Seminars and Events Archive
Boas Lecture by Shunsuke Nozawa (Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo), Friday Jan 29 12:10 PM
Talk title: “Masks, Handshakes, and Phatic Fantasies”
Boas Lecture by Rihan Yeh (Centro de Estudios Antropológicos, El Colegio de Michuacán), Wed Jan 27 4:10 PM
Boas Lecture by Mara Green (University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Linguistics, University of California, San Diego), Friday Jan 22 12:10 PM
Talk title: "Icons, Eye Gaze, Ethics: Understanding Natural Sign in Deaf Nepal."
Boas Lecture by Maria Sidorkina (Yale U.) - Wed Jan 20 4:10 PM — "Russian Trolls: Politics, in a Manner of Speaking.”
Sheldon Scheps Seminar: "The Body Dis-placed" A talk by Erin Yerby, PhD Candidate in Anthropology. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - at 4:10pm Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension.
Ethnographic Futures Working Group, titled "Journalism, Anthropology, and Indigenous Activism: A Conversation on the Co-Production of Ethnographic Film in Amazonian Ecuador." With screening by Michael Cepek and Hugo Lucitante
"Contested Narratives of Time and Space: Caste Politics and Aesthetic Occupation in South India" A talk by Victoria Gross, PhD Candidate in Anthropology (Part of the Sheldon Scheps Writing Workshop)
Organized by Prof. Claudio Lomnitz: Lecture by Mexican Supreme Court Justice José Ramón Cossío on egalitarian marriage in Mexico. Nov 13, 6pm. Casa Italiana.
Talk Title: “Feng Shui and Spatiality”
(Part of the Sheldon Scheps Writing Workshop Series)
Sheldon Scheps Seminar Talk by Vita Peacock (University College London): "Through the Looking Mask: Narratives of Transformation in Anonymous"
Respondent: Michael Taussig
What's in a mask? Or rather should we ask - what's in the triad of a mask, it's wearer, and the air that breathes between them? For Anonymous street activists in Britain, the only rule of collective identity is the possession of a plastic Guy Fawkes mask, but it seems this is profound enough, for it is this which offers a portal from one world of relationships to the next. Peacock traces some of these transformations taking place in Britain, situating them in comparative tension with masking practices elsewhere.