Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets

NYAS Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 04/24/2017

Join us Monday evening April 24th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences lecture series. Laura Nader, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley will be presenting, "Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets". Dr. Nadia Abu El-Haj, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University 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.

Join us Monday evening April 24th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences lecture series. Laura Nader, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley will be presenting, “Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets”. Dr. Nadia Abu El-Haj, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University will act as discussant.

 

Dr. Laura Nader, Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley will be presenting, “Unraveling Disciplinary Mind-sets”. Dr. Nadia Abu El-Haj, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College/Columbia University will serve as discussant.

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Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

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NYAS Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 03/27/2017
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Join us Monday, March 27th at 6:30PM, when the New York Academy of Sciences, Anthropology Section's Lecture series continues with this presentation by Dr. Glenn H. Shepard, Jr. (Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Brazi) and Dr. Janet Chernela from University of Maryland serving as Discussant.  Please note: you must pre-register to attend this event.

Join us Monday, March 27th at 6:30PM, when the New York Academy of Sciences, Anthropology Section's Lecture series continues with this presentation by Dr. Glenn H. Shepard, Jr. (Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Brazi) and Dr. Janet Chernela from University of Maryland serving as Discussant.  Please note: you must pre-register to attend this event.

 

Join us Monday, March 27th at 6:30PM, when the New York Academy of Sciences, Anthropology Section's Lecture series continues with this presentation by Dr. Glenn H. Shepard, Jr. (Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi in Brazi) and Dr. Janet Chernela from University of Maryland serving as Discussant. 

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Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippi Valley

Artist's depiction of of what the Moundbuilder society of Cahokia would have looked like at its prime.

NYAS Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 02/27/2017
Artist's depiction of of what the Moundbuilder society of Cahokia would have looked like at its prime.

Join us Monday, February 27th, when Dr. Timothy R. Pauketat presents "Water and the Big History of the Pre-Columbian Mississippii Valley" for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences, Anthropology Section "Framing" lecture series.  This event is free to attend, but attendees must preregister to gain admittance to the Wenner-Gren Foundation offices.

In rethinking the ontological bases of pre-Columbian North America, water emerges as the primary substance through which people lived their histories. Simplistic climate change and flood-event scenarios aside, the atmospheric water cycle enmeshed peoples in ways that explain Mississippi Valley agriculture, astronomy, religious practice, political development, and historical ties to Mesoamerica. The linchpin of such arguments is the greater Cahokia phenomenon (AD 1000s-1300s).

Presenter, Tim Pauketat is an archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Discussant: Severin Fowles is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. 

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Re-Framing the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts: How the CIA Shaped Social Science

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Mon, 01/30/2017

Join us Monday, January 30th for the first installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Lecture sereis for 2017, when we welcome Dr. David Price from Saint Martin's University presenting "Re-FRaming the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts: HGow the CIA Shaped Social Science," and Dr. R. Brian Ferguson from Rutgers University, who will serve as discussant. Please note: this lecture is open and free to the public, but pre-registration is required and limited to 50 (fifty) guests.

Drawing on two decades of archival and extensive Freedom of Information Act requests, David Price analyzes specific impacts on social science research projects from the Central Intelligence Agency's use of funding fronts to influence social science research during the 1950s and 60s.  While most of the known two dozen CIA funding fronts were identified between 1965 and 1975 by investigative journalists and congressional investigations, relatively little scholarly work since then has focused on tracing the specific ways that these CIA fronts shaped the production and consumption of socia

Dr. David Price from Saint Martin's University is presenting "Re-FRaming the Impacts of Cold War CIA Fronts: HGow the CIA Shaped Social Science," and Dr. R. Brian Ferguson from Rutgers Universitywill serve as discussant.

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Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology, and the Peopling of the Americas

Spread of Haplogroup Q in indigenous populations.

NYAS Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 12/05/2016
Spread of Haplogroup Q in indigenous populations.

Join us Monday evening December 5th at a NEW TIME 5:45 PM for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Lecture Series. Dennis O'Rourke, will be presenting "Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas". Please note: pre-registration is required.

