Anthropology and Archaeology

2017 Apr 24

Colombian Colloquium: Land Restitution in Colombia: A Perspective from Law and Anthropology

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 216

Speakers: Juana Dávila, P.h.D., Candidate in Anthropology - Harvard University, and Meghan Morris, P.h.D., Candidate in Anthropology - University of Chicago

Please note, this talk will be in Spanish.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Colombian Student Society and the… Read more about Colombian Colloquium: Land Restitution in Colombia: A Perspective from Law and Anthropology

2017 Apr 21

LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Marial Iglesias Utset: Translating Cultures: Lydia Cabrera’s Liminal Worlds; Erwan Dianteill: The French Translation of El Monte (2003): Genesis, Difficulties and Reception of a Cuban Classic; Patricia González Gómez-Cásseres, and Ivor Miller: Translating Lydia Cabrera’s La lengua sagrada de los ñáñigos.

Lydia Cabrera’s two decades of ethnographic research among Afro-Cuban communities produced an extraordinary body of publications on Afro Caribbean religions and folklore. Nevertheless, her… Read more about LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

2017 Apr 26

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Seminar: Daily Life and Governance at Ancient Teotihuacan, Mexico

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030 (Gathering Room)

Speaker: David Carballo, DRCLAS Santander Visiting Scholar & Associate Professor of Archaeology, Boston University
Moderator: William Fash, Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology

Two dimensions that make the ancient Mexican metropolis of Teotihuacan remarkable in terms of pre-modern societies are its enigmatic political organization, which presents a “faceless” system of governance, and the fact that the majority of its occupants lived in multi-family apartments—unique in the ancient world for a city of… Read more about Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Seminar: Daily Life and Governance at Ancient Teotihuacan, Mexico

2017 Apr 10

Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop (CLAAW)

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum, Room 12, 21 Divinity Avenue

Speaker: Winifred Tate, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Colby College

The events are open to the public. A paper will be pre-circulated a week before each meeting and participants are expected to come to the meeting ready to discuss it. Contact Ieva Jusionyte jusionyte@fas.harvard.edu for the copy of the paper to be discussed. 

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2017 Mar 06

Papering the Margins: The Formalities of Poverty and Citizenship in Urban Peru

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum, Room 12, 21 Divinity Avenue

Speaker: Kristin Skrabut, Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University

The events are open to the public. A paper will be pre-circulated a week before each meeting and participants are expected to come to the meeting ready to discuss it. Contact Ieva Jusionyte jusionyte@fas.harvard.edu for the copy of the paper to be discussed. 

 

2017 Feb 13

The Good Road: Conscience and Consciousness in a Postrevolutionary Mayan Village

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum, Room 12, 21 Divinity Avenue

Speaker: Carlota McAllister, Associate Professor of Anthropology, York University

Discussant: Susan H. Ellison, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wellesley College

The Contemporary Latin American Anthropology Workshop is hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

The events are open to the public. A paper will be pre-circulated a week before each meeting and participants are expected to come to the meeting ready to discuss it. Contact Ieva Jusionyte… Read more about The Good Road: Conscience and Consciousness in a Postrevolutionary Mayan Village

Serie de Conferencias Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

November 17, 2016

El Profesor Brian D. Farrell, Director del Centro David Rockefeller para Estudios Latinoamericanos (DRCLAS), y el Profesor Davíd Carrasco, Director de los Archivos Mesoamericanos Moses, están orgullosos de anunciar el lanzamiento de la “Serie de Conferencias Eduardo Matos Moctezuma.” Este proyecto a cinco años, es una iniciativa conjunta de DRCLAS, los Archivos Mesoamericanos Moses, y la Divinity School de la Universidad de Harvard. Por medio… Read more about Serie de Conferencias Eduardo Matos Moctezuma

The Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series

November 17, 2016

Professor Brian D. Farrell, Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), and Professor Davíd Carrasco, Director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, are proud to announce the formation of the “Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series.” The five-year project, a joint initiative of DRCLAS, the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, and the Divinity School at Harvard University, will offer preeminent Mexican archeologists and… Read more about The Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series

2016 Oct 29

Day of the Dead Evening Celebration

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Peabosy Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with a festive evening of music, food, and community. Remember departed ones in front of this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican food, and enjoy lively Mexican music.
 
Please note: This is a special event. Advance tickets are required. Tickets available online starting October 4. $20 members/$25 nonmembers. See more ticketing details here.
 
Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.… Read more about Day of the Dead Evening Celebration
2016 Nov 03

Brazil Studies Program: "Under the Trees, Above the Pastures: The Forgotten Ancient Past of the Brazilian Amazon"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Eduardo Goes Neves, Professor of Brazilian Archaeology, University of São Paulo; CAPES Visiting Professor, Harvard University 

For many years the Amazon was considered to be an area sparsely occupied in the past, due to the supposed environmental limitations. However, archaeological research done in the last few years has been showing that the ancient Amazonia was densely populated and that the indigenous people who lived there left visible marks of their life styles. This presentation aims to provide an overview of these data and to discuss its… Read more about Brazil Studies Program: "Under the Trees, Above the Pastures: The Forgotten Ancient Past of the Brazilian Amazon"

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