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Public events and seminar series

The department runs a number of seminar series and lectures throughout the Michaelmas, Lent and Summer terms. This year we have had several regional and thematic seminar series. We also have a time-honoured weekly Research Seminar on Anthropological Theory, which has been the venue for cutting-edge, intensive debate on current research in the discipline since Malinowski's time at the LSE. You are welcome and encouraged to attend all departmental seminars.

We hold the annual Malinowski Memorial Lecture which, unlike most named lectures, is awarded to outstanding anthropologists at an early stage of their career. 

In addition to these events we hold occasional Ethnographic film showings on a diverse range of topics. For seminars related to specific research projects please visit their Research Pages.

All events are open to the public on a first come, first served basis where space is limited unless otherwise stated.

Friday seminars

Our regular Research Seminar on Anthropological Theory takes place in OLD 6.05 (The Old Anthropology Library) from 10:30am - 12:30pm on Fridays during term time. 

For further information about these Research Seminars on Anthropological Theory please contact Dr Harry Walker (H.L.Walker@lse.ac.uk).

Michaelmas Term  2019

4 October 2019 
The work of time:  personhood, agency and the negotiation of religious difference in married life in Lahore, Pakistan. 
Ammara Maqsood, University College London

11 October 2019  
The Moral History of the Household Budget. 
Caitlin Zaloom, New York University

18 October 2019
Freedom as ethical practices: On the possibility of freedom through freeganism and freecycling in Hong Kong. 
Loretta Lou, University of Macau/LSE

25 October 2019
From the relational to the mutual: instigating co-operation in Papua New Guinea's urban settlements.
Melissa Demian, University of St Andrews

1 November 2019
Emergence and Experience of “Language” in Indigenous Aché Children’s Interaction.
Jan David Hauck, LSE

15 November 2019
Facing the future as able responsible men: how teenage boys in Nanchong (China) cope with the demands of hegemonic masculinity.
Mag Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong

22 November 2019
Creation and Transformation: Value and the Satisfaction of Work.
Andrew Sanchez, University of Cambridge

29 November 2019
From haunted houses to housed hauntings: ghosts, oracles, and kinship ambivalence in a Sri Lankan merchant family
Luke Heslop, LSE

6 December 2019
When mysteries are good messengers: faith and reason in Orthodox Christianity
Vlad Naumescu, Central European University

13 December 2019
Embedded Clinical Ethnography with Native Americans and in Bhutan: Reflections on an Experiment in Interdisciplinarity. 
Joe Calabrese, University College London

The Malinowski Lecture

Judith Scheele updated

State-like and state-dislike in the anthropological margins

Dr Judith Scheele, Directrice d’études at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in France, and currently Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin.

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE

This lecture argues for a return to the study of political institutions in so-called ‘stateless societies’, and for the need to free them from their association with locally circumscribed, unmarked or even ‘unthought’ practice. There are several reasons for this. On the one hand, there is a growing interest beyond anthropology in non-state political arrangements (whether they are described negatively, as the result of ‘state failure’, or positively), often phrased in terms that lack ethnographic depth and sophistication and that are hence easily dismissed by critics as neoliberal ideology-mongering. On the other, a focus on the ‘non-state’, historical and contemporary, opens up crucial perspectives on its alleged opposite, ‘the state’, and, through it, on questions of different regimes of historicity, and region-formation as a political endeavour. In other words, it might provide insights into political anthropology as a study of shared thought and imagination, beyond all-encompassing notions of power, and thereby reformulate our units of inquiry. In order to do this, it is necessary to question the categories at hand (‘stateless’, ‘non-state’, ‘anti-state’, also of course ‘the state’), and resituate them in a wider, regional and historical context of political relations, of competition, emulation, rejection and encompassment. This is what this lecture attempts to do, with special reference to North Africa and the Sahara.

Judith Scheele is Directrice d’études at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in France. She has carried out research in Algeria, Mali and Chad, on questions of region-formation, trade, Islamic law, armed conflict, and local and regional politics. She is the author of Village Matters: Politics, Knowledge and Community in Kabylia (2009), Smugglers and Saints of the Sahara: Regional Connectivity in the Twentieth Century (2012), and The Value of Disorder: Autonomy, Prosperity and Plunder in the Chadian Sahara (2019). 

