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Fall 2005 Colloquia

Fall 2005 Colloquia Series
and Special Events
PhD Program in Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center

365 5th Avenue at 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

All colloquia take place on Fridays, 4:15-6:15 in Room C198 (concourse level) unless otherwise noted. Following the colloquia, light refreshments are served in the Brockway Room, Rm. 6402 in the Anthropology Department. Note days and time of other special events.

Friday,  September 30
Katherine Verdery
CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology

“Abusive Cadres in a Voracious Party-State: Collectivization in Romania in the 1950's”

Friday, October 7
Karen Strassler
Department of Anthropology, Queens College

"Transparent Proofs and Internet Frauds: Visuality, Media, and the Chinese-Indonesian Rapes of 1998"

Friday,  October 14
Robin D. G.  Kelley
Departments of Anthropology and African-Amercian Studies,  Columbia University

"Africa Speaks, America Answers: The Drum Wars of Guy Warren"          

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities

Monday, October 17
Viking Fund Lecture
George Armelagos
Department of Anthropology, Emory University

“Biology, Culture, and the Biocultural Approach: Separations and Syntheses Over Five Decades”

4:30PM, Room 9206/9207
Followed by Reception in Skylight Conference Room, (Room 9100)
Co-sponsored with Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.

No Anthropology Colloq Friday, October 21

Friday-Saturday, October 21-22
Human Rights and the Humanities Conference
Fri. Oct. 21, 9:15AM-6:30PM
Saturday Oct. 22, 9:00AM-2:00PM
Domna Stanton and Judith Butler, co-chairs
visit www.MLA.org for conference schedule and registration information

Friday, October 28
Donald Robotham
CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology

Presentation and Discussion of his new book,
Culture, Society, Economy: Bringing Production Back In.  
      
Discussants: 
Marc Edelman and Leith Mullings, CUNY Ph.D. Program in Anthropology

Monday,  October 31
Please join us in a panel discussion of David Harvey's new book, 
A Brief History of Neoliberalism (OUP 2005),
followed by a reception to celebrate his 70th birthday. 
 
Monday, October 31, 2005, 7:00 p.m.
 
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center 

Introduction:  Bill Kelly, President, Graduate Center
 
The panelists:
Leo Panitch, Political Science, York University
Katherine Verdery, Anthropology, Graduate Center, CUNY
Giovanni Arrighi,  Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
Doug Henwood, The Left Observer
David Harvey, Anthropology, Graduate Center
 
Moderator:  
Neil Smith,  Director, Center for Place, Politics and  Culture, Graduate Center
 
Reception and birthday celebration:
Anthropology Program, Brockway Room, 6th floor (Room 6402)
 
Co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Politics and Culture, the Oxford University Press, the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, and the Office of the President

Friday,  November 4
Vincent Crapanzano
CUNY  Ph.D. Programs in Anthropology and Comparative Literature

“The Wound that Never Heals: Representations of Trauma and the Perpetuation of Memory Among the Harki.”

Co-sponsored with the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature and the Center for the Humanities

Friday,  November 11
Roger N. Lancaster
Department of Anthropology, Director of Cultural Studies, George Mason University

“The Fall and the Rise of Genomania: Sex and Race in Science Today.”

Co-sponsored with the Center for the Humanities and CLAGS

Wednesday, November 16
Saidiya Hartman
Department of English, University of California, Berkeley

“The Residue of History”

Distinguished Speakers Series co-sponsored by Vice Chancellor Botman and The Graduate Center
4:00 PM, Room 9204/9205

Friday,  November 18 *note room change *
Paul Krugman
Department of Economics, Princeton University 
Irving Howe Lecture    

“Can We Stop the Radical Right?”

6:30-8:30PM, Proshansky Auditorium

Also,

Friday,  November 18 * note time / room change *
Women’s Studies Speakers’ Series
Ann Stoler
Department of Anthropology, New School University

“Haunted by Empire: Domains of the Intimate and Modes of Comparison”

Discussant: Martha Hodes
Department of History and Director, Graduate Studies, New York University
2 :00 - 4:00PM, Room 9207

Friday, December 9 * Cancelled * (To be rescheduled)
Julia Elyachar
Research Fellow, Institute for Anthropological and Spatial Studies, Scientific Research Centre, Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts,  Ljubljana, Slovenia
and
Visiting Research Fellow,  Kevorkian Center for Near  Eastern Studies,  New York University.

“The Evil Eye, Negative Value, and Neoliberal Subjectivities in Egypt”