Seminars and Events Archive

Boas Lecture by Shunsuke Nozawa (Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo), Friday Jan 29 12:10 PM
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:10pm
Lecture in 963 Sch Ext. immediately followed by reception with refreshments in 465 Sch. Ext.

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
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:10pm
Lecture in 963 Sch Ext. immediately followed by reception with refreshments in 465 Sch. Ext.

Talk title: "La Racha: Speed and Violence in a Mexican Border City."
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
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:10pm
Lecture in 963 Sch Ext. immediately followed by reception with refreshments in 465 Sch. Ext.

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.”
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 4:10pm
963 Sch Ext. Followed by reception with refreshments in 465 Sch. Ext.

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
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
457 Schermerhorn Ext.

We cordially invite you to join our second instalment of the Ethnographic Futures Working Group, titled 
Sheldon Scheps Talk by John Molenda, PhD Candidate in Anthropology
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:10pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension

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"
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 4:10pm
Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457, Schemerhorn Extension

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.

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