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

 

 Read about previous Malinowski Memorial Lectures.

Thematic seminars

 

London Latin American Seminar Series

Seminars are held at 17:00 in Room 780, UCL Institute of Education, Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AL

Michaelmas Term 2019

Thursday 24 October 2019
Opening session by Jan David Hauck, LSE.
“I Don’t Kill Them Anymore”: Ethics, Ontology, and the Face of the Other

Ethical concerns are always informed by relational and ontological schemas (who am I?, who is the other?, how do I relate to the other?). But questions of relation and ontology are by themselves also always-already ethical questions. In situations of cultural encounters and change especially, when social and cosmological orders have become unstable, the in-dissociable relationship between ethics and ontology becomes salient. This paper discusses a narrative of an Aché elder who remembers the experience of an ethical dilemma related to the loss of ontological certainty after contact with the Paraguayan national society. The Aché used to live as nomadic hunter-gatherers in the subtropical rainforests of what today is eastern Paraguay. The first half of the twentieth century was marked by violence. Persecutions by colonists, deforestation, and disease forced all bands onto reservations in the 1960s and 70s. There they now live in peaceful coexistence and close proximity to the villages of their enemies. The narrative tells the story of the death of a Paraguayan logger at the narrator’s hands.  He begins his narrative with an account of the mythical origin and hostile relationship of Aché and Paraguayans and morally justifies the killing with reference to deforestation and cruelties perpetrated by the latter. At the same time though, through intermittent reflections about looking into the victim’s face, which he experiences as “beautiful,” he questions the killing and reframes it as an ethical dilemma.  In my paper, I will analyze this dilemma and ask what it tells us about an ethical relation with the other in Aché understanding and experience before contact and after.  I will do so by attending closely to the face-to-face encounter, which, according to Levinas, is the foundation of human existence and the ethical being-for-the-other.

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Thursday 7 November 2019
“The Community is a Family and the Choir is the Glue”: Power and Belonging in Gaiman Music School, Patagonia, by Lucy Trotter, LSE and Aberystwyth University

This paper is based on 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork in the village of Gaiman with a community of Welsh descendants who live in Patagonia, Argentina. From 1865, there were a series of migrations from Wales to the Chubut Province of Patagonia, motivated by the desire to escape the Englishness of Wales along with an offer from the Argentine government of 100 square miles in the prairie on which to live. Today, over 150 years later, Welshness is thriving in the Chubut Province, where we find around 5000 Welsh speakers, many Welsh choirs, Welsh tea-houses, Welsh traditional dancing, bilingual Welsh-Spanish schools, Welsh nurseries, Welsh chapels and Welsh festivals such as the annual ‘Eisteddfod’. This paper draws on fieldwork as an anthropologist, cellist and singer in Gaiman Music School to explore what rehearsing and performing Welsh music can tell us about notions of community and belonging in Gaiman. It also encourages us to think about the personal politics beneath the tutti through a consideration of what music can tell us about the power relations between those who identify as Welsh-Patagonians, local Argentinians, and tourists from Wales in this context.

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Thursday 21 November 2019
The Contribution of Body Remains to El Salvador’s Transitional Justice: El Mozote Case, by Clara Guardado, Universität Zürich

In this presentation I would like to explore the scholarly production discussing the relationship between memory, justice, and aesthetics. I seek to explain the impact of the political violence of El Salvador’s civil war in the 70s and 80s on the everyday lives of populations still affected by it. I take El Mozote massacre in El Salvador as a case study, since it has been considered one of the largest in the region. As a different approach to study memory and the aftermath of war violence in the region, I aim to discuss the way in which objects (i.e. bones, pictures, archival material) have shaped settings of pain and its aesthetics. My goal is to contribute to rethinking narratives of political violence, memory, and justice by exploring the role that objects and its various meanings have for both, the communities and families seeking justice, and the state’s quest for societal reconciliation. I consider that studying the violence of the past through objects may contribute to clarifying why after signing peace accords some countries in the Central American region became some of the most violent in the world.

