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Still Life: An Anthropology of Stone

  • 3/27/2014 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Still Life: An Anthropology of Stone

Hugh Raffles is professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research. 

His current work uses a cultural and historical anthropology of "nature" to explore the relationships between humans and other animals, specifically how we identify and make sense of the complex connections among people, other beings, and "inanimate" phenomena. 

Raffles is the author of Insectopedia.

Bowdoin College's Santagata Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1982 by family and friends of Kenneth V. Santagata, Bowdoin class of 1973, to provide one lecture each semester from among the fields of arts, humanities, or social sciences. The lecturers are recognized authorities in their fields who present new, novel, or non-conventional approaches to their subjects.