Annual Distinguished Lecturers in the Anthropology of Europe

In 1996, the Department of Anthropology initiated an annual lecture in the anthropology of Europe.   This lecture was created to bring outstanding scholars to the department whose work in some ways has marked new directions in the anthropology of Europe - in any of the subfields.   Typically held in the fall, the lecture is followed up with a seminar with the speaker so students and faculty have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss other aspects of research in Europe.   The lecture is open to all interested members of Five Colleges.

New Directions in the Anthropology of Europe:

10th Annual Distinguished Lecture in the Anthropology of Europe:
Alaina Lemon -- October 16, 2006, 5-7 Pm, Gordon Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 418 N. Pleasant St., Amherst
"Time, Space, and the Trauma of Others in 'Putins Russia'."

2006 Jacquline Nassy Brown -- Feb. 2nd 4:30 pm Campus Center Rm. 162/175

"Dateline Britain: The Racial State of the Everyday"

2003 Rick Fantasia (Department of Sociology, Smith College)

"Who Killed Bernar Loiseau? Uncovering the Symbolic Economy of Fast Food in the World of Haute Cuisine"

2002 Cris Shore (Goldsmith College, London)

"Building Europe: The Art of the State Revisited"

2001 Jesus de Miguel


2000 David Kertzer (Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and History, Brown University)

"Symbolism and the State: Future Directions for the Anthropology of Europe"

1999 John Cole (Professor Emeritus, Anthropology, UMass, Amherst)

"Collateral Damage: American Military Operations in an Italian Tourist Town"


1998 Barbara Bender (University College, London)

"Stone Worlds: Walking /Working the Prehistoric Landscape of Bodmin Moor, Southwest England"

1997 Begoña Aretxaga (Harvard University)

"An obscured Body Politic: Gender and State Violence in a Northern Ireland Women's Prison"

1996 Michael Hertzfeld (Harvard University)

"The European Self: Rethinking an Attitude"