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Darylle Forde seminar room

University College London

14 Taviton Street

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WC1E 6BT

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Radical Anthropology talks, Spring 2017

An Intensive Study of Mythology

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.

January 10 Did matriarchy ever exist? Chris Knight

January 17 The master, Claude Lévi-Strauss, on decoding myths and fairy tales Chris Knight

January 24 Team reasoning: how people think in groups David Papineau

January 31 On vision and being human. Menstrual, neurological and symbolic origins of religious experience Bruce Rimell

February 7 An Australian Aboriginal foundation myth: The Two Wawilak Sisters Chris Knight

February 14 The First Americans: archaeological and ethnohistorical perspectives Alicia Colson

February 21 How marriage became permanent. A myth from the Plains Indians Chris Knight

February 28 In praise of lying: self deception can be a matter of survival Volker Sommer

March 7 Book launch: ‘Human origins: contributions from social anthropology’ Camilla Power, Morna Finnegan & Hilary Callan

March 14 How womankind got torn in two. An Amazonian myth Chris Knight

March 21 Tracing the palaeolithic origins of world mythology Julien d’Huy

March 28 The role of gesture in traditional narratives Lauren Gawne

April 4 How narco-trafficking constitutes a coastal Nicaraguan society Mark Jamieson

April 11 Reconstructing the world’s first cosmology Camilla Power

All talks free and open to all in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Square, London WC1E 6BT.

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