Wild Voices: Mimicry, Reversal, Metaphor And The Emergence Of Language

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Chris Knight, Jerome Lewis

Wild Voices: Mimicry, Reversal, Metaphor And The Emergence Of Language

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 18:45

Two social anthropologists will draw on primatology, palaeolithic archaeology, evolutionary anthropology and hunter-gatherer ethnography to explain how language in our species evolved.

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Martin Holbraad

How Revolutions Create Worlds: An Anthropologist Reflects On The Cuban Revolution
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 18:45
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square. map

Martin Holbraad's main field research is in Cuba, where he focuses on Afro-Cuban religions and revolutionary politics. Having completed in 2002 his doctoral thesis on the role of oracles and money within the diviner cult of IfĂ  in socialist Cuba, his research since has focused on such topics as the relationship between myth and action, the consecration of objects, and, more broadly, the relationship between cosmology, politics and other forms of social invention.