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Seminar – 13 June – Martin Mills

June 6th, 2017 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 13  June 2017 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Martin Mills University of Aberdeen Last Gift of the God-King: Negotiating Constitutional Ownership in the Wake of the Dalai Lama’s Resignation The resignation in November 2011 of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama from political office presented the Tibetan Government-in-Exile (now called the Central Tibetan Administration, [...]

Lunchtime Film Screening – 6 June – Losing Ground, a film by Bradley Rappa

May 23rd, 2017 by anna.c

A lunchtime film screening will be held in the Mond Building Seminar Room, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF Wednesday 6 June 2017, 1.00–2.00 All welcome Losing Ground, a film by Bradley Rappa The film is 30 minutes long and will be followed by questions Poster here

Seminar – 30 May – Michael Puett

May 18th, 2017 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 30  May 2017 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Michael Puett University of Harvard Master, Host, Demon, God Hosting is a key notion among the mobile societies of Inner Asia.  But it is an equally recurrent theme among the relatively sedentary societies of China.  This paper will attempt to develop the comparative implications [...]

Seminar – 16 May – Anastasia Piliavsky

May 5th, 2017 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 16  May 2017 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Anastasia Piliavsky University of Cambridge Masterhood, hierarchy and political responsibility in North India’s democratic politics Idioms of masterhood, patronage and kingship in India’s popular politics have prompted suggestions that India is not a true representative democracy, where sovereign citizens hold politicians responsible for delivering what they want, but a [...]

Seminar – 2 May – Charlotte Bruckermann

April 27th, 2017 by anna.c

ALL WELCOME Tuesday 2  May 2017 4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room Charlotte Bruckermann Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology The Mistress of the Hearth: female mobility, domestic divinities, and reproductive power in North Central China Anthropological concepts of masterhood and hospitality are particularly elaborated among highly mobile people whose movements put them into constant contact [...]