Event Archives

Events Archive

Anthropology influenced by and in dialogue with John Borneman: A Symposium
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

AN ANTHROPOLOGIST AND HIS INTERLOCUTORS:
Law, Intimacy, and Psychoanalysis in the Political Anthropology of JOHN BORNEMAN

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall and Zoom
Celebrating Life and Work of Talal Asad
Thu, Apr 14, 2022, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Featuring:

Gil Anidjar, Columbia University

Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University

Ayça Çubukçu, London School of Economics

Mayanthi Fernando, University o California-Santa Cruz

Charles Hirschkind, University of…

War, from the South
Thu, Apr 7, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall and Zoom
Speaker
Book Talk: Hanna Garth and Jerry Zee
Thu, Mar 31, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

Hanna Garth's first book "Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal" (Stanford University Press, 2020), is based on ethnographic research in Santiago de Cuba, the island's second largest city. Her research reveals the ways that even food distribution systems, which ostensibly…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall and Zoom
Clifford Geertz Commemorative Lecture: Jonathan Spencer
Thu, Mar 17, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
The Trouble with Golden Ages: Anthropology and the Spirit of Revolutionary Times

Abstract: ‘The trouble with golden ages,’ as Clifford Geertz, quoting Randall Jarrell, once said, ‘is that the people in them go about complaining that everything looks yellow.’ In this lecture Professor Jonathan Spencer will…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall and Zoom
Continent in Dust: Experiments in a Chinese Weather System
Mon, Feb 28, 2022, 12:00 am1:00 pm

In China, the weather has changed. Decades of reform have been shadowed by a changing meteorological normal: seasonal dust storms and spectacular episodes of air pollution have reworked physical and political relations between land and air in China and downwind. Continent in Dust offers an anthropology of strange weather, focusing on…

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Art Effects: Image, Agency, and Ritual in Amazonia
Fri, Feb 25, 2022, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

A book forum with Princeton Global Scholar Carlos Fausto. 

Discussants: Juliana Dweck (Chief Curator, Princeton University Art Museum) and Agustín Fuentes (Professor of Anthropology).

Location
Brazil LAB YouTube Channel
Speaker
Book Discussion: Michael Taussig: Law in a Lawless Land: Diary of a Limpieza in Colombia
Thu, Feb 24, 2022, 1:45 pm1:45 pm
This book talk will be held during an "Anthropology of Law" class. This Zoom discussion is open to all, with a Q & A format. Click here to register for this event.
Location
Zoom
Speaker
Belief, Race, and Nihilism in American Biomedical Science
Tue, Feb 22, 2022, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Belief, Race, and Nihilism in American Biomedical Science

Biomedical science in the U.S. suffers from a crisis of belief that impairs our ability to recognize the effects of society on our bodies. Biologists remain convinced that genetic traits are responsible for asthma and diabetes among non-whites who live near freeways,…

Location
211 Dickinson Hall
Speaker
Searching for Makunaíma
Fri, Feb 18, 2022, 5:00 pm5:00 pm

Film screening followed by discussion with director Rodrigo Séllos. 

Discussants: Katrina Dodson (Translator, Columbia University) and Aparecida Vilaça (Professor of Anthropology, Museu Nacional).

Co-organized by the SPO Film Club Boquitas Pintadas.

Location
East Pyne 010
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