Re: lecture subjects?

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Sat, 9 Dec 1995 22:39:43 -0500

Elizabeth, I think feminist anthropology would yield a series of good
discussions. I would describe myself as a feminist anthropologist,
although right now I'm working on a biographical-historical book that has
to do with the Holocaust. I'm new to the Washington, D.C. area. How far
is that from northern Virginia? Is it on the Metro? Ruby Rohrlich

On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, Elizabeth Vance wrote:

> hi all...
> What would you consider to be the most controversial issues in
> Anthropology today? Obviously repatriation will remain one for quite
> some time; And revisionists are a biggie. Actually, controversial may
> not be the word I mean... just current issues that are of interest to a
> broad audience. Any ideas?
> The reason I ask is because, basically, I'm lookin' for ideas. I
> recently took over the Anthropology Club at GMU, and I'm trying to
> arrange a lecture series for next semester on current issues.
> I'd like the lectures to have a cross-over appeal to other departments
> (women's studies, history, government, area studies, etc). And I'd like
> there to be an issue worthy of debate, so students would be able to ask
> questions beyond the, "so, how did you brush your teeth in the jungle?"
> level. :) (Although, I wondered about that when I started learning
> about fieldwork!)
> If you have any suggestions for lecture topics, or any suggestions for
> other things that you think may be of interest to club members, please
> let me know. This is the first time I've ever run anything like this,
> and I'm still learning.
> And...if you're local to the Northern Virginia area and would be
> interested in talking to a bunch of students, I'd love to have you!
> Thanks,
> - Elizabeth Vance
> George Mason University