Join us Monday evening December 5th at a NEW TIME 5:45 PM at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Lecture Series. Dennis O'Rourke, Foundation Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas will be presenting "Ancient Genomes, Paleoenvironments, Archaeology and the Peopling of the Americas". Wenner-Gren Foundation President, Leslie C. Aiello, will act as discussant.

Dennis O’Rourke (KU – PhD in Anthropology, emphasis in genetics) - Foundation Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas, Director of the KU ancient DNA Laboratory, Associate Director of the Laboratories of Biological Anthropology, and Professor Emeritus University of Utah

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Re-Framing Punishment

Corridor at Sing Sing Prison. (New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_OsP3)

NYAS Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 10/24/2016
Corridor at Sing Sing Prison. (New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_OsP3)

Join us this coming Monday, October 24th, as the foundation welcomes Didier Fassin from the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, presenting his lecture "Re-Framing Punishment." Andrea Barrow from "Black Lives Matter" will serve as Discussant. Please note: you must pre-register to attend this event.

Join us this coming Monday, October 24th, as the foundation welcomes Didier Fassin from the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, presenting his lecture "Re-Framing Punishment." Andrea Barrow from "Black Lives Matter" will serve as Discussant.

Didier Fassin is an anthropologist and a sociologist who has conducted fieldwork in Senegal, Ecuador, South Africa, and France. 

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“Making Accessible Futures: From Ramps to #Cripthevote”

NYAS Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 09/26/2016

We kick off the 2016/2017 season of the NYAS Anthropology Lecture Series on Monday, September 26th with two members of NYU's Dept. of Anthropology, Dr. Faye Ginsburg and Dr. Rayna Rapp  presenting “Making Accessible Futures: from ramps to #cripthevote.” PLEASE NOTE: Lecture begins at 6pm.

We kick off the 2016/2017 season of the NYAS Anthropology Lecture Series on Monday, September 26th with two members of NYU's Dept. of Anthropology, Dr. Faye Ginsburg and Dr. Rayna Rapp  presenting “Making Accessible Futures: from ramps to #cripthevote.” PLEASE NOTE: Lecture begins at 6pm.

New York University's Dr. Faye Ginsburg and Dr. Rayna Rapp are this evening's presenters.

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Mummified Baboons and the Biology of Apotheosis

NYAS - Anthropology Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 04/25/2016

Monday, April 25th join us at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Lecture Series. Nathaniel J. Dominy, Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, will be presenting “Mummified Baboons and the Biology of Apotheosis”.

This coming Monday evening at 7 PM, join us at the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Lecture Series. Nathaniel J. Dominy, Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, will be presenting “Mummified Baboons and the Biology of Apotheosis”.

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Hope in Emergent Ecological Assemblages

Oil palm forest in Costa Rica

NYAS - Anthropology Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 03/28/2016
Oil palm forest in Costa Rica

Monday, March 28th at 7PM, the Wenner-Gren Foundation will host another great New York Academy of Sciences lecture, with Princeton University’s Eben Kirksey sharing his work. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

This upcoming Monday, March 28th, at 7PM, the Wenner-Gren Foundation will host another great New York Academy of Sciences lecture, with Princeton University’s Eben Kirksey sharing his work on the political dimensions of imagination and the interplay of natural and cultural history.

Dr. Eben Kirksey is a DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Australia, and currently  Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the Princeton Environmental Institute.

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Flying the Yellow Flag of Quarantine!

NYAS - Anthropology Lecture Series
NYAS Lectures
Mon, 02/29/2016

This upcoming Monday, February 29th, 7PM, the Wenner-Gren Foundation will host another great New York Academy of Sciences lecture, with Monmouth University’s Richard Veit sharing his recent research in multispecies ethnography. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The Philadelphia Lazaretto, located on the Delaware River in Essington Pennsylvania, is the oldest surviving lazaretto or quarantine station in North America.It stands as a physical reminder of the horrific impact that yellow fever, an acute viral disease spread by the Aedis aegypti mosquito, had on society in early America. Construction of the grand Georgian edifice began in 1799, in response to the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793.That epidemic killed 5,000 of Philadelphia’s inhabitants; nearly ten percent of the city’s population.

Monday, February 29th, the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the Anthropology Section of the NYAS welcome Prof. Richard Veit as he presents his recent research into multispecies ethnography, the results of a preliminary archaeological survey at the Philadelphia lazaretto.

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