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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 also hold the annual Malinowski Memorial Lecture which, unlike most named lectures, is awarded to outstanding anthropologists at an early stage of their career. Recent lectures have been given by Dr Joshua Barker| (2009),  Dr Rane Willerslev| (2010), Dr Tobias Kelly| (2011), Dr Alpa Shah| (2012) and Dr Andrew Beatty| (2013).

In addition to these events we hold occasional Ethnographic film showings on a diverse range of topics.

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

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Seminar Series

All events are free and open to all unless otherwise stated.

Research Seminar on Anthropological Theory

Lent Term 2015

Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm (unless otherwise stated)
Seligman Library (OLD 6.05) Old Building, LSE

Friday seminar programme

16 January

Esra Ozyurek (European Institute, LSE) 
Making Germans out of Muslims? Guilt, Shame, and Genealogy in Muslim-only Holocaust Education in Germany

23 January

Francesca Mezzenzana (LSE/ Musée du Quai Branly, Paris)
"Do you really think that....?" A Story of Doubt from the Ecuadorian Amazon

30 January  

Richard Irvine (University of Cambridge)
An Anthropology of Time Depth: The Moral Landscape of the East Anglian Fenland and the Politics of Temporal Lock-in

6 February

Stephan Feuchtwang (LSE)
Hierarchy and Civilisation: Developing a Concept with Illustrations

13 February

Amy Penfield (LSE)
Experiencing Petrol in a Petro-State: Morality and Resource Curse among the Sanema of Venezuelan Amazonia

20 February

Agustin Diz (LSE)
Divisionismo: Labour and Politics among the Chiriguano in Northwestern Argentina

27 February

Peggy Froerer (Brunel University)
Aspiration and the Risk of Education in Central India

6 March

Rupert Stasch (University of Cambridge)
Indigenous Egalitarianism and Exogenous Domination in Indonesian Papua: Korowai, Primitivism, and the State

13 March 

Mark Mosko (Australian National University) 
Unbecoming Individuals: The Partible Character of the Christian Person

20 March

Jane Guyer (Johns Hopkins University)
Money as Good to Think: Bricolage in Our Daily Food for Thought

For further information about these Research Seminars on Anthropological Theory please contact Catherine Allerton  (C.L.Allerton@lse.ac.uk|).

Austronesia Research Seminar

Lent Term 2015

Thursdays 5:30pm-7:00pm
Seligman Library (OLD 6.05), Old Building, LSE

The purpose of this seminar is to bring together scholars from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to share their research and expertise of the Austronesian speaking-world (including Madagascar, Indonesia, the Philippines, indigenous Taiwan and much of the Pacific), through a variety of mediums, including paper presentations, documentaries, and analysis of art and music forms. The seminar aims to drive theoretical and ethnographic discussions and to build greater awareness of the diversity of research being carried out in this region. It aims to build a forum in which researchers can reflect on, and be inspired by, future directions and interrelations within Austronesian studies.

PhD students and recent graduates are welcome.

The LSE Austronesia Research Seminar Facebook group| provides more details about the seminar.

Austronesia Research Seminar Programme
12 February  Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary University of London)
Africa in Oceania: Thinking Besides the Subaltern
26 February  Film Screening: Canning Paradise
Discussion with Director and Writer Olivier Pollet
(5:30pm – 7.30pm)
5 March Haidy Geismar (UCL)
Cultural Cosmologies of the Digital: Maori Media and Museum Collections
12 March Chris Martin (LSE)

For further information about this seminar series, please contact Xandra Miguel-Lorenzo (L.A.Miguel-Lorenzo@lse.ac.uk|, Chris Martin (C.A.Martin@lse.ac.uk|) or Dominik Schieder (d.schieder@lse.ac.uk|). 

Latin American Anthropology Seminar Series: 2015

"Crises and Ideologies of Domination"

All welcome!


Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1 7HU 

Latin American Seminar Series
29 January
Room 246, (second floor)
Dr Ignacio Aguilo (University of Manchester)
From Anthropometrics to Aesthetics:  Visuality and Race in the Argentine Chaco
12 February
Room G34, (ground floor)
Luciana Zorzoli (CONICET-Argentina)
Trade Unions under Reform: Neoliberal Transformations from Dictatorship to Democracy in Argentina
26 February
Room 246
Carolina Comandulli (UCL) 
Extreme Citizen Science: A road for Alternatives to Development?  Paths in the Brazilian Amazon.
5 March
Room 102
(First floor)
Dr Jeff Webber (QMUL)
The New Dispossession: Latin American Theories of Contemporary Imperialism
12 March
Room 102
Natalia Buitron-Arias (LSE)
Becoming a Centre: Tools of Dissent and Control among the Shuar of Ecuadorian Amazonia

Contact Details
Agustin Diz, LSE (a.diz@lse.ac.uk|)
Agathe Faure, UCL (agathef.24@gmail.com|)
Jasmin Immonen, Goldsmiths (jasmin.immonen@gmail.com|)

ILAS Coordinator:
Dr. Heike Schaumberg (heikes1@gmail.com|