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ANTHRO 1613 - Contestations: an ethnographic inquiry into memorials and counter-memorials

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023

Prof. Ruth Mandel

W 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

This course applies ethnographic approaches to engage with memorials and monuments.  In light of the demonumenting movement, how should we think about alternative monuments and memorials such as artist Gunter Demnig’s Stolpersteine (stumbling stones)?  In addition to anthropological literature, the course will draw on work from memory studies, Holocaust studies, conceptual art, etc.  Students will carry out their own ethnographic research in the Boston/Cambridge area throughout the semester, producing a research...

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ANTHRO 97X - Sophomore Tutorial in Archaeology

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023


W 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 

This course will focus on archaeological thinking, the cognitive skeleton of the discipline of archaeology, the principles and the logic that are the foundation of all archaeological conclusions and research. Central to this is an understanding of research design, archaeological theory and interpretation, culture and material culture; as well as an understanding of how to examine and construct an archaeological argument.

GENED 1178 - Mexico and the Making of Global Cuisine

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023

Jennifer Carballo

T/Th 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

What does the food we eat tell us about ourselves—as individuals, communities, and countries—and how has humanity’s relationship with food changed over time?

We all need to eat and drink each day to nourish our bodies. Yet how often do you pause to think deeply about why you eat what you eat? Your food habits are likely influenced by family traditions, but also by a range of other factors like income, age, ethnicity, religion, politics, and the environment. What does the food we eat tell us about...

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