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These talks are an introductory course for those who are interested in what it means to be human. Participation is free and open to all.

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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, feminists, environmentalists and others striving for a better world together with people of all ages who just want to learn about anthropology.

Autumn Term, 2021

What Does It Mean to be Human?

Sept 21 Being Human: What chimpanzees ­­­­­­can teach us Chris Knight

Sept 28 The sex-strike theory of human origins Chris Knight

Oct 5 Ochre, art and ritual in southern Africa, ancient and modern Ann Gollifer, Ian Watts

Oct 12 An evolutionary ecology of science fiction Kathleen Bryson

Oct 19 Red Memory: The poetics of menstruation Amy Bobeda

Oct 26 Burning borders: Migration, revolution, and the work of dignity in a Tunisian coastal town Valentina Zagaria

Nov 2 African women’s traditions of rebellion: meanings of 'undress' Camilla Power

Nov 9 Writing palm oil culture Pauline von Hellermann

Nov 16 Is there any Body out there? Love and loneliness in anthropology Morna Finnegan

Nov 23 Beyond the mother: evolutionary perspectives on cooperative childrearing Abbey Page

Nov 30 'Women’s biggest husband is the Moon' Jerome Lewis

Dec 7 Human evolution: some recent discoveries and their implications Chris Stringer

Dec 14 Children as agents of culture change in hunter-gatherer societies and beyond Sheina Lew-Levy

Dec 21 The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces: a Christmas fairytale Chris Knight

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University College London

14 Taviton Street

London

WC1E 6BT

United Kingdom

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Organiser Camilla Power

Organiser of Radical Anthropology Talks

For many years Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of East London, Dr. Camilla Power is a feminist activist and founding member of the Radical Anthropology Group at University College London. Trained under Leslie Aiello at UCL, her research is focused on human evolution and the emergence of symbolic culture. Her 'Female Cosmetic Coalitions' (FCC) theory of the origins of art and culture has been widely acclaimed.    

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