Department of Anthropology - Speaker Series
- January 21, 2014 - 4:00PM - Ruth Phillips - British Studies Room, Norlin Library
Noted Art Historian, Ruth Phillips, will be presenting her topic: "Monstances and Wampums: Jesuits, Iroquois, and Materializations of the Spiritual in Seventeenth-Century America." Ruth Phillips was the director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia from 1997 - 2003. She is currently Professor of Art History at Carleton College in Canada.
- January 24, 2014 - 4:00PM - Dr. Ken Sassaman - Hale Science Building, Room 230
Distinguished Archaeologist Speaker, Ken Sassaman of the University of Florida will give a talk entitled, The Temporality of Ancient Experience, Archaeological Practice, and Modern Living in the Human Challanges of Global Climate Change. Recent calls for an archaeology of the human experience must guard against overshooting the target of greater empathy to situate knowledge of ancient experience at the scale of communities, both place-based and distributed, that are capable of intervening and putting fate into their own hands.
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- Video from Lecture The Temporality of Ancient Experience, Archaeological Practice, and Modern Living in the Human Challanges of Global Climate Change
- January 25, 2014 - 7:00PM - Dr. Ken Sassaman - Hale Science Building, Room 270
Distinguished Archaeologist Speaker, Ken Sassaman of the University of Florida will give a talk entitled,Futurescapes of the Late Archaic: How Humans Dealth with Sea-Level Rise in the Long Term. Explore with Dr. Sassaman the Native American Societies of the Gulf Coast of 3000 to 5000 years ago - a landscape of settlements, monuments, and cemeteries that created a kind of time-space "map." The history encoded in the landscape enabled Native communities along the Gulf Coast to call upon past experiences for future planning, making their landscape a futurescape. Dr. Sassaman will share how their vision of the future is reflected in their responses to sea-level rise.
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- Video from Lecture Futurescapes of the Late Archaic: How Humans Dealth with Sea-Level Rise in the Long Term
- February 7, 2014 - 4:00pm - Professor Lisa Rofel - Hale Science Building, Room 230
Professor Lisa Rofel joins The University of Colorado, Boulder for a lecture entitled "The Tranistional Business of Cultural Encounters in China:The Twenty-first Century Silk Road." Professor Rofel attempts to answer questions regarding social inequality and its justification, class hierarchy, and how Maoist socialism has affected social development. For more information about this event, please contact Carla Jones at.
- February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm - Dr. Dimitri Nakassis - CU Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall
Dr. Dimitri Nakassis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto. In this Archaeological Insitute of America (AIA) Series Lecture entitled "The Road Less Traveled By?", Dr. Nakassis will discuss the history, archaeology, and landscape of Southern Greece.
- February 21, 2014 - 4:00pm - Student Speaker Series - Dr. Sarah Parcak - Hale Science Building, Room 230
Dr. Sarah Parcak is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), and is the founding Director of the UAB Laboratory for Global Observation. She is the first Egyptologist to use multispectral and high resolution satellite imagery analysis to identify previously unknown archaeological sites. Dr. Parcak will be giving a lecture entitled "Seeing the past from Space: The view from Egypt." This presentation will discuss how archaeologists use NASA high resolution satellite technology to map and model ancient landscapes, with a focus on Egypt and the Mediterranean. It will show how high resolution satellites have allowed us to find previously unknown pyramids, settlements, temples, and other structures in Egypt. It will discuss the implications for understanding past human-environmental relationships, and how we need to move beyond "dots on a map". The talk will also review archaeological sites threatened by looting following the Arab Spring, and the long term global issues for archaeological heritage. For more information please contact Zan Halmbacher.
- February 28, 2014 - 4:00pm - Student Speaker Series - Dr. Annabeth Headrick - Hale Science Building, Room 230
Dr. Annabeth Headrick from the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver will be giving a lecture entitled, "The Architectureal life of a Chichen Itza Warrior," in room 230 of the Hale Science Building. This talk will explore how novel architectural arenas created functional venues that doubled as magnificent and constant reminders of the crucial political and economic roles played by the military. Further, while some structures documented the actions of the living warriors, another temple memorialized the fallen warriors, engendering heroism among the living and immortality for the dead. In sum, the city vetted the military participants on a large stage, reflecting their role in the city's international success.
- April 5, 2014 - 1:00pm - CU on the Weekend with Steven Leigh
Anthropology Professor and A&S Dean Steven Leigh will present “Approaches to Forensic Anthropology: A Case from Organized Crime” on Saturday, April 5 as part of CU on the Weekend. Location and other details here: http://conted.colorado.edu/programs/cu-on-the-weekend/class-descriptions/#forensic
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Graduate Student Speaker Series
- November 15, 2013 - 4:00PM - Dr. Kent Lightfoot - Hale Science Building, Room 230
Dr. Lightfoot's general research interests include North American prehistory, coastal hunter-gatherer societies, the emergence of early village communities, and culture contact between Native peoples and European explorers and colonists. His current work focuses on how indigenous peoples responded to European contact and colonialism, and how the outcomes of these encounters influenced cultural developments in postcolonial contexts. He is an archaeologist from the University of California - Berkeley. Event Flyer
Graduate Student Brown Bag Series
- November 14, 2013 - 12:15PM - Nevada Drollinger - Hale Science Building, Room 450
"The Changing Face of Buddhism: Buddhist 'Terrorism' and Western Imagination". Nevada Drollinger is an MA candidate and Lead Teaching Assistant 2013-2014 in the Department of Religious Studies. Event Flyer
- December 5, 2013 - 12:15PM - Oliver Paine - Hale Science Building, Room 450
"Grass and sedge consumption by our hominin ancestors: did C4 Plants help shape human evolution?" Oliver Paine is a PhD student and ANTH 2030 lab coordinator for the Anthropology department located in the Hale Science building.
Center for Asian Studies' Speaker Series
- November 15, 2013 - 6:00PM - Brot Coburn - Everest - New and Old Perspectives about Mt. Everest and the Sherpas.
Eaton Humanities, Room 150 Event Flyer
- Februaru 11, 2014 - 6:15pm - Jonku Kim - Materiality of Transmutation: What Presists and What Projects?
Visual Arts Center (VAC) Lobby, CU Bolder
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Events Co-sponsored with CARTTS (The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences)
- November 4, 2013 - 6:30PM - BHOPALI Film - Hale Science Building, Room 270
BHOPALI is a feature length documentary about the world's worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India, by award-winning director Van Maximilian Carlson. The film is followed by a Q&A with survivor-activist Sanjay Verma. Event Flyer