Event Archives

Events Archive

Forest Mathematics: Unstable Sets in Indigenous Amazonia
Thu, Feb 6, 2020, 4:30 pm4:30 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
Speaker
On Brazilian Authoritarianism: A Book Forum with Lilia Schwarcz
Thu, Nov 21, 2019, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Location
144 Louis A. Simpson Building
The Poetics of Indigenous Amazonia: Flutes, Spells, Necklaces, and Manioc
Thu, Nov 7, 2019, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

In this talk, Fausto elaborates on an Amazonian aesthetics that expresses itself through a regime of small intervals, producing variation by means of minimal differences. Fausto proposes that this aesthetics is not only foundational of indigenous Amazonian visual and verbo-musical arts, but also orients Amazonian peoples' practical engagement…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall
The Powers of African Spirituality in Global Consciousness: Light, Vision, & Truth Conference
Fri, Oct 18, 2019, 10:00 am10:00 am

This interdisciplinary conference will host priestesses and priests from the Akan sacred path who work in Ghana, the U.S., and elsewhere across the globe - as well as scholars working on related topics. We will explore the recent revitalizations of African spirituality - especially, Akan practices - in the U.S. and elsewhere. In contrast to…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Amazonian Leapfrogging: Long-term Vision for Safeguarding the Amazon for Brazil and the Planet
Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 2:00 pm2:00 pm

An International Symposium

Location
399 Julis Rabinowitz Building
The Ethical Stance and the Possibility of Critique
Thu, Oct 10, 2019, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

Critique is an assertion of values pitted against a state of affairs.  To say that things should not be the way they are--to respond to questions such as ‘Why do I think this political or economic arrangement is wrong (and why should I care?’) implies an ethical stance.  Critique thus draws together fact and value, domains that a long tradition…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Speaker
Public Security and Democracy in Brazil: Challenges and Opportunities
Thu, Oct 3, 2019, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

A Brazil LAB event with Ilona Szabó and Deborah Yashar.

Ilona Szabó is a Brazilian civic entrepreneur, co-founder and executive-director of the Igarapé Institute (a leading think-and-do-tank on security, justice and development issues in the Global South), and co-founder of the independent political movement Agora. An expert on Peace…

Location
144 Louis A. Simpson Building
Indebted: Student Finance, Social Speculation, and the Future of the US Family
Thu, Sep 26, 2019, 4:30 pm4:30 pm

The struggle to pay for college is one of the defining features of middle-class experience in the United States today. As costs rise beyond what any could have predicted, students and parents alike agonize over whether to take on the burden of loans to try and achieve the promise of higher education. This talk will examine the hidden…

Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall
Speaker
The Sun on My Head: A Book Discussion with Geovani Martins
Tue, Sep 24, 2019, 12:00 pm12:00 pm

A Brazil LAB Today event with Geovani Martins. Moderated by Pedro Meira Monteiro (Spanish and Portuguese).

Geovani Martins was born in 1991, in Bangu, greater Rio de Janeiro. He has worked as a ‘sandwich-board’ man and a waiter at children’s parties, as well as in a beach bar. In 2013 and 2015 he took part in workshops at the FLUP …

Location
161 Louis A. Simpson Building
Reunions 2019 Open House
Fri, May 31, 2019, 3:00 pm5:00 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
219 Aaron Burr Hall