The Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences – Social and Cultural Anthropology Visiting Seminars 2015-16

14:15 – 15:45 on Fridays
Unioninkatu 35 Room 114
Queries: Please contact Sarah Green (


Speaker Date Title


Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University)

20.5.2016 State, Nation, Polity: Seeking Alternative Authority in Greece and Thailand


Roy Ellen (Univ. of Kent) 22.4.2016 Contrasting acoustical signatures and the power in ritual: some evidence from nuaulu spirit healing in the moluccan islands
Michael Lambek (Toronto) 1.4.2016 Ethnography and History: Marriage as Moral Horizon in Mayotte
Janet Carsten (Edinburgh) 18.3.2016 The Stuff of Kinship
Aimar Ventsel (University of Tartu)  11.3.2016

Nation within the nation: Cultural citizenship as a tool in struggle for land and against migration in the Republic of Sakha, Russian Far East


Deborah James (LSE) 26.2.2016

Life and Debt: a View from the South


Markus Kröger (Helsinki)15.1.2016
Towards a theory of spatial causalities

Anu Lounela (Helsinki)27.11.2015 ROOM 113
Climate change pilot project and values in Central Kalimantan: Monetization of nature and its bearing on value orientations

William Mazzarella (Chicago) Short bio
25.9.2015 ‘The Mana of Mass Publicity’