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2017-2018 Anthropology and History Workshops

The Anthropology and History Workshop is a forum for the discussion of papers and chapters, usually in draft, by students, faculty and visitors. Workshop papers are distributed by email attachment to graduate students and faculty in Anthro-History and affiliated programs about one week in advance. The Workshop meets on Fridays, 2-4 pm, usually in 1014 Tisch Hall on U-M's Central Campus. There is typically a commentator/critic for each session, the presenter has a few minutes to set a context for the discussion of the work, with the remainder of the session dedicated to open discussion.

Workshop papers are available by request to

Fall 2017 Schedule 

Friday September 15 Workshop: Haydar Darici (Ph.D. candidate, AH) 12-2pm Titiev “Politics as Play: Concealment, the Street, and the Self”

Friday October 27  Workshop: Amanda Respess  (Ph.D. candidate, AH) 12-2pm Tisch 1014 Title TBD

Wednesday November 8 Reading Group: Professor Hugh Gusterson (Anthropology, George Washington University) 3-5pm 1014 Tisch Hall “Notes Toward a New Anthropology of Drugs”

December  (Date TBD) Reading Group: Professor Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (History, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg) “Two Lenins: A Brief Anthropology of Time”

Friday December 8 Workshop: “Publishing in CSSH” 12-2pm  Tisch 1014

Winter 2018

Friday January 19  AH Workshop  Professor Jay Cook (History, UM) 12-2pm Tisch 1014