Past Event

Colonization and the Politics of Sympathy

February 16, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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465, 4th Floor Schermerhorn Extension

Please join the Sympathy & Care Seminar for a visit and discussion with Danilyn Rutherford and Octovianus Mote this Friday, February 16, 11 am - 12 pm, in the Anthropology Lounge. We'll be discussing Rutherford's 2018 book: _Living in the Stone Age: Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasty_ in connection with the politics of colonial sentiment and independence. Dr. Rutherford is President of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. She will be joined by Octovianus Mote, a leader in Papua's self determination movement. Everyone is welcome to join. Light refreshments provided.


The book is available digitally through our library. Students in the seminar will be reading the entire book and leading the conversation - but again, everyone is welcome to join and participate. Dr. Rutherford suggests that visitors look at the Introduction and Chapter 4.


Thank you to the Department of Anthropology and CSER for supporting this conversation.