Seminars and Events Archive

Franz Boas Seminar by Danilyn Rutherford, President, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension

Talk Title:  "The title is The Sovereignty of Vulnerability"

Sheldon Scheps Seminar with Naeem Mohaiemen, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 6:10pm
Room 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Respondent: Professor Nico Bambauch, Assistant Professor, Film, Columbia University

Talk Title: "I used to think art is a gift, now I am not so sure"


Sheldon Steps Seminar by Patrick Nason, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:10pm
457 Schermerhorn Extension

Respondent: Mara Green, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Talk Title: On the Calling of Sharks

A Scheps Talk by Dr. Anastasia Piliavsky, Fellow and Director of Studies in Social Anthropology at Girton College, University of Cambridge
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:10pm
Sheldon Scheps Library, Room 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Talk Title: "Hierarchy As Hope"

Reception follows

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The Ruth Benedict Lectures with Prof. Partha Chatterjee: "I AM THE PEOPLE: REFLECTIONS ON POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY"
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor of Barnard Hall

Lecture 1, Monday, April 2nd, 2018, 4pm

Sheldon Scheps Seminar by Firat Kurt, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 5:10pm
Sheldon Scheps Library, Room 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Title: Belligerent Grammars: Formalist Bureaucracy, Substantive Politics, and Full Life at Margins of Istanbul

Respondent: Prof. Brian Larkin, Dept. of Anthropology

Franz Boas Seminar with Dr. Yael Navaro, Reader in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension

Talk Title: TBD



Open House in Anthropology
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Sheldon Scheps Library, Room 457 Schermerhorn Extension

And Tuesday, Feb 27th, 4-6

Publishing Workshop with Ken Wissoker (Duke University Press)
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library Room 457

Ken Wissok, the Editorial Director of Duke University Press, will be joining us to talk about the process of turning a dissertation into a book manuscript. This workship will be especially beneficial to graduate students writing their dissertations and early career faculty who are in the process of turning their dissertation into a book. 

Franz Boas Seminar Nick Bartlett, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Culture and Society, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension

Talk Title:  “Recovering Futures: Historicity, Hope and China’s Heroin Generation.”

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


Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 - 4:10pm 963 Schermerhorn Extension

Speaker: Dr. Naisargi Dave

Talk Title:  TBD


Wednesday, March 7th, 2018-4:10 963 Schermerhorn Extension

Speaker: Dr. Danilyn Rutherford

Talk Title: TBD


Wednesday, March 21st, 2018-4:10 963 Schermerhorn

Speaker: Dr. Yael Navaro