History, Anthropology and Memory

13 November 2012, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor

Prof Alan Macfarlane (Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, King's College, Cambridge)



I have been engaged in a project on the borderlands of history, anthropology and memory for three years. I am using family papers and my memories to investigate the 'imagined Empire' of the British, back to seventeenth Jamaica and through India, Burma and China. I have started with my own indoctrination since birth in Assam in1941 and drafted pieces on infancy, prep school years, public school and undergraduate experiences. I would appreciate feed-back on the potentials and difficulties of combining disciplines in the pursuit of the origins and nature of our modern world through the papers and memories of one family.





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Part of the History and Anthropology seminar series.
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