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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

Michaelmas Term 2016

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

Friday seminar programme

30 September  

Andrea E. Pia (London School of Economics)
Back on the water margin: the ethical fixes of sustainable water provisions in rural China

7 October

Liana Chua (Brunel University London)
‘If God is with us, who can be against us?’ Christianity, cosmopolitics and living with difference in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

14 October

Alice Elliot (University of Bristol)
Repeating manhood: movement and the (un)making of men in emigrant Morocco

21 October

Gregory Delaplace (Université Paris Ouest)
The thickness of things invisible. Of some human investigations into ghosts and other kinds of apparitions

28 October

Marc Tabani (Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie, Marseille)
Customary chiefs and the post-colonial state in Vanuatu

11 November

Joseph Webster (Queen's University Belfast)
The Exclusive Brethren 'Doctrine of Separation': An Anthropology of Theology

18 November

Robert Anderson (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and Clare Hall Cambridge)
Edmund Leach, Highland Burma, and the LSE

25 November

Ludovic Coupaye (University College London)
From Growing to Making: Lessons on Ontogenesis and Technology from an Abelam case

2 December 

Anthony J. Pickles (University of Cambridge)
Gifts : Transfers :: Gambling : One-way Transfers. Musing on a Micro-Anthropology of Transaction

9 December

Anna-Riikka Kauppinen (London School of Economics)
Kin Out of Colleagues: the virtue of permanence among Accra's young professionals

(For further information about these Research Seminars on Anthropological Theory please contact Michael Scott  (M.W.Scott@lse.ac.uk).



Latin America Series

Michaelmas Term 2016

All seminars take place at 17:30 at the Senate House (South Block, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU).

Monday, 10 October
Room G26

A Political Economy of Many Worlds? Latinamericanizing the Onto-Crowd
Inaugural lecture by Sian Lazar, University of Cambridge   
Followed by drinks.

Thursday, 27 October
Room 234

Off/On the Map and Beyond: Recalibrating Lima’s art scene and the Networking of Latin America 
Giuliana Borea, ILAS

Thursday,  10 November
Room 234

'Is A Non-Bororo Man A Mr. Wrong?’ Exploring Gender and Kinship Through the Generation of Filmic Knowledge
Flavia Kremer, University of Manchester

Thursday, 1 December
Room 234

Taxing the Indigenous: A History of Barriers to Fiscal Inclusion in the Bolivian Highlands
Miranda Shield Johansson, UCL