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Read more at: The Frazer Lecture 2022: Professor Matthew Engelke

The Frazer Lecture 2022: Professor Matthew Engelke

Friday, 20 May, 2022 - 16:30 to 18:00

Professor Matthew Engelke (Columbia University) Sovereign Bodies 250x250-mengelkecredit_louis_engelke.jpg Throughout his work, Sir James George Frazer focused on the nexus of life and death, above all in his well-known studies of such ideas and practices as regicide and scapegoating. One of his primary interests in doing...


Read more at: MAX CAM PUBLIC AND VIRTUAL LECTURE

MAX CAM PUBLIC AND VIRTUAL LECTURE

Thursday, 11 November, 2021 - 17:30 to 19:00

The Protestantism of Neoliberalism with Daromir Rudnyckyj (University of Victoria, Canada) Abstract: In an interview with the Sunday Times two years after her stunning electoral triumph, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher proclaimed “Economics are the method; the object is to change the heart and soul.” This lecture...


Read more at: Annual Marilyn Strathern Lecture

Annual Marilyn Strathern Lecture

Thursday, 9 May, 2019 - 17:00 to 18:00

Professor Penny Harvey (The University of Manchester) The Awkward Relations of Infrastructural Politics Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. Professor II at the University of Oslo. Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Co-editor of the Routledge book series Culture, Economy...


Read more at: Honour, Conflict and Coercion: the Anthropology of Violence, London Anthropology Day 2017
Honour, Conflict and Coercion: the Anthropology of Violence, London Anthropology Day 2017

Honour, Conflict and Coercion: the Anthropology of Violence, London Anthropology Day 2017

Honour, Conflict and Coercion: the Anthropology of Violence (Sackler B) Andrew Sanchez, University of Cambridge, London Anthropology Day 2017 Join us at the 2017, annual London Anthropology Day in the British Museum's Education Clore Centre on Thursday 29 June from 10am – 5.30pm. The event is free and open to Year 12, 13...


Read more at: Pedagogies of Context: Theorising Freedom of Expression at the European Court of Human Rights

Pedagogies of Context: Theorising Freedom of Expression at the European Court of Human Rights

Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00

Pedagogies of Context: Theorising Freedom of Expression at the European Court of Human Rights Risking Speech warmly invite you to a lecture by Jessica Greenberg, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Risking Speech is a 5 year project entitled 'Situating Free Speech:European Parrhesia in...


Read more at: The Frazer Lecture: Professor Jane Guyer

The Frazer Lecture: Professor Jane Guyer

Monday, 17 October, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00

Professor Jane Guyer (Johns Hopkins University) Anthropological Recuperations: Intellectual and Social In honour of the 95th anniversary of the inauguration of the Frazer Lecture in 1921, after the Great War, taking inspiration from Mauss’s Essay on the Gift written in the same period, drawing from themes in my recent...


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Public Lectures

The Department of Social Anthropology has three public lecture series: The Frazer Lecture The Rivers Lecture The Strathern Lecture


Read more at: W.H.R. Rivers Memorial Lecture 2016: Professor Tanya Luhrmann

W.H.R. Rivers Memorial Lecture 2016: Professor Tanya Luhrmann

Monday, 18 January, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00

Prof Tanya Luhrmann (Stanford University) Local theory of mind: why people experience the same god differently in different parts of the world The substantial achievement of the cognitive science of religion has been to demonstrate that evolved, “natural” qualities of our minds readily generate intuitions about...