Seminars and Events Archive

Sheldon Scheps Seminar by Luciana Chamorro Elizondo PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Columbia University
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 4:10pm
Sheldon Scheps Library, room 457 Sch Ext

Paper title: Contesting New Sandinista Pragmatism: The return of the revolutionary subject?
Thursday Oct 4th 2018, 4:00 PM
Respondent: Professor Lila Abu-Lughod
Anthropology, Columbia University

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Franz Boas Seminar by Ruben Oliven
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:10pm
963 Schermerhorn Extension

Talk title:  "National and Regional Identities in Brazil:  The Peculiarities of Rio Grande Do Sul"

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

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"

Professor Astrid Van Oyen (Cornell University)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm
951 Schermerhorn Extension


"A Kaleidoscopic Empire: scale and scalability in Roman storage practices"

Professor Timothy Pugh (Queens College & The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm
951 Schermerhorn Extension

"Faceless Hierarchy and Early Maya States"

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