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Schedule: Colloquium Series

“Hinterlands, Frontiers, Cities, and States:
Transactions and Identities”


Meetings are Fridays, 11am - 1pm
ISPS Seminar Room, 77 Prospect St.
(see map and directions)
—> Click on name of presenter below for PDF copy of paper one week in advance of session

Colloquium Series Fall 2008

to Spring Schedule

September 12

Brett Walker

History and Philosophy, Montana State University
“Animals and the Intimacy of History”

September 19

Mukulika Banerjee

Anthropology, University College London
“Kinship, Cultivation, and Communism: Perceptions of Democracy in West Bengal, India”

September 26

Graeme Barker

Archaeology, University of Cambridge
“Footsteps and Marks: Transitions to Farming in the Rainforests of Island Southeast Asia”

October 3

Mark Cioc

History, University of California/Santa Cruz
“Hunting, Agriculture, and the Quest for International Wildlife Conservation during the Early 20th Century”

October 10

Nancy Langston

Forest Ecology and Management, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin/Madison
“Modern Meat: Synthetic Hormones, Livestock, and Consumers in the Post-WWII Era”

October 17

Percy Schmeiser

Wheat farmer, Bruno Saskatchewan, Canada
“Ownership of Seed, Plants, and Food through Patents on Higher Life Forms”

October 24

Peter Perdue

History, Yale University
“Is Pu-er in Zomia?: Tea Cultivation and the State in China”

October 31

Sara Gregg

History, Wilson Presidential Library
“Hill People: Appalachian Culture and the American State”

November 7

Steve J. Stern

History, University of Wisconsin
“Staging Dirty War Memory: Notes on Human Rights and Film in Post-Dictatorship Chile, 1990–2004”

November 14

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

Hispanic Studies, Vassar College
“Caribbean Environmentalisms: Rediscovering Agrarian Cultures in Endangered Ecologies”

November 21

Rebecca Scott

Sociology, University of Missouri
“Coalfield Whiteness: White People, Black Coal”

December 5

Susanne Freidberg

Geography, Dartmouth College
“On the Longue Durée of Short Shelf Life”

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Colloquium Series Spring 2009

to Fall Schedule

January 16

Irus Braverman

Law School, State University of New York, Buffalo
“Planted Flags: Trees, Territory, and the Law in Israel/Palestine”

January 23

Eduardo Kohn

Anthropology, McGill University
“Form’s Effortless Efficacy: A Multispecies Amazonian Account”

January 30

David Ekbladh

History, Tufts University
“Liberalism’s Spine: ‘Modernisation’ to meet the Challenge of Totalitarianism, 1933–1944”

February 6

Mark Hineline

History, University of California, San Diego
“Extraordinary Tourists: The Transcontinental Excursion of 1912”

February 13

Roderick McIntosh

Anthropology, Yale University
“Middle Niger Niche Specialization: The Prehistorian’s Deep-time Dilemma”

February 20

Anne Meneley

Anthropology, Trent University
“A Tale of Two Itineraries: The Production, Consumption, and Global Circulation of Italian and Palestinian Olive Oil”

February 27

Kathleen Morrison

Center for International Studies, University of Chicago
Dharmic Projects, Imperial Reservoirs, or New Temples in India? An Historical Perspective on Dams in India”

March 6

Piers Vitebsky

Geography, University of Cambridge
“Repeated Returns to the Field: From Mythic First Encounter to Continual Historical Change”

optional background reading: “Loving and Forgetting: Moments of Inarticulacy inTribal India

March 27

Alessandro Monsutti

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
“Local Power and Transnational Resources: An Anthropological Perspective on Rural Rehabilitation in Afghanistan”

April 3

Nandini Sundar

Sociology, Delhi School of Economics
“Interning Insurgent Populations: The Buried Histories of Indian Democracy”

April 10

Keely Maxwell

Earth and Environment, Franklin & Marshall College
“Making Machu Picchu: Embedding History and Embodying Nature in the Peruvian Andes”

April 17

Laura Sayre

Independent Scholar
“Georgic Apocalypse: From Virgil to Silent Spring

optional background reading: Excerpts from Virgil and Rachel Carson

April 24

Karen Hébert

Anthropology, University of Michigan
“In Pursuit of Singular Salmon: Paradoxes of Sustainability and the Quality Commodity”

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