UCL Anthropology


Social Anthropology Seminar Series

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

Spring 2019

9 January Stephen Lyon (Aga Khan University)
Political Kinship in Pakistan: Affective and Strategic Dynastic and Marital Network

16 January Dimitrios Theodossopoulos (University of Kent)
Iphigenia’s dream: generational accountability in times of austerity

23 January Stefaan Jansen (Manchester University)
Anthropological (in)fidelities to Alain Badiou

30 January Naomi Leite (SOAS)
Rethinking Rationality: On Comparison and the Kinship ‘I’    

6 February Dana Walrath (Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin/UCSF)
Birth, Death, and Working at the Edges

13 February READING WEEK – No Seminar

20 February Judith Scheele (Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin)
Fifty shades of khaki: military urbanism in the Chadian Sahara 

27 February  Paola Filippucci (Cambridge)
‘Dead for France’: landscape, commemoration and memory on the Verdun battlefield

6 March Andrea Muehlebach (University of Toronto)
A Vital Politics: Water Insurgencies in Europe

13 March Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University)
Subversive Archaism: Why Governments Attack Loyal Citizens

Contacts: Ruth Mandel (r.mandel @ucl.ac.uk) and Charles Stewart (c.stewart@ucl.ac.uk)

Autumn 2018

3 October - Ramon Sarro (Oxford University)
The City of the Future and The Forest of the Ancestors: Prophetic Landscapes in Northern Angola

10 October - Anne Christine Trémon (Université de Lausanne)
Acting Like the State: Public Goods Provision and Tributary Social Reproduction in an Urbanized Village (Shenzhen, China)

17 October - Akira Takada (Kyoto University)
Environmental perception and wayfinding practices among the San of the Central Kalahari

24 October - Jamie Barnes (University of Sussex)
The Ontological Implications of Spirit Encounters

31 October - Rebekah Plueckhahn (UCL)
The prism of quality – Urban ethics and ownership in Ulaanbaatar


Enquiries to Jerome Lewis (jerome.lewis@ucl.ac.uk)