History and Anthropology [2011-2013]

From 2011 to 2013

CRASSH


About

A fortnightly seminar series meant to provoke a conversation between anthropologists and historians, and to challenge in the process discipline-specific habits of thought and intuitions.  Speakers will include sociologically minded historians and historically geared anthropologists.  Papers will be pre-circulated and seminars will be devoted largely to discussion.  

Conveners

Conveners

Dr Anastasia Piliavsky (Department of Social Anthropology)
Dr Alice Taylor  (Faculty of History) 

Past events

 

History and Anthropology
Forms of Law and Social Forms in Béarn, South West France
18 October 2011, King's College, Rylands Seminar Room
Revd Dr Timothy Jenkins (Cambridge, Anthropology/Theology)
Aspects of Non-state Law: Early Yemen and Perpetual Peace
01 November 2011, King's College, Rylands Seminar Room
Dr Paul Dresch (Oxford, Anthropology). To access the readings, contact A Piliavsky
Lex and the City: Roman Law, Local Law and the Case of Dionysia (P.Oxy. II.237, c. 186CE)
15 November 2011, King's College, Rylands Seminar Room
Dr Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck, History/Classics)
How Do We Weigh the Similarities and Differences Between Neo-Pentecostalism and Salafist Islam in Contemporary West Africa?
31 January 2012, CRASSH
Professor John Peel (Anthropology, SOAS).
History--as it hasn't yet happened
14 February 2012, CRASSH
Professor Caroline Humphrey (Anthropology, Cambridge).
Breaking Hospitality Apart: Bad Hosts, Bad Guests, and the Problem of Sovereignty
28 February 2012, CRASSH
Prof Andrew Shryock (Anthropology, University of Michigan)
Our Words, and Theirs: A Reflection on the Historian’s Craft, Today
24 April 2012, King's College Wine Room
Carlo Ginzburg (History, University of Pisa). NB: Venue King's College Wine Room
Violence, Christianization and Monarchy in Medieval Hungary
08 May 2012, King's College Wine Room
Nora Berend (History, University of Cambridge). NB Venue King's College Wine Room
Working at Crime: The Professional Gang in the Eighteenth Century
22 May 2012, King's College Wine Room
Douglas Hay (History, University of York). NB Venue King's College Wine Room
The Gibeonite Gambit: Ḥarrānians, Karaites, and Khaybarī Jews on the Margins of Medieval Islamic Society
05 June 2012, King's College, Wine Room
Fred Astren (History/Jewish Studies, San Francisco State University)
Making a scene: the problem of embarrassability in rough and tumble times
16 October 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Prof Bill Miller (History/Law, Michigan)
What did early medieval people mean when they said they had slaves?
30 October 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Dr Alice Rio (History, KCL)
History, Anthropology and Memory
13 November 2012, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Prof Alan Macfarlane (Anthropology, King's College, Cambridge)
Conversion in Eastern India
29 January 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Dr Piers Vitebsky (Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
From Dissent to Dissidence: The Genesis & Development of Reformist Islamic Groups in Northern Nigeria
26 February 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground Floor
Prof Murray Last (History/Anthropology, UCL)
The Return of Khulekanu Khumalo, Zombie Captive: Identity, Law, and the Paradoxes of Personhood in the Postcolony
14 March 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground Floor
Prof Jean Comaroff (Anthropology, Harvard University). NB: The group will meet on Thursday for this session*
The Cult of Saints: History, Anthropology and Anthropological History
30 April 2013, CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor
Professor Robert Bartlett (St Andrew's) NB Venue CRASSH SG2
Changed to 5 June. On the Culture of Material Value and ...
21 May 2013, King's College, Wine Room
NB This session has been changed to Wednesday 5th June
Stranger Kings in General: The Cosmo-logics of Power
04 June 2013, King's College, Wine Room 3.00pm*
Marshall Sahlins (Anthropology, Chicago) NB Session at 3.00pm
On the Culture of Material Value and the Cosmography of Riches' and 'Difference
05 June 2013, King's College, Wine Room
Marshall Sahlins (Anthropology, Chicago). NB the group will meet on Wednesday in this occasion.