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The New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Meetings at the Wenner-Gren Foundation in 2009

January 19, 2009

(Photo: Nancy Scheper-Hughes (University of California, Berkeley) addresses the Anthropology Section of the NYAS at the Wenner-Gren Foundation, October 2008)

The New York Academy of Sciences Anthropology Section Meetings will be held at the Wenner-Gren Foundation Offices, 470 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor, New York City 10016. All panels are preceded by a reception from 6-7 pm. Talks are from 7-9 pm. Both reception and panel discussion are free and open to the public but attendees MUST register beforehand by calling the NYAS meeting services at 212-298-8600.

Monday, January 26th 2009
Panel: “Working” in Cuba: The Politics of/in Anthropological Research in Contemporary Cuba
Elise Andaya, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Albany
Todd Ochoa, Department of Religion, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Andrea Queely, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University
Discussant: Donald Rowbotham, Department of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
Monday, Feb. 23rd 2009
Semiotics of the Dead Body: Reflections on Forensic Anthropology
Zoe Crossland, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Monday, March 30th, 2009
Panel: The Public Framing of Science
Johnathan Marks, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, other speakers TBA
Monday, May 4th 2009
Defying and Justifying: Contesting Person-Making Concepts to Kill or Let Live
Brackette Williams, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona
Please remember to R.S.V.P. to 212-298-8600. You cannot register by phoning the Foundation.