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Participants from the Wenner-Gren International Symposium on "Theater and Ritual" held in New York City in 1982

The last of the Burg Wartenstein symposia were held in 1980. After the sale of its European Conference Center in 1981, Wenner-Gren symposia continued at almost the same pace -- held at a variety of sites in the U.S. and abroad -- with most of these meetings' general organization shaped on the Burg Wartenstein model.

Some of the more significant symposia held during this time include: "The Sex Division of Labor, Development, and Women's Status," organized by Helen Safa and Eleanor Leacock; "Infanticide in Animals and Man," organized by Glenn Hausfater, Sarah Hrdy, Christian Vogel and Mildred Dickemann; "Cloth and the Organization of Human Experience," organized by Annette Weiner and Jane Schneider; and the landmark "Sepik Research Today: The Study of Sepik Cultures in and for Modern Papua New Guinea," organized by Christian Kaufmann, Nancy Lutkehaus, William Mitchell, Douglas Newton, and Meinhard Schuster.

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