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Walter D. Mignolo, William Hanes Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Professor of Romance Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, will deliver the Center for the Study of Local Knowledge Inaugural Lecture on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 7:00pm in the Dome Room of the Rotunda. Professor Kandioura Drame of the University of Virginia will join Professor Mignolo in a CSLK Seminar on Friday, November 15, 2002. The seminar theme is “Regimes of Knowledge and the Academy in an Age of Globalization.”

Clifford Geertz, Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, will participate in the Center for the Study of Local Knowledge Spring 2003 Symposium marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology. The one day symposium will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at the University of Virginia. The symposium will feature scholars from the University of Virginia and from other institutions across the United States.

The Center for the Study of Local Knowledge in partnership with the Departmento de Historia de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University will sponsor an International Colloquium, "The Location of Knowledge: Locality, Empire and Transnational Networks in the Construction of Knowledge." The colloquium will take place at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 11-12, 2003. Professor Corey D. B. Walker will deliver a keynote lecture for the colloquium entitled "Local Knowledge and Human Interests" and Professor Kandioura Drame will present a paper entitled "Folktales at Textbooks."

The Center for the Study of Local Knowledge will host its Spring 2004 Seminar on Friday, April 16, 2004. The Seminar will feature Ricardo D. Salvatore, Professor of History, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor Salvatore will present a paper entitled, "Local vs. Imperial Knowledge: The Yale Peruvian Expedition of 1911-1916 Reconsidered." Professor Brian P. Owensby of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia will be the discussant. The seminar will be co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, History, French Language and Literature, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and Religious Studies.

News Coverage about the Center:

UVA News - September 2004
"U.Va. Architecture Faculty And Students To Visit Greensville County African American Educational Landmark To Study Design And Preservation Strategies"

UVA Research News - November 2003
"Ford Foundation Funds Local Knowledge Research"

C-Ville Weekly - January 21-27, 2003
"Knowledge is Power" by Eric Rezsnyak

Danville Register & Bee - December 29, 2002
"Grant Trust Aids Local Programs" by Emily Cropp

University of Virginia News - December 19, 2002
"Awards Will Support Danville Area Leadership And Oral History Projects"

Richmond Times-Dispatch - November 7, 2002
"UVA is Opening Teaching Center" by Reed Williams

The Daily Progress - November 3, 2002
"UVA to Establish Teaching Center" by Reed Williams

University of Virginia News - October 28, 2002
"Innovative U.Va. Center Will Use Local Communities As Lens For Bigger Picture Of Race, Gender And Nation"