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April 27-28: "The Engaged Anthropologist": A Conference Honoring James Brow

Mon, Apr 23, 2007

Friday April 27th: 5 pm ACES 2.302 (Avaya Auditorium).

Chair: Patrick Olivelle (UT, Austin)  Welcoming Remarks Introduction of the Key Note Speaker: Henry Selby (UT, Austin)

Key Note lecture by Roderick Stirrat Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sussex.  He has worked extensively in Sri Lanka on fishing communities and on Catholicism. More recently he has been engaged in the world of development, both as a consultant and as an anthropologist of the development industry.

Reception 6.15 Lobby of ACES.

See conference information and paper titles for further details.

April 25: Application Deadline for Fellowships in Interpreting the Texas Past

Three Fellowships for the Fall of 2007. Apply for one of three different projects!

Tue, Apr 10, 2007

1) African Americans Talk about Objects of Meaning: A Video Oral History 2) Constructing a Bibliography on Slavery in Austin/ Travis County 3) Deepening Understanding Across Race: Oral History in the Schools

2007 Folklore/Public Culture Proseminar

Tue, Apr 10, 2007

Starting in the Fall of 2007, the Program in Folklore and Cultural Studies is instituting a new proseminar with the goal of enhancing ties between students of different cohorts and the various affiliated faculty. The focus of the seminar will be on considering works in progress by FPC faculty here at UT and by students in the process of writing their dissertations. Additionally, the seminar will feature short selected readings on weeks when there is no scheduled speaker. The goals of these readings will be to spark a conversation over new and emerging directions in cultural studies research. New students will be required to take this seminar as well, with the aim of more effectively introducing them to the program.

As Graduate Advisor I want to encourage all FPC students to consider taking this seminar.  For more information, contact John Hartigan, either by email ( or by phone.

Registration information:

ANT 394 M, Fol

April 12-13: 2007 LBJ Conference, “Gender, Globalization, and Governance"

Mon, Apr 9, 2007

The LBJ School will be hosting the Gender, Globalization, and Governance Conference on April 12-13, 2007. The conference has been organized by a group of graduate students from LBJ and several other departments

April 13-15: The Symposium About Language and Society--Austin (SALSA XV) (April 13-15), Call for Volunteers

Mon, Apr 9, 2007

Now looking for students and members of the UT community to help out at the registration table during the conference. In exchange for two hours of help, registration dues will be waived for all volunteers.

May 10: Application Deadline for The Project in Interpreting the Texas Past Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship

Sponsored by the University of Texas Intellectual Entrepreneurship Program, and the Houston Endowment

Mon, Apr 9, 2007

The 2007-08 scholar will focus on developing public programs on diversity, working primarily with oral histories of African Americans in Austin.

April 3: Moolaadé Film Screening with Discussion to Follow

7:00 PM-9:30 PM, CAL 100

Sun, Apr 1, 2007

Directed by Ousmane Sembene (Senegal 2004)

April 4: Racism, White Privilege and Coalition Politics: A Transnational Dialogue with João Costa Vargas and Charles R. Hale

A Conversation on Global White Supremacy, Activism, and Grassroots Alternatives to Neoliberalism

Sun, Apr 1, 2007

7:30 pm, MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E North Loop (53rd St and Ave F) for more info or directions call 512-407-6925

April 5: 14th Annual Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies Conference

8:00 AM-4:30 PM, WWH, 2nd Floor, Campus Club

Sun, Apr 1, 2007

April 5-6: Eleventh Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy

Sun, Apr 1, 2007

"The Path to Social Change –Activating Your Community." These two days will involve discussions and hands-on workshops on pressing national and international policy issues in terms of community organization and activism.

April 6: Educating for Cultural Competence: Tools for Training Field Instructors

Marilyn Peterson Armour, Bonnie Bain, and Ruth J. Rubio

Sun, Apr 1, 2007

7-8:30pm, Book People, 603 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78703

March 27: Rapoport Center’s Human Rights Happy Hour presents Dr. Christine Kovic, University of Houston-Clear Lake

“Central American Migrants and Mexico's Southern Border: Human Rights and the Criminalization of Poor Workers”

Mon, Mar 26, 2007

The University of Texas School of Law, Eidman Jury Room, 2.310, 3:30-5:00pm

STS “Surveillance and You”Civic Forum Saturday, March 31, 2007 at The University of Texas at Austin


Thu, Mar 22, 2007

The panel includes a former CIA officer, UT professors, and other surveillance experts.

The Rhonda L. Andrews Memorial Award


Tue, Mar 20, 2007

Apply Now! P.E.O. Scholar Awards for the award year 2007-2008. $10,000 AWARDS FOR WOMEN

Application process should be completed before Sept. 15, 2007. See details for more info.

Tue, Mar 20, 2007

February 28: A Reading and booksigning by Neville Hoad

African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality and Globalization

Tue, Feb 27, 2007

BookWoman, 918 West 12th St.

Planning to graduate this Spring?

Important deadline information

Fri, Feb 23, 2007

February 28: Workshop, Alternative Strategies for Getting Small Grants

1:00 - 2:30pm in the Texas Union Theater, Room 2.228. (Preregistration required)

Fri, Feb 23, 2007

March 5: DAAD Lecture Series Presents a lecture by Dr. Deiter Haller

No Ambivalence - A Foreign Anthropologist's Perspective on Individualism, Community, and State in the U.S.

Fri, Feb 23, 2007

12- 1 p.m., EPS 4.101 Conference Room, Reception to follow

February 8: Workshop in Interviewing Skills for Students Entering the Job Market

Sponsored by Professional Development and Community Engagement. For registration information, go to

Wed, Jan 31, 2007

March 10-15, 2007: Maya Meetings

“The River Cities: Archaeology and History at Yaxchilan, Piedras Negras, and Pomona.”

Wed, Jan 31, 2007

February 8, Lecture: Air: Aspects of its History in Culture, Mythology, and Science.

Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Cultural and Social Historian, Time and location TBA

Wed, Jan 24, 2007