Event Archives

Events Archive

CANCELLED: Reunions 2020 Open House

Fri, May 29, 2020, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Welcome Back!

Eat, drink and reunite at Anthropology’s reunions celebration. Join us in reminiscing with classmates, faculty and staff in the first floor lobby area.

Location: Aaron Burr Hall Lobby

CANCELLED: Medical Humanities Fair

Mon, May 11, 2020, 3:00 pm

The Medical Humanities Fair is presented by the Department of Anthropology together with the Humanities Council, the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship, and the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Students will present their final course requirement for ANT/HUM240 Medical Anthropology course, either by showing their artistic project or...

Location: Chancelor Green Rotunda

CANCELLED: Altar, body, Santo, Word in Maya Shamanic Practice

Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 4:30 pm
Rescheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

CANCELLED: German-Japanese Collaboration: Mimesis in Families

Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 12:20 pm
Location: 216 Aaron Burr Hall

CANCELLED: Empire of Feeling

Thu, Apr 2, 2020, 4:30 pm

In this piece I consider this new technique of what liberal theorists might call “righting wrongs” and what others might call simply managing the colony or fomenting empire by another means.  Empire – the extension of jurisdiction of people of sovereignty into the territories waters, jusrisdictions and cultures of others is...

Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

Book Talk: The Torture Letters by Laurence Ralph

Fri, Mar 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

Torture is an open secret in Chicago. Nobody in power wants to acknowledge this grim reality, but everyone knows it happens—and that the torturers are the police. Three to five new claims are submitted to the Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission of Illinois each week. Four hundred cases are currently pending investigation.


Clifford Geertz Commemorative Lecture - Lost and Found

Thu, Feb 27, 2020, 4:30 pm

Title: "Lost and Found"

This lecture concerns the way that lost objects swell in our imagination to take on a life of their own and destabilize reality, begging for alternative forms of writing (and lecturing), especially the making of lists.

Anthropology Day!

Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 12:00 pm

Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. Help us celebrate what anthropology is and what it can achieve by  joining us on Anthropology Day.  

Forest Mathematics: Unstable Sets in Indigenous Amazonia

Thu, Feb 6, 2020, 4:30 pm

Aparecida Vilaça is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Vilaça studies socio-cultural changes among indigenous peoples in Brazil, with an emphasis on conversion to Christianity and schooling.  She has carried out ethnographic research among the Wari’ people in Southwestern Amazonia for...

Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall

On Brazilian Authoritarianism: A Book Forum with Lilia Schwarcz