Radical Anthropology Free Talks in London

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Archaeology Lecture Theatre

31-34 Gordon Square. London. WC1H 0PY

University College London

London

WC1H 0PY

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Language, art, music and symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, culminating in a symbolic explosion or ‘human revolution’ whose echoes can still be heard in myths and cultural traditions from around the world. These talks are a general introduction to social and biological anthropology, ranging over fields as diverse as hunter-gatherer studies, mythology, primatology, archaeology and archaeo-astronomy. Radical Anthropology brings indigenous rights activists, environmentalists, feminists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology. There is always time for discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening.

September 24 ‘Evolution, revolution and human origins’. Chris Knight

October 1 ‘Existence As Resistance: An Indigenous Voice from Brazil' Daiara Tukano

October 8 ‘The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales. Introducing the Science of Mythology Chris Knight and Robin Halpin

October 15 ‘Why menstruation matters’. Camilla Power

October 22 ‘Continuity and change among a community of East African hunter-gatherers’. Alyssa Crittenden

October 29 ‘Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of intellectuals 50 years on.’ [Book launch. Venue: UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, Ground Floor, Gower Street. Admission only if you book via this link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/events/2019/oct/ias-book-launch-responsibility-intellectuals] *

November 5 ‘Woman’s Biggest Husband Is the Moon. An example of women’s solidarity and power in a hunter-gatherer society.’ Jerome Lewis

November 12 Red ochre and the emergence of Homo sapiens Ian Watts

November 19 ‘Human evolution: Where are we now?’ Chris Stringer

November 26 ‘Spirits of the Rainforest. Self government through polyphonic singing.’ Ingrid Lewis

December 3 ‘How language evolved from music’. Jerome Lewis

December 10 'Women, cosmetics and the origins of art.Camilla Power

December 17 The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces. A Christmas fairy tale.' Chris Knight


Tuesdays, 6.45 – 8.30 pm. All talks free and open to all in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, entrance via the Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PY

* Once-only book launch venue: UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, Ground Floor, Gower St. Tube: Euston. radicalanthropologygroup.org @radicalanthro Facebook. Admission only if you book via the IAS, here.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/events/2019/oct/ias-book-launch-responsibility-intellectuals

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31-34 Gordon Square. London. WC1H 0PY

University College London

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WC1H 0PY

United Kingdom

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