of the border and contemporary archaeology at the US-Mexico Border

Randall McGuire (Binghamton) in conversation with Zoë Crossland (Columbia)

For most of the 20th century, the border cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora formed the single transnational community of Ambos Nogales (Both Nogales).  Today the people in Ambos Nogales nostalgically remember this border as a picket fence between neighbors.  In the mid-1990s, the United States tore down the picket fence and erected a steel wall to enclose the border and prevent undocumented migration and drug smuggling.  In 2011, they erected a new and improved steel wall. The rematerialization of the U.S. – Mexican border through Ambos Nogales emerges dialectically from fortification and transgression.  The wall is the most visible instrument of the United States’ militarization of the border, but the wall does not secure the border.  The United States built the wall to limit the agency of crossers. The wall, however, enables agency that the builders did not imagine or desire, and crossers continually create new ways to transgress the barrier countering the interests of the nation states. This in turn leads the nation state to rematerialize the border to counter this transgression.  

 
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11/04/2016 - 6:30pm
 
 
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Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies and Director of the South Asian Institute, Columbia University

Partha Chatterjee, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies and Director of the South Asian Institute, Columbia University

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension.
Franz Boas Seminars

Talk Title:  "Translating in the Theater"

 Reception follows in the Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Department of Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

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11/09/2016 - 4:10pm
 
 
Sheldon Scheps Talk by Firat Kurt, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, CU

Sheldon Scheps Talk by Firat Kurt, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, CU

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:10pm
457 Schermerhorn Ext.
Scheps Memorial Lectures and Workshops

 

Talk Title:   "Forms of Authoritarianism in Turkey"

For a copy of the paper, please send a request to:  fk2256@columbia.edu

 

 

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South Seminar: Rafael Sánchez in conversation with Claudio Lomnitz and Rosalind Morris

South Seminar: Rafael Sánchez in conversation with Claudio Lomnitz and Rosalind Morris

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 2:30pm
457 Schermerhorn Ext.
South Seminar

Talk title Dancing Jacobins. A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism

Rafael Sánchez (The Graduate Institute Geneva) in conversation with Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia) and Rosalind Morris (Columbia).

Since independence from Spain, a trope has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary: that of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism as irreconcilable poles within which a nation’s life unfolds. This book apprehends that trope not just as the phantasmatic projection of postcolonial elites fearful of the popular sectors but also as a symptom of a stubborn historical predicament: the cyclical insistence with which the subaltern populations menacingly return to the nation’s public spaces in the form of crowds.Focused on Venezuela but relevant to the rest of Latin America, and drawing on a rich theoretical

literature including authors like Derrida, Foucault, Lacoue-Labarthe, Nancy, Lyotard, Laclau, Taussig, and others, Dancing Jacobins is a genealogical investigation of the intrinsically populist “monumental governmentality” that in response to this predicament began to take shape in that nation at the time of independence.

 

 

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11/14/2016 - 2:30pm
 
 
 
 
Sheldon Scheps Talk by Natacha Nsabimana, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, CU

Sheldon Scheps Talk by Natacha Nsabimana, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, CU

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:10pm
Scheps Memorial Lectures and Workshops

 

Talk title: “We were Tricked

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Andrea Muehlebach, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto

Andrea Muehlebach, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension
Franz Boas Seminars

 

Talk Title:  TBA

Reception follows in the Robert F. Murphy/Morton H. Fried Department of Anthropology Lounge, Room 465 Schermerhorn Extension

 

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11/30/2016 - 4:10pm