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Socio-political structures that govern the cultural practice of making milpa among the Mopan Maya of Belize

”A Preface that is not a Preface (to Poetics of Being in Indigenous Amazonia and Modern Anthropology)”

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Location: CGII (One West Range, Hotel A)
RSVP: Giancarlo Rolando: gcr6af@Virginia.edu

Sponsored by: Department of Anthropology, Center for Global Inquiry + Innovation, and Center for Research & Collaboration in the Indigenous Americas (CRACIA). 

Concert: Klezmer ensemble

Old Cabel Hall (free for students if you reserve tickets in advance)
Cosponsored with the McIntire Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Center for German Studies, the Deptartment of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Drama Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Linguistics Program, and the Miller Arts Scholars.

Colloquium: "Explorations in Music-Theater: Blurring the Lines"

10:30 AM, Byrd/Morris Seminar Rooms (Room 318/318A), Harrison Institute, 3rd floor
 
Cosponsored with the McIntire Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Center for German Studies, the Deptartment of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Drama Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Linguistics Program, and the Miller Arts Scholars.

Colloquium: "Wanderings in a German-Jewish Landscape: Living in the Between"

 
236 New Cabell Hall
Cosponsored with the McIntire Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Center for German Studies, the Deptartment of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Drama Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Linguistics Program, and the Miller Arts Scholars.

"Moonson Travelers: Route and History on an Indian Ocean Dhow"

1:00 PM, Brooks Hall Commons
Reception to follow in Brooks Hall Foyer

Title TBA

1:00 PM, Brooks Hall Commons
Reception to follow in Brooks Hall Foyer
Cosponsored with the Field Methods Workshop (Department of Sociology)

 
 

Microbiosociality: Sensory Ecologies of Ritual Life in Amazonia

In the wake of recent research showing that most of the cells and genes in a human body are non-human, there has been an explosion of interest in microbes’ roles in social life. For anthropologists, attention to microbial relations can illuminate how meanings, materials, memories, and emotions entwine as human and non-human beings co-produce and co-configure local life-worlds.

"'Civilizing' China: Cultural Beliefs about the Urban and Modern in the People’s Republic of China"

"The Chinese Revolution of 1949 is seen by scholars as the quintessential peasant  revolution, and a pro-peasant stance became standard in political rhetoric following the Revolution. But during my ethnographic work over the last three decades I have heard just the opposite view of the peasantry expressed by both urban and rural Chinese. In this lecture I will discuss the stigmatizing of the peasantry and the corresponding valorization of the city.

Chinese Astronomical Systems in the South Pacific

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