UCL Anthropology


Radical Anthropology Talks

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The revolutionary potential of women’s solidarity

Language, art, music and culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. These talks are a general introduction to social and biological anthropology, ranging over fields as diverse as hunter-gatherer studies, mythology, primatology, archaeology and archaeoastronomy. Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology.

Summer 2022

5 May The Things She Knew: The Civilizing Influence of Women in African Mythology Folklore. Helen Nde

10 May 'Grisi siknis': Solidarity and resistance among young Miskitu women. Mark Jamieson

17 May An ideology of blood at the root of symbolic culture: African hunter-gatherer perspectives. Ian Watts

24 May Ridicule, Public Speaking and Noise: On the BaYaka normative world. Dasa Bombjakova

7 June The history of the menstrual hut. Chris Knight

These talks are held between 6.30 and 8.30, normally in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, University College London. Owing to Covid, however, we will be Zoom only for the foreseeable future. To guarantee a place, please book your ticket in good time, at least one day in advance of your selected talk, through Eventbrite. We will email you the Zoom ID and passcode on the morning of the event.