Archives for "Anthropology"

Thursday

October 25, 2001 1:56 pm

Bates historians to discuss meaning of Sept. 11

Three Bates College historians and an anthropologist will lead a discussion of the Sept. 11 attacks and consider the tragedy’s aftermath in a forum at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Tuesday

May 2, 2000 1:02 pm

Archeologist to discuss excavating King William's War on the Maine frontier

Emerson “Tad” Baker, assistant professor of history at Salem State College and author of three books on early history and archeology of New England, will discuss “The Archeology of 1690: Excavating King William’s War on the Maine Frontier” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Monday

March 6, 2000 1:54 pm

Physical anthropologist to discuss myths of race at Bates

Matt Cartmill, professor of biological anthropology and anatomy at Duke University, will discuss “Myths of Race” at 7:30 p.m. Monday March 13, in Room G52 of Pettengill Hall on the Bates College campus. The public is invited to attend the annual Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture free of charge.

Monday

March 29, 1999 10:05 am

Bates professors to discuss Balkan crisis

Two Bates College faculty members, Dennis Browne, associate professor of Russian, and Loring Danforth, professor of anthropology, will discuss the crisis in the Balkans in a question and answer session, today at 4 p.m. in Skelton Lounge in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Thursday

November 19, 1998 1:02 pm

Ethnographer to discuss old, new traditions

Arturo Lindsay, an artist-scholar who conducts ethnographic research on African spiritual and aesthetic retention in contemporary Latin American cultures, will discuss Preserving the Old While Creating New Traditions at Bates Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Tuesday

August 12, 1997 11:48 am

Farewell lunch to be held for Seeds of Peace group

A delegation from the Seeds of Peace International Camp will attend a farewell luncheon and discussion hosted by Bates College at noon on Thursday in the Benjamin Mays Center.

Monday

March 11, 1996 10:24 am

Famed Anthropologist to Lecture at Bates

In his talk March 24, Chagnon will address the controversy over who — anthropologists, missionaries or government agencies, among others — has the right to represent the Yanomamo’s interests to the outside world. The problem has intensified, Chagnon says, because the Yanomamo are now among the best- known ancient cultures in the world. The invasion of Yanomamo territory by Brazilian miners in 1987 focused attention on the issue. Chagnon himself has been assailed by all sides because of his refusal to endorse any of them.

Thursday

February 8, 1996 9:34 am

Professor's book focuses on ethnic nationalism, Macedonian conflict

Loring M. Danforth, professor of anthropology at Bates, has written a book about the claims to and construction of Macedonian identity in Northern Greece and Australia. In The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World, just published by Princeton University Press, Danforth examines the Macedonian conflict in light of contemporary theoretical work on ethnic nationalism, the construction of national identities and cultures, the invention of tradition and the role of the state in building a nation.