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Trent University’s “Anthropology Goes Downtown” Begins Tonight at Splice


Community Invited to Free Special Presentation About Witchcraft in Papua New Guinea

Monday, January 28, 2008, Peterborough

This evening the Anthropology Department at Trent University will launch the 2008 Kenneth Kidd Lecture Series entitled “Anthropology Goes Downtown” at Splice Restaurant beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Tonight’s presentation features an engaging lecture by Associate Professor Sandra Bamford from the department of anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her talk is entitled “Images of Consumption: Witchcraft & Environmentalism in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea”. A reception with Prof. Bamford will follow.

In addition to authoring Biology Unmoored: Melanesian Reflections on Life and Biotechnology, she has produced several collected volumes and journal articles that explicitly compare Pacific Island and Western social formation. Her research interests include kinship, gender, ritual, environmentalism, embodiment and globalization.

The lecture series is named for the late Kenneth E. Kidd, first chair of Trent's Anthropology Department. Lectures in this series are given by visiting guests, Trent faculty and Research Fellows, and graduate students in Anthropology. All members of Trent and the Peterborough community are most welcome and encourage to attend this free event. The lectures continue until March.


For further information, please contact Professor Julia Harrison, chair of anthropology, at (705) 748-1011, ext. 7772.