Social Anthropology

2022 Apr 27

Data Storage and Management for Anthropology Research

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Tozzer 102 or via zoom

Storing and managing research data can be a non-trivial task.  In order to assist graduate and undergraduate senior thesis students in these tasks, a panel of specialists from the Digital Scholarship Support Group at Harvard are coming to give an overview of the different options that Harvard supports as well as discuss options on an individual basis to provide guidance.  Please come with your questions about your types of data.

It will be hybrid, please email Kristine Richter for the zoom...

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2022 Mar 03

Stitching the 24-Hour City: Life, Labor, and the Problem of Speed in Seoul, a talk by, Seo Young Park (Scripps College)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom, registration required

Talk details & Register here

Harvard University Korea Institute, Korea Colloquium, co-sponsored by Harvard Anthropology

 

Chaired by Nicholas Harkness, Modern Korean Economy and...

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2022 Feb 24
2022 Mar 03

Searching for the Origins of Chili Peppers in the Americas: An Archaeological Perspective, a talk by Katie Chiou (University of Alabama)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer 203, or via Zoom (register below)

 

ABSTRACT:     Chili peppers (Capsicum spp.) are one of the extremely rich and varied crop genetic resources of the Americas. The independent domestication of five chili pepper species (C. annuum, C. baccatum, C. chinense, C. frutescens, and C. pubescens) across the Neotropics...

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2022 Apr 21

Water, Mud, and Mounds: Archaeology and Dynamic Landscapes of the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana, a talk by Chris Rodning (Tulane University) Harvard Archaeology Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer 203, or via Zoom

ABSTRACT:     The lower reaches of the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana encompass a complex array of deltaic landforms. These landscapes and "waterscapes" were and are home to Native American groups such as the Chitimacha, Houma, and others; the...

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AFRAMER 209B - Africa Rising? New African Economies/Cultures and Their Global Implications

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Jean Comaroff
Mon. 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
TBD

This course is taught in conjunction with, and as part of, the African Studies Workshop at Harvard (ASW). It consists of two components: (i) an under/graduate student seminar component, to be held every Monday at 9.45-11.30, at which the class will discuss an original research paper, and (ii) a public session, held every Monday afternoon at 2.00-4.00, at which the author of that paper will present it in person to an audience composed of faculty, students, and Africanists...

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AFRAMER 189X - Medicine, Science, and Empire

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Jean Comaroff
Weds. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TBD

This class examines the changing place of medicine in the long history of modernity. Focusing on key moments   the birth of the clinic, the colonial encounter, the consolidation of medicine as profession, the age of genomics and biocapital, and the empire of global health it explores the distinctive role of medical knowledge and practice in the making of modernist persons, identities, economies, and political vocabularies. Readings are drawn from anthropology and the wider social sciences, with cases from Africa,...

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ANTHRO 1991 - Anthropology of the Future

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Michelle Choi
Thurs. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
Peabody 12

Humans have long been fascinated with anticipating, speculating, preparing, and waiting for the unknown future. ‘The future’ has a pervasive presence in our lives, when we forecast the local weather, plan the national economy, promise in legal contracts, imagine in science fictions, aspire in political movements, trade in futures markets, and much more. More than ever, the future is both an excitement and anxiety-inducing topic of interest to scholars and experts in domains ranging from public health, national security, urban design, to environmental science.... Read more about ANTHRO 1991 - Anthropology of the Future

ANTHRO 1898 - Digital Ethnographic Methods

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022

Prof. Joyhanna Garza
Tues. 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Tozzer 416

The abrupt physical closures of 2020 continuing into the present moment have brought into sharp relief the urgency of taking the digital seriously as a mode by which sociality – however constrained – is created and maintained. Rather than posit a singular method of digital ethnography, this course is designed to expose students to different methods and theoretical entry points into ethnography in order to enable students to identify the methods which work best for their present and future research purposes.... Read more about ANTHRO 1898 - Digital Ethnographic Methods

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