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FALL 2013: September / October / November / December

Department of Anthropology and Center for Middle Eastern Studies Dissertation Defense

"Prolonged Humanitarianism: The Social Life of Aid in the Palestinian Territories"

presented by Sa’ed Adel Atshan

Friday, September 6th
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
1730 Cambridge Street
12:00 p.m.

Department of Anthropology Dissertation Defense

"The Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok"

presented by Claudio Sopranzetti

Monday, September 9th
Yenching Common Room
2 Divinity Avenue
4:15 p.m.

Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard

"Publishing, Data, and Archaeology"

presented by Eric Kansa (University of California, Berkeley)

Tuesday, September 10th
Science Center A
5:00 p.m.

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

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Harvard Archaeology Program Seminar Series

"Community-Based Archaeology: Research with, by and for Indigenous and Local Communities"

a talk by Sonya Atalay

Wednesday, September 11th
Putnam Lab, Peabody Museum
12:00 p.m.

2013 Anthropology Day

Anthropology Day is an annual event highlighting the research and academic life of the Department of Anthropology.

Friday, September 13th
William James Hall Room 1
2:00 p.m.
Reception to follow.

Presented by The Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. All are welcome to attend.


Asad Ahmed
Reading Minds: Criminal Trials and the Semiotics of Intentionality

C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky
Putin, Arkhaim and the Origin of the Slavs

Anya Bernstein
An Inadvertent Sacrifice: Body Politics and Sovereign Power in the Pussy Riot Affair

Davíd Carrasco
Looking Backward, Seeing Forward: Revising my book Religions of Mesoamerica

Christian Tryon
The Diversity of Early Modern Humans in East Africa

Arthur Kleinman 
A Passion for Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Works from my Sabbatical

Social Anthropology Program Seminar Series

"Eating an elephant, imagining a community: Culinary Nationalism and the Memory of the Senses"

a talk by Mary Steedly (Harvard)

Monday, September 23rd
William James Hall 1550
4:15 p.m.

Harvard Archaeology Program Seminar Series

"Inland Desert Settlement and Environmental Change in Bronze and Iron Age Southeast Arabia"

a talk by Jason Herrmann (Dartmouth College)

Wednesday, September 25th
Putnam Lab, Peabody Museum
12:00 p.m.

Social Anthropology Program Seminar Series

"Non-sovereign Futures? French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment"

a talk by Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers)

Monday, September 30th
William James Hall 1550
4:15 p.m.

Co-sponsored by DCRLAS, AAAS, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and the Political Anthropology Working Group.

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