Anthropology Department

Departmental Calendar 2013-14

Lectures

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:30pm Vollum Lecture Hall
First Annual Sex, Gender and Sexuality Symposum

Lecture: "The Five Sexes" presented by Dr. Anne Fausto Sterling, Brown University. 

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 12:00-2:00pm Vollum Lecture Hall
Faculty-Student Seminar with Dr. Anne Fausto Sterling, Brown University. This event is by invitation only.

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 2:30-5:00pm Eliot 314
Mini-conference: Religion, language, and Media: The Western analysis of religion long focused almost exclusively on the scriptures, creeds, and beliefs - that is, the language - of religious lives. But recently scholars turned dramatically away from these concerns, recognizing the extent to which religious practice is about the disposition of bodies or peoples' interactions with physical objects, from genuflecting to learning to wear a hijab. At this moment we ask: are these two irreconcilable approaches? How does language relate to the other media of religion? In this mini-conference scholars from the US and UK as well as from Reed will present lectures and brief statements before engaging in a roundtable discussion that will hopefully include extensive audience participation.

Bonus: Snacks provided!

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 4:00-6:00pm Psychology Auditorium
Arts and Media in the Arab Uprisings

Speakers will include:

- Nada Shabout (art history, University of North Texas)

- Jeannie Sowers (political science, University of New Hampshire)

- Jessica Winegar (anthropology, Northwestern).

- Kris Cohen (art history, Reed) will serve as a discussant. 

This event is co-sponsored with the Art and Political Science Departments

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 2:00pm Vollum Lecture Hall
Lecture: "Classified Memories: Trying To Try Terror Suspects Who Were Tortured by the CIA" presented by Dr. Lisa Hajjar, University of California, Santa Barbara

This event is co-sponsored with the Political Science Department

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:00pm Pysch 105
Lecture: "The ups and downs of space and time in the Yupno Valley" presented by Rafael Nunez (UC San Diego) & Kensy Cooperrider (University of Chicago)

Friday, April 5, 2014 - 5:00pm Pysch 105
Panel Lecture: "Putting Anthropology to Work: On How to Live the Cultured Life Beyond the Academy". 

Speakers will include: 

Robin Fink '09

- Kevin Henner '10

- Kendall Taggart '09

- Peter von der Porten '11

Refresments will be served.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:30pm Pysch 105
Lecture: "How 'Religion' Came About" by Maurice Bloch, Emertius professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. In this lecture, Dr. Bloch argues that the associations that the English word "religion" evoke - such as belief, the supernatural, and the counter-intuitive - are misleading when we try to understand humans and their sociality in general. Such a conclusion raises the question as under what historical circumstances such phenomnea as the Abrahamic religions arise. It will be suggested that this occurs when early states collapse. Finally the argument will be used to explain the resilience and continual re-emergence of religious-like phenomenon in contemporary society. 

Conferences

November 20-24, 2013
Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Chicago. More information.

Fall/Spring Seniors

Friday, September 13, 2013
College deadline for adding Thesis 470.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 4:00-6:30pm
Library Session in Library 17 for anthropology seniors: introduction to research resources.

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12pm
Departmental Thesis Proposal: Six (6) printed copies of your thesis proposal and emailed version due to Jolie Griffin (Eliot 204B) by noon. This proposal must include (see thesis memo for more information):

  • a title
  • the name of thesis advisor and preferred first draft reader
  • a one- to two-page description of your thesis project
  • a page of references
  • an additional page if you intend to conduct fieldwork

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 12pm
HSS Thesis Proposal: Four (4) printed copies of thesis proposal due to Lois Hobbs (Vollum 112) by noon.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:00-6:30pm
Library Session in Library 17 for anthropology seniors: introduction to research resources.

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12pm
Draft: Two (2) printed copies of first draft due to Lois Hobbs (Vollum 112) by noon.  No initials are required from advisor or departmental chair at this time.

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3pm
Final Draft: Four (4) printed copies of thesis due to the Registrar’s Office.

Spring/Fall Seniors

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 4:00-6:30pm
Library Session in Library 17 for anthropology seniors: introduction to research resources.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:00-6:30pm
Library Session in Library 17 for anthropology seniors: introduction to research resources.

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 3pm
Final Draft: Four (4) printed copies of thesis due to the Registrar’s Office.