“Traversing the City: the Making of Indigenous Spatialities Within and Beyond Buenos Aires” March 9th, Wednesday, at 11:30 – 1:30pm, ANSO 134, 6303 Marine Dr Ana Ines Vivaldi Pasqua is PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UBC. ABSTRACT: This dissertation examines the mobile and multi-sited spatiality produced by an indigenous group living in […]
The Department of Anthropology is delighted to welcome the new and returning students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. To celebrate, we invite you to the 2016 ANTH Imagine UBC Day and Back to School BBQ on Tuesday, September 6th. Come join us for a free BBQ lunch, learn about what the Anthropology program has […]
Dr. Charles Menzies’ People of the Saltwater is a combination of personal narrative and ethnographic monograph. This talk explores the complication, advantage, disappointment and enjoyment involved in writing home: both in the sense of writing home to an audience familiar with the subject matter and writing about home to an audience unfamiliar with the place, people, and history.
Focusing on beauty work, Dredge Byung’chu Kang (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California), shows how embodying Koreanness consolidates the achievement of white Asian status while continuing to perpetuate the marginalization of those with dark skin and low social status in Thailand. Location: ANSO 134 Click here to download a PDF of the colloquium poster.
The Angyaaq was nearly lost to time and it is museum collections that have kept this knowledge alive and allowed the Sugpiat to relearn and put this knowledge back into a living context. In 2014 we made models and then in 2015-16 we constructed two full-sized functional Angyaak. This project shows the value of museum collections to tribes and vice versa.
Dr. Zitzewitz’ research focuses on the different ways that Indian artists—both Hindu and Muslim—have inhabited the secular space of the art world during and after the rise of fundamentalist politics. She is beginning a new project on the contemporary art of India and Pakistan, the first installment of which will be curated exhibitions at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU.
Although we have made some improvements toward a different kind of anthropology, one which is embodied, the investigations of the body and performance have ultimately remained on the margins of the discipline. Drawing from my ethnographic-participant fieldwork with North Indian tabla players and the teaching of ethnomusicology labs at an American University, I argue for a turn to what Sarah Pink (2009) has called sensory ethnography.
In this presentation, I will describe non-destructive methods for the identification of mammalian hair with examples from two case studies. In the first study, a single human hair was discovered among museum-curated megafaunal hair specimens from the Colorado Plateau dating to between about 10,400 and 13,600 cal BP. The second case study is a sample of probable human hairs identified among the large quantities of bison hair in the Promontory Caves, Utah (AD 1250-1290).
The Republic of Nauru occupies a prominent place in the international news. In August 2016, the small nation state found itself at the center of another global media frenzy with the Guardian Australia’s “exclusive Nauru Files leaks.” With a catalogue of over 2000 filed incident reports, Nauru’s offshore refugee operations were characterized worldwide as an exceptionality, “a dark, wretched Truman Show without the cameras.”
How do human beings attune themselves to the subtle, ambiguous, and invisible? Are there ways of training ourselves to listen, see, and sense more acutely that will allow us to learn about the inner worlds of others?