RADICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a revolution whose echoes can still be heard in myths and rituals around the world. These talks are a general introduction to anthropology, including the latest findings from genetics, biology, primatology, cave painting research and archaeology. There is plenty of time for questions, discussion and socialising.
Sep 23: What does it mean to be human? An introduction to anthropology – Chris Knight
Sep 30: Claude Lévi-Strauss: The science of myths and fairy tales – Chris Knight
Oct 7: Africa, hunger and big business: How ‘development’ aids the corporate takeover of food – Chris Walker
Oct 14: Did women once rule the world? A new look at the myth of matriarchy – Chris Knight
Oct 21: The stars and the stones: An introduction to archaeoastronomy – Fabio Silva
Oct 28: Out of Africa or Multiregional Evolution for modern humans – why is there still a debate? – Chris Stringer
Nov 4: The problem of economics. Homo economicus and human science – William Dixon
Nov 11: The Golden Bough: Yesterday and today – Robert Fraser
Nov 18: British Pakistani women and the menopause – Mwenza Blell
Nov 25: ‘Woman’s Biggest Husband Is the Moon’: How hunter-gatherers maintain social equality –Jerome Lewis
Dec 2: How language evolved from singing – Jerome Lewis
Dec 9: Spirits of the Forest: a workshop on African polyphonic singing – Ingrid Lewis
Dec 16: A Christmas fairy tale: ‘The shoes that were danced to pieces’ – Chris Knight
All events held at the Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Rd., NW1 1HB (Euston).
Talks are free but small donations welcome.
‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs
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