Seminars

2011

Street Economies, Politics, and Social Movements in the Urban Global SouthMarch 13–17, 2011Street Economies, Politics, and Social Movements in the Urban Global SouthCo-chaired by Karen Tranberg Hansen, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University; Walter E. Little, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Albany, State University of New York; and B. Lynne Milgram, Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Liberal Studies, OCAD UniversityParticipants in this seminar focused on how street vendors organize to improve their livelihoods and defend their rights in rapidly growing cities in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The 9/11 Generation: Young Muslims in the New World OrderApril 3–7, 2011The 9/11 Generation: Young Muslims in the New World OrderCo-chaired by Adeline Masquelier, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University and Benjamin F. Soares, Senior Researcher, Afrika-Studiecentrum, LeidenThis seminar convened to explore the place of youth in Muslim societies and the place of religion in Muslim youth cultures after the events of 9/11.
Fiber Perishable Chronologies in the Great Basin of Western North AmericaApril 26–28, 2011Fiber Perishable Chronologies in the Great Basin of Western North AmericaCo-chaired by Pat Barker, Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Nevada State Museum; Catherine S. Fowler, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada; and Eugene M. Hattori, Curator, Department of Anthropology, Nevada State MuseumAn interdisciplinary team with research interests in the fiber perishable artifacts of the Great Basin met to better establish and understand regional cultural chronologies and their broader implications.
Warfare and the Epidemiological TransitionMay 17–18, 2011Warfare and the Epidemiological TransitionCo-chaired by Charles Cobb, Professor, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of South Carolina and Dawnie Steadman, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton UniversityThis project aimed to combine archaeological and biological methods to create an epidemiological model of the "topography of warfare" during the Mississippian period in the southeastern United States.
Biosecurity and VulnerabilityOctober 9–13, 2011Biosecurity and VulnerabilityCo-chaired by Nancy Chen, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz and Lesley A. Sharp, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College“Biosecurity” highlights the urgency with which nations police citizenry, transient populations, and border zones. This seminar convened to examine historical antecedents and the moral and material dimensions of biosecurity measures as experienced by individuals.
Moccasin Maker Seminar Participants Wearing Their MoccasinsOctober 21, 2011Moccasin Seminar IIIFacilitated by Cynthia Chavez Lamar, IARC Director, School for Advanced ResearchThe six moccasin makers met at SAR on October 21, 2011 for another seminar to continue discussions on the collaborative project on Southwest moccasins.
Waorani Warfare: A Biocultural PerspectiveNovember 8–9, 2011Waorani Warfare: A Biocultural PerspectiveCo-chaired by Steve Beckerman, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University; Pam Erickson, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut; and Jim Yost, Independent ScholarThis NSF Research Team Seminar was created to focus on advancing the research of a group of scholars on violence among the Waorani of eastern Ecuador, while expanding its relevance to research on human violence in general.
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