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January 29, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm

SPEAKER:

Dr. Ryan Nichols

Associate Professor 

Dept. of Philosophy

Cal State Fullerton

ABSTRACT:

Location Fowler A222 (Seminar Room)
Contact Sumiji Takahashi
Email sutakahashi@ioa.ucla.edu
Phone 310-825-4169
January 31, 2020
5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Old Kiyyangan Story, an anthropological film based on oral histories and archaeological excavations at the Old Kiyyangan Village, Ifugao, Philippines, will be presented January 31 at 5pm in the Anthropology Reading Room. In addition to the film screening, there will be a research presentation and Q & A with co-screenwriter and Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Stephen Acabado. Acabado is a core faculty member of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. The event is free and open to the public.

Location Room 352 Haines Hall
Contact Stephen Acabado
Email
Phone
February 1, 2020
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cotsen faculty Jason De León will be a guest on the podcast "Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard" on February 1, 2020. The UCLA Department of Anthropology is hosting a live taping of the podcast at 6:00pm in Korn Convocation Hall at UCLA.

De León will also be speaking on February 11th as part of the Archaeology 50th Anniversary Lecture Series.

Location Korn Convocation Hall
Contact
Email
Phone
February 5, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm

SPEAKER:

James E. Snead

Professor

Department of Anthropology

Cal State Northridge

ABSTACT:

Location Fowler A222 (Seminar Room)
Contact Sumiji Takahashi
Email sutakahashi@ioa.ucla.edu
Phone 310-825-4169
February 7, 2020
8:00am to 5:00pm

The Graduate Student Association of Archaeology, an affiliate of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, will host the 8th Graduate Archaeology Research Conference. This conference will take place on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California, on February 7th and 8th, 2020. Accepted applicants will give 20-minute presentations followed by brief question-and-answer sessions.

Location Charles E. Young Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall (Feb 7) & Humanities Conference Room, 314 Royce Hall (Feb 8)
Contact Conference organizers
Email archaeogradcon@ioa.ucla.edu
Phone
February 11, 2020
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Since the mid-1990s’, the U.S. federal government has relied on a border enforcement strategy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence.” Using various security infrastructure and techniques of surveillance, this strategy funnels undocumented migrants towards remote and rugged terrain with the hope that mountain ranges, extreme temperatures, and other “natural” obstacles will deter people from unauthorized entry.

Location California NanoSystems Institute Auditorium
Contact Michelle Jacobson
Email mjacobson@ioa.ucla.edu
Phone 310-825-4004
February 13, 2020
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Mariana Favila Vázquez

Archeological studies regarding pre-Hispanic mechanisms of environment appropriation have been crucial to explain the complexity of Mesoamerican societies. However, an ontological dichotomy of water and land has permeated these investigations for decades. The activities practiced on the mainland, such as agriculture, among many others, are the preferred focus of interest for explaining indigenous social and historical processes. The activities and the role of the aquatic spaces are generally considered subordinate or secondary concerning the former.

Location Lydeen Library, 4302 Rolfe Hall
Contact Jimena Rodriguez
Email jimenarodriguez@ucla.edu
Phone
March 1, 2020
2:00pm to 4:00pm

SPEAKER:

John Cherry
Professor of Archaeology and Classics
Joukowsky Institute, Brown University

ABSTRACT:

Location Fowler A222 (Seminar Room)
Contact Sumiji Takahashi
Email
Phone 310-825-4169