Advanced Seminars

2003

SARApril 12–18, 2003Reconsidering Community: The Unintended Consequences of an Intellectual RomanceChaired by Gerald W. Creed, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate SchoolOn April 12-18, 2003, ten scholars attended an Advanced Seminar chaired by Gerald Creed on the topic “Reconsidering Community: The Unintended Consequences of an Intellectual Romance.” Creed’s inspiration for the proposal was sparked by his observation that use of the term “community” had become common “almost to the point of saturation,” not only crossing nearly all academic disciplines, but also in widespread popular discourse across cultures....
SAROctober 26–30, 2003Empires: Thinking Colonial Studies Beyond EuropeCo-chaired by Carole McGranahan, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder and Ann Stoler, Department of Anthropology, University of MichiganWith their October advanced seminar, “Empires: Thinking Colonial Studies beyond Europe,” co-chairs Ann Laura Stoler (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and Carole McGranahan (University of Colorado, Boulder) assembled seven historians and four anthropologists to explore a more nuanced approach to empire. “Empire is a term that is being deployed in new ways at present,” said McGranahan, “and yet at the same time there is an unreflective use of the term. We wanted to open up the concept for examination.”
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