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Join us Monday evening March 27th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences lecture series. Dr. Glenn H. Shepard Jr., staff researcher in the Human Sciences Division at the Goeldi Museum in Belem, Brazil will be presenting, "Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon". Dr. Janet Chernela from University of Maryland will act as discussant.
Please note: the lecture begins at 6:30 PM, and while the event is free to attend pre-registration is required for entry into the building.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation is proud to announce three upcoming conferences in March and April that have received funding via the Conference and Workshop program. First up in March is the 13th SIEF Congress (Societe Internationale D'ethnologie Et De Folklore) "Ways of Dwelling: Crisis, Craft, Creativity" in Gottingen, Germany. April brings us the 13th Meeting of Historians in Latin American Mining in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference in Paris, France.
Carwil Bjork-James is an Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. In 2010 he received a Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to aid research on "Claiming Space, Redefining Politics: Urban Protest and Grassroots Power in Bolivia," supervised by Dr. Marc Edelman. In 2015 Dr. Bjork-James received an Engaged Anthropology Grant to aid engaged activities on "Public Space, Self-Organization, and Indigenous Values in Bolivia's Urban Movements".