Book Launch: ‘Human Origins: Contributions From Social Anthropology’

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Camilla Power, Morna Finnegan, Hilary Callan

Book Launch: ‘Human Origins: Contributions From Social Anthropology’

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 18:45

'Human Origins: Contributions from Social Anthropology' is an exciting new book edited by the all-woman team of Camilla Power, Morna Finnegan and Hilary Callan. Many will see the book as a refreshing development, ending the long-standing absence of social anthropologists from debates about human evolution. Signed copies of the book will be available, plus drinks and refreshments.

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Chris Knight

Australian Aboriginal Myths Of The Origins Of Fire
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Across Australia, Aboriginal myths say that during the Dreamtime, women held fire in their vaginas, hiding their firesticks whenever a man approached. The myths go on to say that one day, a male hero stole fire from women and handed it over to men. In this workshop, a number of different versions of the myth will be analyzed using the techniques developed by the founder of structural anthropology, Claude Levi-Strauss. We will explore whether such myths help us to reconstruct changes in gender relations across Australia in the distant past.