Flourishing Diversity: What We Can Learn From Indigenous Wisdom Traditions

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Jerome Lewis

Flourishing Diversity: What We Can Learn From Indigenous Wisdom Traditions

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 18:45

How can we align ourselves with the principles that have maintained life on earth rather than continue to work against them? Emerging from anthropological research, the concept of Flourishing Diversity offers a pathway to address the challenges of the climate emergency and species loss by aligning ourselves with life principles. Certain Indigenous People have maintained such alignment for generations and we urgently have much to learn from them.

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Camilla Power

Women, Cosmetics And The Origins Of Art
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Camilla Power has published widely on the origins of art, bringing out the importance of gender relations. She has made a special study of the cave paintings and Venus-figurines of Upper Palaeolithic Europe, asking whether the artists were likely to have been men or women, and whether the recurrent female imagery was intended to represent matriarchal power. She will argue that one interpretive approach is to draw on evidence from the lives and ritual experiences of extant hunter-gatherers such as the Hadza of Tanzania, among whom her fieldwork was conducted.