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

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)

 
 

Title TBA

1pm Brooks Hall Commons
Reception to follow in Brooks Hall Foyer

"'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

Singular-Particulars: Some Reflections on the Excessiveness of Death, Mourning, and Loss

Drawing upon phenomenological insights into the ways that phenomena disclose, indicate, or conceal themselves given the particular conditions in which they are situated and the distinctive modes of access that we may have to them, this talk will sketch the ethical and ontological entailments that afford access to what I term a “singular-particular.” While most modes of particularity inhabiting ethnographic work can be understood as typified particulars, that is as particulars that disclose something of the recurrent and typified ways that particular individuals or groups go about navigating

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