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). A selected reading, “Chapter 1: On Assemblages and Machines,” will be distributed via email in August or September, 2014, and we will meet in the Landscapes and Objects Lab (LOL, 125 McGraw) to discuss it.

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