Social Anthropology Announces Autumn Seminars
This autumn's seminars in social anthropology range in topic from gambling in London to pornography in Bangladesh.
Social Anthropology Seminars and Workshops
Semester 1, 2009-10
2nd October, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Anthropology in Practice: Workshop in Honour of Tony Good (with Jonathan Parry, Chris Fuller, Tony Cohen and others)
Staff Common Room, 6th Floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Bob Simpson and Salla Sariola (Durham): Subjectivity and notions of self in bioethics discourses and clinical trials in Sri Lanka
Lotte Hoek (Edinburgh): Voice, Vision, Veils: Purdah and Pornography in the Bangladesh Film Industry
John Harries and Guro Huby (Edinburgh): Bloody Paperwork
Thursday 29 October, 5.15 p.m.
Karin Barber (Birmingham): The present in the past: the emergence of new genres and publics in early Yoruba print culture
Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower
Karin Barber (Birmingham): Moral energy and what looks like life in African popular culture
Magnus Marsden (SOAS): Of Caviar, Jihad and Diplomacy: Islam and Trade on the Frontiers of South and Central Asia
Rebecca Cassidy (Goldsmiths): Time and the Betting Shop
Faisal Devji (Oxford): The Language of Muslim Universality
Monday 23 November, 4 p.m.
Marnia Lazreg (CUNY): Turning to the veil: Surplus or loss of meaning?
Seminar Room 5, Chrystal Macmillan Building
Wednesday 25 November
Alexander Robertson (Edinburgh): How can Lukoho be his own grandfather? Being and Becoming in East Africa *
Charles Jedrej Lecture in African Anthropology (with CAS)
Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building 4 p.m.
Niko Besnier (Amsterdam): Athletes' Bodies and Global Connections: Rugby, the Abacus, Tonga, Japan
Mukulika Banerjee (LSE): Caste, Communism and Cultivation: Harvest and Democracy
Seminars are held every Friday from 2 to 4 in Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square (except 2nd October workshop, 29 October Munro Lecture, and 23 and 25 November seminars).
For more information please contact May Rutherford: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0131 650 3933