Radical Anthropology talks in London

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Date(s) - 04/03/2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

88 Fleet Street


Radical Anthropology

The Science of Mythology

Spring 2014

Symbolic culture emerged in Africa over 100,000 years ago, in a social 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, evolutionary biology, primatology, cave painting research and archaeology. There is hot food in the venue and plenty of time afterwards for socialising in local pubs.


Jan 14       Gender, resistance, and the origins of English transnationalism (1558 – present)                                                                                                                                                                                   Sondra Hausner

Jan 21       The song-lines of Aboriginal Australia                                                      Chris Knight

Jan 28       The evolutionary emergence of language            Chris Knight and Jerome Lewis

Feb 4        Conceptions of life and death in lowland South America                     Istvan Praet

Feb 11         Chomsky, anarchism and the military mind                                        Chris Knight

Feb 18       Egalitarian hunter-gatherers in the East African Rift Valley         Thea Skaanes

Feb 25        The magic of law in Upper Amazonia                                                Harry Walker

Mar 4        Bunbangfai: Buddhism and the carnivalesque.                                  Paul Twinn

Mar 11        Dance, play, laugh: What capitalism can’t do                        Morna Finnegan

Mar 18       Introducing Claude Lévi-Strauss: the science of mythology       Chris Knight

Mar 25        A Plains Indian myth: The wives of the sun and moon’           Chris Knight

Apr 1        The trickster: core of hunter-gatherer religion                              Camilla Power

Apr 8        An Amazonian myth: ‘The hunter Monmanéki and his wives’  Chris Knight

    These talks are free but we ask for a donation of £1-£5 to cover expenses.

We meet at 88 Fleet Street, London EC4 1DH (next to St Bride’s church, 5 mins walk from Blackfriars tube)

Tuesday evenings, 6.15–9.00 pm.


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