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Research Seminar in Social Anthropology

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd floor, 14 Taviton Street 


Spring 2016

13 January Yulia Egorova (Durham)
Jewish-Muslim relations in the UK: memory, experience, context.

20 January Vita Peacock (UCL)
Vendetta activism, or, social death and the masks you don’t wear.

27 January Maya Mayblin (University of Edinburgh)
Celibacy and its malcontents: crisis, endurance and the reproductive power of institutions.

3 February Cris Shore (University of Auckland)
Anthropology and audit culture revisited: indicators, ranking and the reassembling of society.

10 February Daromir Rudnyckyj (University of Victoria)
Anti-debt

17 February READING WEEK – NO SEMINAR

24 February Miranda Scheild Johansson (LSE)
‘The mountain ate his heart’ – agricultural labour and animate landscape in a Protestant Andean community.

2 March Atsuro Morita (Otsaka University)
From gravitational machine to universal habitat: the Chao Phraya drainage basin between infrastructure and science.

9 March Andreas Bandak (University of Copenhagen)
Repetition and the warrants of time: Armenians and the recurrence of genocide.

16 March Don Kalb (CEU)
Deep play: finance, demos, and ethnos in the New Old Europe.

Enquries to seminar convenors: Kimberly Chong (kimberly.chong@ucl.ac.uk) and Galina Stjepanovic (ucsagou@ucl.ac.uk)


Autumn 2015

7 October - Prof Carlo Severi (l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), and Research Director of CNRS, Paris.)
The Pragmatics of what is shown: Indexicality and iconography in ritual discourse

14 October - Prof Rupert Stasch (University of Cambridge)
Singapore, Big Village of the Dead: Cities as Figures of Desire, Domination, and Rupture for Korowai of Indonesian Papua

21 October - Prof Johannes Fabian (Professor Emeritus University of Amsterdam)
Anthropology of Religion: Conversion or Confrontation

28 October - Prof David Parkin (Professor Emeritus University of Oxford)
Isolation, Communication and the Phatic: an African vignette

Cancelled 4 November - Prof Heonik Kwon (University of Cambridge, Trinity College)
Rethinking the kinship polity

11 November READING WEEK – NO SEMINAR


Enquiries to Alex Pillen (a.pillen@ucl.ac.uk)