Category: Blog

  • Batek Shamanism: healers, warriors and cosmopolitical diplomats

    Batek Shamanism: healers, warriors and cosmopolitical diplomats

    On Tues Feb 27, 6:30pm (London time), Ivan Tacey will be speaking LIVE @UCL Anthropology, in the Daryll Forde Room, 2nd Floor, Dept of Anthropology, 14 Taviton St, London WC1H 0BW. You can join us on ZOOM (ID 384 186 2174 passcode Wawilak). Ivan Tacey is a sociocultural anthropologist specialised in Southeast Asia.. His research…

  • Now We Are in Power: The Politics of Passive Revolution in 21st.C Bolivia

    Now We Are in Power: The Politics of Passive Revolution in 21st.C Bolivia

    On Tues Feb 20, 6:30pm (London time) Angus McNelly adn Matthew Doyle will be speaking LIVE in the Daryll Forde Room, 2nd Floor, UCL Anthropology Dept. You can join us on ZOOM (ID 384 186 2174 Passcode Wawilak). Angus McNelly is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Greenwich. Matthew Doyle is Lecturer…

  • ‘The Three Enchanted Princes’: Ritual Syntax and the Interpretation of Fairytales 

    ‘The Three Enchanted Princes’: Ritual Syntax and the Interpretation of Fairytales 

    On Tues Feb 13, 6;30pm, Helena Tužinská and Chris Knight are speaking LIVE in the Daryll Forde Room, 2nd Floor, UCL Anthropology Dept. You can join us on ZOOM (ID 384 186 2174 Passcode Wawilak). Helena Tužinská, PhD. is an Associate Professor at the Department of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University…

  • Raising Tomorrow: BaYaka Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods and Global Perspectives on Child Development

    Raising Tomorrow: BaYaka Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods and Global Perspectives on Child Development

    On Tues Feb 6, 6:30pm, Deniz Salali is speaking LIVE in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, UCL Anthropology Dept. You can join us on ZOOM (ID 384 186 2174 Passcode Wawilak). G. Deniz Salali is an assistant professor in evolutionary anthropology at University College London. She researches human behaviour and health using evolutionary…

  • ‘Women’s biggest husband is the Moon’: gender relations among BaYaka hunter-gatherers

    ‘Women’s biggest husband is the Moon’: gender relations among BaYaka hunter-gatherers

    On Tues Jan 30, 6:30pm (London time), we have Jerome Lewis LIVE @UCLAnthropology, Daryll Forde Room, 2nd Floor, Anthro building. We are also on ZOOM (ID 384 186 2174 passcode Wawilak) Jerome explores BaYaka Mbendjele gender relations, ritual and economy through the concept of ‘ekila’, a potency that belongs to women, men and animals Reading…

  • The Australian Aboriginal Rainbow Snake

    The Australian Aboriginal Rainbow Snake

    Chris Knight continues his Introduction to a science of mythology with a core motif from Australia: the Rainbow Snake. He is speaking LIVE in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, UCL Anthropology Dept. You can also join us on ZOOM (ID 384 186 2174 Passcode Wawilak) Chris writes: The image of a water-dwelling, fire-breathing,…

  • The story of the Bird-nester: an  introduction to the science of mythology

    The story of the Bird-nester: an introduction to the science of mythology

    On Tues Jan 16, 6;30pm London time, Chris Knight will introduce Claude Levi-Strauss’s great contribution to the Science of Mythology. He’s speaking LIVE in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, UCL Anthropology Dept. You can join us on ZOOM (ID 384 186 2174 Passcode Wawilak) Chris writes: According to Claude Lévi-Strauss, all the world’s…

  • Egalitarianism made us human: why Graeber and Wengrow get it wrong

    Egalitarianism made us human: why Graeber and Wengrow get it wrong

    This talk will be given by Camilla Power (Research Fellow in Anthropology at UCL), LIVE on Tue Jan 9, 6:30pm in the Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd Floor, Dept of Anthropology, UCL, 14 Taviton St WC1H 0BW. You can also join on ZOOM with ID 384 186 2174 passcode Wawilak. Camilla writes: “‘The world of…

  • A Winter Solstice Fairytale: the shoes that were danced to pieces

    A Winter Solstice Fairytale: the shoes that were danced to pieces

    Our last class this year is a trip to the Underworld! Join us LIVE @UCLAnthropology, Tues Dec 12, 6:30pm (London time) with Chris Knight to read and discuss the Grimms’ story of the ‘Shoes that were Danced to Pieces’ Chris writes: “This delightful fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm has become a RAG tradition, told…

  • When Eve Laughed: The Origins of Language

    When Eve Laughed: The Origins of Language

    On Tuesday Dec 5, 18:30 GMT (London time) Jerome Lewis and Chris Knight will talk about their forthcoming book on language origins: ‘When Eve Laughed’. Why is it that out of 220 primate species, we are the only one which talks? Collective laughter, too, is unique to our species. Although quite different from language, collective…