The research team organizes a seminar series on the project topics. National and international scholars have been invited to present their research to the team members and wider academic and non-academic audience, including researchers and graduate students of University of Lisbon and beyond. All seminar sessions take place at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.
The research seminar series has been held since the beginning of the project around two interconnected themes:
History of Anthropology
These seminars are aimed at conceptual developments in the theory of history of anthropology, and at debates on comparative histories of anthropology.
These sessions have usually been held in conjunction with the activities of the Imperial and Postcolonial Studies Group (coord. Ricardo Roque and Ângela Barreto Xavier) based at ICS, University of Lisbon.
Anthropology in Portuguese Timor
These seminars provide an opportunity for exchange with scholars and anthropologists who did fieldwork in Timor Leste during the late Portuguese colonial period. These sessions have been organized in partnership with other research institutions, namely:
A list of the seminar sessions held in 2010-2012 is below:
1 June 2010
Booker T. Washington in German Togo: Labor and Race in the Atlantic World
Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University, US)
4 November 2010
Words for People, Names for Places: Voyagers, Cartographers, and the Southlanders, 1606-1644
Bronwen Douglas (ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australia)
3 December 2010
Mythes, rituels et relations humains/non-humains au Timor(-Leste)
Claudine Friedberg (Muséum Nationale d’Histoire naturelle, Paris)
26 May 2011
Imperialism’s Imperatives: Ethno-Geography and Race in the Iberian Pacific
Rainer F. Buschmann (California State University Channel Islands, US)
22 June 2011
Ethnographic research in Timor Português
David Hicks (Stony Brook University, US)
31 May 2012
Hermannsburg, 1929: Turning Aboriginal ‘Primitives’ into Modern Psychological Subjects
Warwick Anderson (University of Sydney, Australia)
Some of these seminars have been recorded in video. Partial or full online access to videos of these seminars is also provided through this website.
Note: Information on upcoming sessions will be announced in due time through this website. If you would like to receive emails on the seminar series and/or project activities please contact us.