Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Nov 9, 2020

Heather Paxson on Microbiopolitics Now, in Food Safety and Beyond

Heather Paxson

MIT Anthropology Program Head

Nov 9, 2020 17:00pm-19:00 (UK Time) 12:00pm - 2::00pm EST Virtual

The concept of microbiopolitics means to call attention to how the governance of human social life may take microbial life into account.

 

In this talk, Heather Paxson will provide an overview of the microbiopolitical terms of debate in the United States over safe means of food production (taking as my case study raw-milk cheese), juxtaposing this with a different set of (micro)biopolitics at stake in the metabolic regulation of the national food supply through food import restrictions. Registration required, more info at http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/29360

Nov 19, 2020

Climate, History, and Nomadic Empires: Case Studies and Questions of Method

Nov 19, 2020 Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:00-5:30pm Virtual

Join MIT Anthropology for a virtual lecture and discussion

Co-sponsored by MIT History and Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS)

Nicola di Cosmo, Luce Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University
 
Discussants:  
Manduhai Buyandelger (Anthropology)
 
 
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Nov 30, 2020

Manduhai Buyandelger on "Trading History for Sheep: Memory, Migration, and Buryat-Mongol Identities through Shamanic Practices."

Manduhai Buyandelger

MIT Anthropology

Nov 30, 2020 November 30, 4:30-6:00 Virtual

Manduhai Buyandelger on "Trading History for Sheep: Memory, Migration, and Buryat-Mongol Identities through Shamanic Practices." talk sponsored by Center for East Asian Studies at UPenn.

More details TBA.