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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 Alpa Shah (2012),   Dr Andrew Beatty (2013), Dr Rebecca Empson (2014), Dr Harry Walker (2015) and Dr Sian Lazar (2016).

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 2017

Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm
Seligman Library (OLD 6.05) Old Building

Friday seminar programme

13 January  

Maria Kastrinou (Brunel)
The Syrian Druze in the 'New Middle East': sectarianism without a sect, nationalism without the state

20 January

Marc Abélès (EHESS)
Political Anthropology at the Age of Globalization

27 January

Fuad Musallam (London School of Economics)
On continuing in moments of despair: political experience and activist narratives in Beirut

3 February

Chris Pinney (UCL)
Lessons from Hell: Printing, Punishment and Citizenship in India

10 February

Susannah Crockford (LSE)
How to Manifest Abundance: money and the mystification of exchange

24 February

Rob Weller (Boston)
The Silent and the Spoken: Exile, Death, and the Anthropology of the Unknowable

3 March

Edward Simpson (SOAS)
Infrastructure and the politics of thought

10 March

Paul Gilbert (Brighton)
‘Social blowouts’: practicing comparison and locating expertise in Bangladesh’s extractive industries

17 March 

Jose Maria Munoz (Edinburgh)
Value-Added Tax, the One and the Many: The Work of Taxpayer Segmentation in Cameroon  

24 March

Katharine Fletcher (LSE)
“The medium is the message": Pattern-making and plain living among American evangelical religious reformers

(For further information about these Research Seminars on Anthropological Theory please contact Dr Mukulika Banerjee  (m.banerjee@lse.ac.uk).



Anthropology of Africa Seminar Series

Lent Term 2017

All seminars take place in the Seligman Library (OLD 6.05) Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE between 4.00pm-6.00pm.

23 January 2017

Film Screening of Les Maîtres Fous (1955) by Jean Rouch

Between Ethnography and Fiction: Films by Jean Rouch in Francophone Africa
Dr Barbara Knorpp (University College London)

20 February 2017

Begging and Sharing in Kinshasa
Clara Devlieger (PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge)

'A share of my children: cash transfers, caregiving and kin relations at the Kenya South Coast'
Jacinta Muinde (PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge)

20 March 2017 

Multiple temporalities of waiting: The experiences of time among transnational Ghanaian youth in Ghana
Emma Abotsi (PhD Candidate, Department of Education, University of Oxford)

“This is my month of favour!”: Cycles of faith and projections of the future in Nigerian Pentecostalism
Juliet Gilbert (Lecturer in African Studies and Anthropology, University of Birmingham)

’Life on hold’ during the Ebola crisis in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Jonah Lipton (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, LSE)