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Radical anthropology talks in London

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Darylle Forde seminar room

University College London

14 Taviton Street

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Language, art, music and 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 archaeoastronomy. 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 questions and discussion after each talk and there are good local pubs for those wishing to socialise into the evening.

April 24 The cultured chimpanzee: bridging the animal-human divide Volker Sommer

May 1 Menstruating together In theatres and tents and other unlikely locations Marisa Carnesky

May 8 No More ‘Full Moon Faces’: The anthropology of appearance and social change among young women in matrilineal Bhutan Shivani Kaul

May 15 Why religion still haunts us in a secular age Jonathan Benthall

May 22 Anthropology as necessary unlearning in refugee camps, courts and schools Helena Tuzinska

May 29 How revolutions create worlds (an anthropologist reflects on the Cuban revolution) Martin Holbraad

June 5 The politics of eros: how hunter-gatherer women assert solidarity and power Morna Finnegan

June 12 Did gender egalitarianism make us human? Camilla Power

June 19 On earth as it is in heaven: an introduction to archaeoastronomy Fabio Silva

June 26 Velimir Khlebnikov: prophet and poet of the Russian revolution Chris Knight

July 3 Shamans – doctors of the dreaming Phillip Lee

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