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Thursday 5 December 2019
Indigenous Autonomy, Leadership and Local Political Conflict in Highland Bolivia, by Matthew Doyle, University of Sussex

Among the Quechua-speaking highland indigenous communities of Bolivar province in the Cochabamba department of Bolivia there exist multiple overlapping forms of local political authority, including the municipal government, peasant union and the traditional authorities who claim to pre-date the Spanish conquest. Ironically, the national project of the governing ‘Movement Towards Socialism’ (MAS) party to re-found the Bolivian state so as to include the country’s ‘indigenous majority’ has coincided with an intensification of conflict between them.

This talk will examine how legal and institutional changes that purport to further the decolonisation of Bolivian society through recognising indigenous forms of governance have served to further intra-community conflict among the inhabitants of this particular indigenous community. Specifically, one of the centrepieces of the incipient ‘plurinational state’ is the provision for indigenous peasant communities to become quasi-independent entities with their own forms of internal administration based on traditional customs. Yet the ambiguities of the conversion process and the ambivalence of the national government has meant that this has become the basis for conflict. This brings into sharp relief not only the differences between these forms of local authority but some of the central tensions within the MAS project of political reform.

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Public events

 

Lady Black

The View from the Bench: in conversation with Supreme Court Justice, Lady Black of Derwent

Hosted by the Department of Law and Department of Anthropology

Jill Margaret Black was appointed to the UK Supreme Court in 2017, only the second female judge to reach the position. Lady Black attended Penrhos College in North Wales before studying at Durham University. The first lawyer in her family, her initial career at the Bar involved a broad range of criminal and civil work, although she later specialised in family law. For a period in the 1980s she taught law at Leeds Polytechnic. She was a founding author of the definitive guide to family law practice in England and Wales, and continues to serve as a consulting editor. Lady Black was appointed to the High Court in 1999, assigned to the Family Division. In 2004 she became the Chairman of the Judicial Studies Board's Family Committee, until her appointment as a Judicial Appointments Commissioner in 2008, where she served until 2013. Lady Black was appointed a Lady Justice of Appeal in 2010. She was previously Head of International Family Justice.

Zimran Samuel is a Visiting Fellow at LSE and a Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.

 

Past events

 

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Student Finance, Consumer Debt and Potential Solutions

Thursday, October 17
18.30-20.00
LSE, PAN G.01

This public event will explore the student financial complex and potential alternatives to it.

Caitlin Zaloom will discuss her acclaimed book. "Indebted: Family Sacrifice, College Costs and the Age of Student Finance" (Princeton University Press 2019), followed by a conversation with Johnna Montgomerie the author of "Should We Abolish Household Debts?" (Polity Press 2019) and Laura Bear, the author of "Navigating Austerity: Currents of Debt along a South Asian River," (Standford University Press 2015)

schaffer

Two Meanings of Democracy: Lessons from Senegal and the Phillipines

(In association with the Universities of Birmingham, Durham and Warwick)

Speaker: Frederick Schaffer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Thursday, 21 March 2019
6.30-8.00pm
Room 4.10, Old Building, Houghton Street, LSE

 

Xinjiang event March 2019

China's Re-education Camps in Xinjiang

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 6.30pm-8.00pm

Large numbers of Uyghurs have been detained by the Chinese government in re-education camps. What do we know about these camps?

Rachel Harris specialises in Uyghur culture and religion and is based at SOAS.

Jude Howell is an expert on authoritarianism and Professor of International Development at LSE.

Rian Thum (@RianThum) is a historian of Xinjiang based at the University of Nottingham.

Hans Steinmüller (@steinmuller) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at LSE.

LSE Anthropology (@LSEAnthropology) is world famous and world leading. We are ranked top Anthropology department in the Guardian League Tables 2018.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEXinjiang

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

 

DG Poetry Festival February 2019

Financial Consequences
International Multimedia Poetry Festival
Saturday, 9 February 2019 4pm-11pm
Saw Swee Hock

“Financial Consequences - International MultiMedia Poetry Festival” challenges the perceptions of the economic crises and providing a new point of view via a wide variety of mediums. For the last 10 years, we see entrepreneurs, economists, bankers, technocrats and politicians to dominate the public opinion- now is the time for poets to explain to all of them the social impact of their decisions and their politics. The social awareness and sensitivity of poets - in collaboration with video artists and musicians- invited from countries crushed by the economic crises offer us the best possible view to invisible sites of social life, offer us the opportunity to understand and realize the Financial Consequences of economic crises in the everyday life of all of us and especially of people in suffer.

