Category Archives: CIAMS Workshop

CIAMS Workshop: Adam Smith’s ‘Political Machine’ in Bronze Age Caucausus

vanBaburen Prometheus Vulcan SmithCornell Professor of Anthropology Adam Smith invites CIAMS faculty and members to critically discuss a chapter of his forthcoming book, The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus (working title). The selected reading is “Chapter 1: On Assemblages and Machines”. Thurs Apr 30, 4:30 pm, Landscapes and Objects Lab (LOL, 125 McGraw).

CIAMS Workshop: Chris Garces, Surveillance and liminality in Ecuador

CIAMS Workshop: Chris Garces, Cornell University anthropologist and Faculty Fellow at the Cornell Society for the Humanities, “Denuding Surveillance at the Carceral Boundary,” Wed Feb 12 4:30 Landscapes and Objects Lab (LOL, 125 McGraw). Garces invites discussion about his work on ethnographic “rites of passage” at checkpoint filters in a maximum security prison in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Garces abstract here