Department of Social Anthropology

Department seminars autumn 2010

The Department of social anthropology has the following list of seminars this semester

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Friday, September 10, 13.15-15.00 Note date!
Dr. Knut Nustad
, NUPI & Norwegian University of Life Sciences:
"Performing natures and land in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa."

Thursday, September 23, 13.15-15.00

Dr. Graeme Were, University College London:
"From surfaces to affordances: Materials and knowledge in a Pacific society."

Thursday, September 30, 14.15-16.00 NB! Please note the time!
Prof. Anh Nga Longva, University of Bergen:
"Little Saigon. The birth of a diaspora community in Orange County, Southern California"

Thursday, October 7, 13.15-15.00

Dr. Toon Van Meijl, Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies at University of Nijmegen:
"Doing indigenous epistemology: Internal debates about inside knowledge in Maori society."

Thursday, October 14, Canceled
Dr. Richard Rottenburg, Marthin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg:
"Is experimentalization a new figuration of politics and science in African contexts?"


Thursday, October 21, 13.15-15.00
Dr. Lamont Lindstrom
, University of Tulsa:
"Settling and Unsettling Disputes: A view from the village"


Thursday, October 28, 13.15-15.00
Dr. Alla Sokolova, Center for Jewish Studies at European University in St. Petersburg:
"The former Jewish ‘shetls’ in Ukraine; a study in architectural anthropology."


Thursday, November 4, 13.15-15.00
Dr. Ingjerd Hoëm, University of Oslo:
"Languages of governance in conflict: A case from Tokelau."


Thursday, November 11, 13.15-15.00
Dr. Christine Jacobsen, IMER/University of Bergen:
"Islamic traditions and Muslim youth in Norway."

Tuesday, November 23, 13.15-15.
Please note the date!
Dr.  Bettina Ng'weno, University of California Davis
"A New Citizenship? Recognizing Indigenous and Afro Latin Americans"

Friday, Novermber 26, 13.15-15.00. Please note the date!
Frederick H. Damon:
"Sacrifice and destruction: On some problems in the generation of sociality"


Thursday, December 2, 13.15-15.00
Dr. Vassos Argyrou, Reader in Social Anthropology, University of Hull:
"The rehabilitation of nature in European culture: A new eurocentrism?"

Wednesday, December 15, 13.15-15.00
Please note the date!
Dr. Gustaaf Houtman, Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and editor of AnthropologyToday:
"Aung San Suu Kyi: some underpinnings of her leadership in Burma"

Thursday, December 16, 10.15-12.00. Please note date and time!
Dr. Gustaaf Houtman, Senior Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and editor of AnthropologyToday:
"Anthropology Today 2005-2010: What demands are being placed on anthropology today?"


The seminar series is organized by Cato Berg, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, Ketil Fosshagen, Anette Fagertun, and Tord Austdal. Please contact tord.austdal@sosantr.uib.no to receive further updates and announcements.

Unless otherwise stated, all seminars are held at the Department's Seminar Room, floor 8, Meltzers hus, Fosswinckels gate. 6. Following the presentation, there will be an informal encounter in the Department's Corner Room where drinks will be served.

All are welcome!