The Institute for Experimental Arts was founded in 2008 in Athens- Greece as a non-profit platform of creative expression and research in the fields of theater, performance art, digital media, installation, poetry and art theory. The Institute is committed to exist as an open meeting point for poets-writers, directors, actors, theater engineers/ technicians, performance artists, photographers, video artists and the writers who develop new analytical tools on contemporary art, media & communication

Saturday 9 February 2019 at 16:00

 

 

Debt Event December 2018

Debt in the UK: Faith-Based and Secular Responses

Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Monday 10th December 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Since the financial crisis, the roles of the state and religious organisations in British public life are changing. Faith-based organisations are key providers of relief to those in debt, often while criticising the debt economy as an underlying cause of poverty and inequality. Campaigns around international debt saw new coalitions between faith-based and secular organisations.

In this public panel talk, held by LSE Anthropology in partnership with Theos and St Paul’s Institute, we ask if similar alliances could be built to confront the harms of personal debt. What common ground do religious and secular civil society organisations have in identifying the challenges of debt and providing solutions? How far do faith-based and secular analyses of personal debt in the UK today converge and intersect? What are their differences?

We start from a common recognition that debt is not just a numerical, contractual or technical issue, but also a deeply moral one involving human social relations. Our talks will explore the moral implications of debt as a social issue. 

Speakers include:

  • Ryan Davey, Research Fellow in Policy Studies, University of Bristol and Visiting Fellow in Anthropology, LSE
  • Mohammed Abdel-Haq, Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton
  • Sarah-Jane Clifton, Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign
  • Barbara Ridpath, Former Director, St Paul's Institute
  • Nathan Mladin, Researcher, Theos Think Tank
  • Deborah James, Professor of Anthropology, LSE (Chair)

 

Shahidul Alam and Bangladesh

Photography, society and activism: Shahidul Alam and Bangladesh

Shaw Library, LSE, Friday November 2, 6.30
Chair: Professor Deborah James (LSE)
Panel: Katy Gardner, David Lewis, Rupert Grey, Saiful Islam

This panel discussion and photo exhibition explores the photography of award-winning Bangladeshi photojournalist, teacher and activist Shahidul Alam and shows how it relates to broader social issues in that country, as highlighted in the recent research of LSE academics. The event forms part of a nationwide mass exhibition of his work to raise awareness of the international campaign for his release from detention. The exhibition runs as part of the UK-wide exhibition of Alam’s work, initiated by the Northern Centre of Photography, University of Sunderland, Autograph, London and Drik, Bangladesh.

Shahidul Alam was imprisoned on 5th August 2018 after speaking out in an interview with Al Jazeera TV about the violent state response to student protests about improving safety on Dhaka’s roads. Hours afterwards, he was abducted from his flat in Dhaka by thirty plain clothes officers hours, tortured while on remand, and charged under Section 57 of the country’s draconian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act. After several unexplained postponements, Shahidul has been refused bail.

Shahidul Alam’s case (and those of other activists similarly held) illustrates the recent deterioration of civil and political rights in Bangladesh, and intersects with themes in work by LSE academics who have worked in the country over many years. Research by Professors Katy Gardner, Naila Kabeer and David Lewis speaks to many of the themes in Shahidul Alam’s photographs, including those of migration, activism and civil society, and gender and power.

Shahidul Alam’s work over more than four decades has been concerned with exposing abuses of power. His early pictures documented Bangladesh’s popular struggle to rid the country of military dictatorship. His show Best Years of My Life was the main exhibit at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Dhaka and Berlin, and at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London. More recently his exhibition on extremism and Islamophobia, Embracing the Other, was shown at Dhaka’s Bait Ur Rouf mosque to international acclaim.

