Professor Godelier Public Lecture Series:
November 8 at 2:30pm in MU218, Pima
Sponosred by: SHESC
"Breaking the mirror of the self" (Download the text of the lecture (pdf))
November 16 at 5:00pm in ANTHRO rm 340
Sponsored by: SHESC, Religious Studies
"What Mauss did not say: things you give, things you sell, and things you don?t sell or give but keep for yourselves"
November 21 at 10:30am in Coor 5635
Sponsored by: SHESC, Family and Human Development
"There is no such thing as a society founded on family and kinship"
November 28 at 3:30pm in COOR rm 174
Sponsored by: SHESC, History, Institute for Humanities Research and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society)
"It takes more than a man and a woman to make a child"
About Special Guest Professor Maurice Godelier
The eminent French anthropologist, Prof. Maurice Godelier, will be the guest of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the new School of Human Evolution & Social Change from October 28 to December 2, 2005. Now retired, he was previously the Chair of Anthropology and Economy at the prestigious Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and, more recently, the Director of Social Sciences and Humanities for CNRS (the French National Research Organization). Prof. Godelier has had essentially two careers: one as a very influential internationally recognized researcher in anthropology, and one as a major figure in social science policy and administration. His career has spanned the globe and includes receiving medals and honors of the highest distinction, publishing 21 books (in four languages), and writing more than a hundred papers on a range of topics. His scientific impact is significant, as he has had the courage to tackle four of the major ?core? topics of socio-cultural anthropology: economics, power, the origins of social stratification, and kinship. Known for his provocative ideas, Prof. Godelier will give a series of lectures co-sponsored with the History Department, Religious Studies, Family and Human Development, and the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. He will also be talking with students in classrooms and informal brown bag sessions. The School of Human Evolution & Social Change is honored to have Prof. Godelier as our special guest as we celebrate the launch of our new school.