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Spring Discussion Series To Focus On International Indigenous Communities

March 5, 2003--

WHO: Anthropology faculty and doctoral students

WHAT: Spring Discussion Series

WHEN: Thursdays, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153

The Lorna Sundberg International Center at the University of Virginia will host a spring series, “Anthropologists’ Experiences with their Study Communities.” U.Va. anthropology faculty and advanced doctoral students will discuss their research related to indigenous communities around the world.

March 13 — Jesse Shipley, a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Chicago and a predoctoral fellow at U.Va.’s Carter Woodson Institute for African and African-American Studies, will speak on "Performing Anthropology, Staging Dialogues: Acting, Research, and Politics in Ghana." The lecture will address participant observation research with artists and performers in cross-cultural contexts.

March 27 — Hanan Sabea, assistant professor of anthropology at U.Va., will discuss “Many 'Others': Between a Ghost Town and a Transnational Corporation in Tanzania." Sabea will explore how conflicting and multiple perceptions and presentations of self and other are produced and negotiated during ethnographic research within a transnational corporation.

April 10 — Tenibac Harvey, a U.Va. doctoral student in linguistic anthropology, will speak about "Neocolonialism: The Search for Patients Among the Biomedically 'Unreached' in Guatemala." Harvey will focus on the problems and complexities of cross-cultural medical care.

April 24 — Jeffrey H. Hantman, U.Va. associate professor of archaeology, will discuss "American Indians of Virginia: The Past and Present.” He will talk about the place of American Indians in the history of Virginia, focusing on the long-term history of American Indians from archaeological study before 1600, and will then consider the nature of the initial contacts between native peoples and Europeans around 1600.

For more information, call Susanne Louis at (434) 982-3015.

Contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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