His work has been shown at MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern London, and the Museum of Contemporary Arts Tehran. He received the 2018 Humanitarian Award from the Lucie Foundation who commented “Alam set up the award winning Drik agency, the Bangladesh Photographic Institute, the Chobi Mela festival, the Majority World agency and Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world…”.

The event is free, but is ticketed:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photography-society-and-activism-shahidul-alam-and-bangladesh-tickets-51646481015

Panellists

Katy Gardner is head of the LSE’s Department of Anthropology. Her work has focused on issues of globalisation, migration and economic change in Bangladesh and its transnational communities in the U.K. Her doctoral research examined the transformations associated with overseas migration in a village in Sylhet, and resulted in her monograph Global Migrants, Local Lives: Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh. More recently she is the author of Discordant Development; global capitalism and the struggle for connection in Bangladesh

David Lewis is professor of social policy and development at LSE and has carried out research on a variety of development issues in Bangladesh since the 1980s. He is author of Bangladesh: Economy, Politics and Civil Society.

Rupert Grey is a lawyer and photographer, whose photographs have been exhibited in the UK and Bangladesh. A longstanding friend and colleague of Shahidul Alam, he also represents many of the leading photographic agencies and institutions in the sector and has handled disputes over some of the most prominent and valuable images of the 20th Century.

Saiful Islam is a researcher and CEO of Drik/Majority World. Established in 1989, and based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Drik uses the power of the visual medium to educate, inform and draw powerful emotional responses to influence public opinion. Majority World is a photo agency and social enterprise working with photographers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Chair

Deborah James is Professor of Anthropology at LSE 

 

DG the thinker

The Bullshitisation of the Economy Has Only Just Begun: pointless labour, digitisation, and the revolt of the caring classes

Click here to listen to the podcast

Wednesday 17 October 2018 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Old Theatre

The proliferation of useless forms of employment in the professional-managerial sector has placed enormous pressure on the caring professions, leading to a major social conflagration.

David Graeber (@davidgraeber) is Professor of Anthropology at the LSE and author of Bullshit Jobs: a Theory.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEGraeber

This event forms part of the “New World (Dis)Orders” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from 25 February to 2 March 2019, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social science can tackle global issues. How did we get here? What are the challenges? And, importantly, how can we address them? Full programme available online from January 2019.

 

The LSE International Inequalities Institute and the Department of Anthropology

welcome you on 25 January 2018 
to a half day conference on ‘Neoliberalism, Social Oppression and Class Relations’ 
with Philip Bourgois (keynote lecture), Jeffery Webber, Shelley Feldman, Tithi Bhatacharya and Beverley Skeggs 
(1-6pm, Room 9.04, Tower 2, Clements Inn, LSE) 

and an LSE public event evening panel discussion of
‘Ground Down by Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India’
with Alpa Shah, Jens Lerche, Philip Bourgois and Katy Gardner
(6.30-8.00 pm followed by a drinks reception, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE) 

For further details and to get your free ticket for the conference, please see:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/neoliberalism-social-oppression-and-class-relations-tickets-40939389817

Please note that everyone is welcome to attend LSE public events on a first come-first serve basis, so to avoid disappointment, come early to the Old Theatre for the evening discussion.



 

Angie HeoThe Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt
Speaker: Angie Heo (University of Chicago)
Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Time: 4.00-5.30 pm
Location: Seligman Library (6th Floor, Old Building, LSE) 

From the Arab uprisings in 2011 to ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have been at the center of anxious rhetorics around the politics of Christian-Muslim coexistence in the Middle East.  Despite the unprecedented levels of violence they have suffered in recent years, the current predicament of Copts signals more durable structures of church and state authoritarianism that challenge the ahistorical kernel of persecution politics and Islamophobia.  

