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Department Speakers Series

American Death, and Being

In the U.S. today, death practices are changing rapidly and creatively. Not only did the cremation rate double between 2000 and 2015, but there has been a proliferation of new things to do with ashes – incorporating them into artificial reefs, making them into synthetic diamonds, or blending them into vinyl records. What do these new styles of death tell us about U.S. cosmology and values? What is the status of the subject/object divide in daily life? What is a ‘person’ before and after death? What does the secular afterlife look like?

Cooking Data: Culture and Politics in an African Research World

"Ethnolinguistic Studies in Religion and Conflict"

Linguistic Anthropology Seminar

Location: Brooks Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
Reception to follow 

"Under the Influence: Drugs, Agency and Anthropology"

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies
Location: TBA 
 

"Dynamics of Difference: The Recognition Problem in Indigenous-Nonindigenous Relations in Australia"

Location: Brooks Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
Reception to follow in Brooks Hall Commons 

"Child Language Socialization, Intersubjectivity and the Sociocultural Order in the New Guinea Highlands and Beyond"

Location: Brooks Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room
Reception to follow in Brooks Hall Commons 

"Disrupting Life/Not Life: A Feminist-Indigenous Reading of Cryopreservation, Interspecies Relations and the New Materialisms"

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity; the Native American Student Union; the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life; the Bioethics Program; and the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Science 

Location: Brooks Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room

Reception to follow in Brooks Hall Commons 

"There Must Be a Better Way to Respond": Linguistic Ideology in STEM Contexts"

Program in Linguistics and Anthropology Department Lecture

Location: Brooks Hall Commons
Reception to follow

Evening film screening and discussion with filmmaker Olatz González-Abrisketa of the documentary film PELOTA II (90 min.)

Co-directed by Jørgen Leth & Olatz González-Abrisketa
Location: Open Grounds Corner Studio, in The Corner Building, 1400 University Ave. 

"Men and Balls: Enactions and Recognition through the Basque Sport of Pelota"

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