2018 – 2019 Colloquium

Secwepemc People, Land and Laws at Pípsell: Uncovering and reclaiming connections to place and knowledge

Thursday October 4, 2018

ANSO 134

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Marianne Ignace
Professor of Linguistics and First Nations Studies, SFU

Chief Ronald E. Ignace
Adjunct Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, SFU

 Abstract:

How do Secwepemc narratives connect people to place, ancestral laws, and land rights?

More-than-Human Democracy: On the Political Lives of Cows, Rivers, Mountains, and Gods in India’s Central Himalaya

Thursday November 1, 2018

ANSO 134

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Radhika Govindrajan
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Washington

 Abstract:

This talk examines the ways in which nonhumans – mountains, rivers, cows, and gods – are drawn into politics as intentional, subjective actors in India. Through an examination of the inclusions and exclusions at the heart of this process, it probes the possibilities and limits of more-than-human democratic politics.

About the Speaker:

Radhika Govindrajan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington. Her book, Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India’s Central Himalayas, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. She is beginning work on a new project that examines the ways in which democratic politics in India contends with the nonhumans.

This event is sponsored by CISAR, the Department of Anthropology and the UBC Himalaya Program, with special support from the Cascadia Engagement Fund Research Mobility Award, “Connecting South Asian and Himalayan Research Communities Across Cascadia”

The Monkey as Mirror

Thursday November 22, 2018

ANSO 134

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Abstract:

As shown in the recent excitement about the “ontological turn,” the nature/culture theme has been a perennial concern in anthropology. Using some images of the monkey and the monkey performance in Japan, this talk introduces the historical changes in the meanings assigned to the monkey which occupies the pivotal space between nature (deities, animals) and culture (humans), with a special emphasis on their uses in socio-political spaces.

About the Speaker:
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney is a Vilas Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Documentary as Present/Presence: Crises, community, and human-damaged landscapes

Thursday November 29, 2018

ANSO 134

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Shannon Walsh
Professor of Film Production, UBC

Abstract:

What does it mean to create work that captures the present, rather than a focus on a nostalgic past or a cruel optimism about the future? How is documentary an entry point into ways of seeing the moment we are in and ways of moving through crises together? Speaking about her current feature documentary “Illusions of Control”, Dr. Walsh will discuss the evolution of her methods of storytelling in an age of ecological uncertainty.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Shannon Walsh is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a background in ethnography, visual methodologies, and participatory research. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Education from McGill University and teaches in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC. Her current feature documentary “Illusions of Control” is in post-production.

Capacity, corporeality, containment: Boundary maintenance and social exclusion in Malaysia and Australia

Thursday January 24, 2019

MATH 100

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Lenore Manderson
Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University

Abstract:

Reception will follow lecture at 5:30 PM.

About the Speaker:

Lenore Manderson is a professor of Medical Anthropology in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Australia

Did Secret Societies Create Inequalities in the Upper Paleolithic?

Thursday January 31, 2019

ANSO 134

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Prof. Brian Hayden
Honourary Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, UBC
Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology, SFU

Abstract:

The painted caves of Europe provide important clues to the existence of secret societies in the Upper Paleolithic.

About the Speaker:

Brian Hayden is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at UBC and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Archaeology at SFU.

But is it really Anthropology? Decolonization and Accommodation in Contemporary Participatory Research

Thursday March 14, 2019

AnSo 134

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Mike Evans
Professor of Anthropology, UBC Okanagan

About the Speaker:

Mike Evans is a Professor of Anthropology at UBC Okanagan.

The Clam Garden Network

Thursday March 28, 2019

AnSo 134

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Event Poster: PDF

Dana Lepofsky
Professor of Archaeology, SFU

Anne Salomon
Associate Professor of Resource & Environmental Management, SFU

About the Speakers:

Dana Lepofsky is a Professor of Archaeology at SFU and Anne Salomon is an Associate Professor of Resource & Environmental Management at SFU.