This talk examines the political lives of saints to specify the role that religion has played in the making of national unity and sectarian conflict in Egypt since the 1952 coup. Based on years of fieldwork throughout Egypt, it argues that the public imaginary of saints – the Virgin, martyrs (ancient and contemporary), miracle-workers - has served as a key site of mediating social relations between Christians and Muslims.  It further delves into the material aesthetics of Orthodox Christianity to grasp how saintly imaginings broker ties of sacrifice across faiths, reconfigure sacred territory in times of war, and present threats to public order and national security.  Above all, it draws attention to the ways in which an authoritarian politics of sainthood shores up Christian-Muslim unity in the aftermath of war, revolution and coup.  In doing so, this talk directly counters recurrent and prevalent invocations of Christianity's impending extinction in the Arab Muslim world.   



Local Theory of Mind: why people experience the same God differently in different parts of the world

Tuesday 19 January 2016, 6.30-8pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker: Professor Tanya Luhrmann
Chair: Professor Rita Astuti (LSE)

Cognitive science of religion has made significant advances in understandings of supernatural agency. Yet cultures emphasise mental processes in distinctive ways that matter for the experience of God.

Tanya Luhrmann  is Watkins University Professor, Stanford University and contributing opinion writer, New York Times. 

Info: m.engelke@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6494  #LSEanthro


 
Anthropology and Neoliberal Capitalism: implications for theory and ethnography

Wednesday 9 December  2015, 6.30-8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker: Professor Sherry Ortner
Chair: Professor Charles Stafford

In this lecture, Sherry Ortner will argue that the emergence of neoliberal capitalism since the 1980s has had profound effects on anthropology, at the levels of both theory and ethnography. At the level of theory, she will consider shifts in the ancestral status of the Marx-Weber-Durkheim set, and the significance of the rise of Foucauldian theory. At the level of ethnographic description and interpretation, she will consider the proliferation of work in which neoliberalism is either the framework or object of research.  

Sherry Ortner is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at UCLA.

Charles Stafford is Professor of Anthropology at the LSE and also the editor and publisher of the popular online review journal, Anthropology of this Century. 


 
Celebrating LSE’s 120th Anniversary in the Department of Anthropology

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On Friday, 11 December 2015, as part of the celebrations for the LSE’s 120th anniversary, the Department of Anthropology will hold a one-day event to explore its history in the formative period of Malinowski’s leadership and the years immediately after. In the 1930s, Malinowski, together with his younger colleagues and research students, who mostly worked in Africa, established the LSE department as the home of the new, fieldwork-based, functionalist social anthropology that would become dominant in Britain in the following years. Although several historians of British anthropology have described Malinowski’s achievements and their importance, most practising anthropologists have only a rough idea about them and, perhaps especially in LSE, Malinowski is often little more than a legendary name. Through a series of short talks and exhibits, designed to inform and entertain both anthropologists and others interested in the LSE’s history, this event will explore the department between the early 1930s and the 1950s, looking at some topics that have been thoroughly investigated by historians, as well as others that have not.

When: Friday, 11 December 2015 from 09:30 to 17:15
Where: Tower 1, Room G.01, LSE 

Programme

9:30 – 9:40: welcome/introduction by Katy Gardner, Head of Department

9:40 – 10:30: Michael Young’s new chapter on Malinowski at the LSE (read by Catherine Allerton in his absence) and with Adam Kuper’s commentary 

10:30 – 11:00: coffee break 

11:00 – 11:30: Michael Cox on the place of Anthropology in the LSE, c. 1930-1950

11:30 – 12:00: Sherry Ortner on Hortense Powdermaker, LSE PhD 1928

12:00 – 12:30: Jean La Fontaine on Audrey Richards, LSE PhD 1930 

12:30 – 1:30 lunch 

1:30 – 2:00: Chris Fuller on Anthropology and the LSE’s links with India and China

2:00 – 2:30: Stephan Feuchtwang on Fei Hsiao-t’ung, China, LSE PhD 1938

2:30 – 3:00: Filippo Osella on A. Aiyappan, India, LSE PhD 1937 

3:00 – 3:30: coffee break 

3:30 – 4:00: David Mills on what happens after Malinowski leaves the LSE

4:00 – 4:30: Adrian Mayer, LSE PhD 1953 on being a PhD student at the LSE + the seminar

4:30 – 5:15: Maurice Bloch on the Department in more recent times with commentaries and a round table discussion by Laura Bear and Hans Steinmuller


 

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