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The life and works of Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard (1902-1973)

Royal Anthropological Institute

Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 09:30 - Friday, 19 October 2018 at 20:00 (BST)

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The life and works of Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard (1902-1973)
Two day conference 18 & 19 October 2018
at the Royal Anthropological Institute

Thursday 18 October DAY 1

9.30 TEA AND COFFEE

Chair for the morning session Prof André Singer

10.00
Prof André Singer (Royal Anthropological Institute)
Introduction

10.40
John Evans-Pritchard
Fieldwork

11.20
Dr Juan Ossio Acuña (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)
Anthropology is Friends

12.00
Pierre Lee (University of Cambridge)
Thinking outside the Box:  An exploration of Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard’s Azande fieldwork through his supply case

12.40 LUNCH

Chair for the afternoon session Prof Raymond Apthorpe

1.30
Prof Wendy James (University of Oxford)
The E-P legend: perspectives from the Sudan

2.10
Prof Richard Werbner (University of Manchester)
Evans-Pritchard and Max Gluckman

2.50
Dr Susan Drucker-Brown (University of Cambridge)
Letters between Evans-Pritchard and Meyer Fortes

3.30 TEA AND COFFEE

4.00
Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi (University of Oxford)
Some of his surviving letters: a brief insight into Professor Sir Edward-Evans Pritchard’s correspondence

4.40
Dr David Shankland (Royal Anthropological Institute)
E-P's early career: correspondence with Marett

5.20
Closing Discussion

Friday 19 October DAY 2

9.30 TEA AND COFFEE

Chair for the morning session Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi

10.00
Prof Raymond Apthorpe (University of Cambridge and Royal Anthropological Institute)
Cherchez ‘the primary postulate’: E-P detects the patterns in the history of anthropology

10.40
Douglas H Johnson
Evans-Pritchard as a Pioneer of African History

11.20
Dr Chris Morton (University of Oxford)
Akobo realism: Evans-Pritchard’s Anuak fieldwork photography

12.00
Dr Timothy Jenkins (University of Cambridge)
Types of relationships between men and animals in Evans-Pritchard’s Nuer Religion (1956)

12.40 LUNCH

Chair for the afternoon session Prof Wendy James

1.30
Prof Tim Allen (London School of Economics)
Colonial Encounters in Acholiland and Oxford: The Anthropology of Frank Girling and Okot p’Bitek

2.10
Dr Deirdre Evans-Pritchard (DC Independent Film Festival)
Cyrenaican Bedouin

2.50
Prof Douglas J. Davies (Durham University)
The Theories of Primitive Religion: misfortune experienced, framed, translated

3.30 TEA AND COFFEE

4.00
Prof Gary Seaman (University of Southern California)
Paul and Laura Bohannan encounter E.E. Evans-Pritchard at Oxford and discover his Segmentary Lineage Society more perfectly incarnated among the Tiv of Nigeria, 1949-1953

4.40
Dr David Shankland (Royal Anthropological Institute)
Segmentary Lineage Systems Reconsidered

5.20
Closing Discussion

6.00
Reception


Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT.  The RAI office is just around the corner from Warren Street, NORTH of Fitzroy Square. It is next door to Loft.
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50 Fitzroy St
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Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 09:30 - Friday, 19 October 2018 at 20:00 (BST)


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