Seminars take place on Thursdays 3-5pm in room F61 Edward Wright Building unless otherwise noted.
All welcome. Refreshments provided.
Pat McCormack, University of Alberta
Fur trade marriage or the soap opera of Fort Chipewyan?
Sabine Hyland, St Andrews
Moiety and knot direction: a hybrid Khipu/alphabetic text from the central Andes
Craig Mishler, Fairbanks
Vasaagihdzak’s hat: Gwich’in caribou anatomy and cultural ecology
Mark Paterson, Cruickshank Botanic Gardens, University of Aberdeen
A botanic garden: what is in a name?
Stephen Nugent, Goldsmiths
The persistence of anti-civilizational myths in Amazonia
30th October (in NK14 from 4-6pm)
Rane Willerslev, Århus
Why human sacrifice? An exercise in radical cultural comparison
David Anderson, University of Aberdeen
Agency and the ethnographic imagination
Sergei Alymov, Russian Academy of Sciences/ RSE Visiting Research Fellow
Survivals, money, and the Soviet man: a few lesser-known episodes from the Russian utopian thinking, 1930-2000s
Ruth Woods, University of Aberdeen
‘We never hurt each other on the inside or the outside’: The effect of British preoccupations with harm avoidance on children’s moral lives.
Stavroula Pipyrou, St Andrews
Crisis adorned: bella figura and used clothes markets
Fabiola Jara Gomez, Utrecht
The forests' articulations along the nomadic hunting paths: Akuriyo practices in mimicry and sociality