The Series

The 2019-2020 Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce the line up for the 2019-2020 season of Got Anthropology! Please note that the dates and locations vary more than past years, contact us at or find us on Facebook if you have any questions. Click here for further details on attending.

April 29, 2019

Where do you Live? Housing Narratives in Toronto Emily-Camille Gilbert Housing is a concern for many Canadians, as is demonstrated by the 10-year, $40 billion National Housing Strategy announced in November 2017. The razing of subsidized housing projects and replacement with mixed-income, public-private partnership developments has increasingly been used in urban centres like Toronto. This... Continue Reading →

March 25, 2019

Jesus wuz here...Literally: Painting Jesus' Face in Contemporary Palestine Connie Gagliardi What is a Byzantine icon, and what do they mean for the lives of Palestinian Christians today? This talk will examine the realities and experiences of Palestinians living under Occupation, and the role that icons and iconographers play in this world. It will also... Continue Reading →

February 25, 2019

Are you  your brain? How neuroscience transforms us Johanna Pokorny How neuroscientists think about thinking in the lab using complex technologies has profound impacts on how we act in everyday and ordinary ways. This talk will explore how the brain has become viewed as the location of personhood, and how neuroimaging technologies used in neuroscience... Continue Reading →

January 28, 2019

From Small Groups to Supercities: The Energy that Fuelled Human Transition Simon L'Allier How do we explain that some human groups contain about a hundred individuals, while some cities may be filled with 33 million people? In other primate groups, increases in group size lead to growing competition over food resources and larger energy expenditures... Continue Reading →

November 26, 2018

Growing Old Between Two Worlds: How to Age "Successfully" in the Pacific Vanessa Maloney What does it mean to age 'successfully'? We like to think of ageing as a biological process, but anthropologists have shown through cross-cultural comparison that 'growing old' is profoundly shaped and influenced by our culture. Our ideas surrounding what it means... Continue Reading →

Announcing the 2018-2019 Series

We are pleased to announce our line up for this season. Please note the dates below, more details will be released each month. November 26, 2018 Growing old between two worlds: how to age “successfully” in the Pacific Vanessa Maloney January 28, 2018 From small groups to supercities: the energy that fueled human transition Simon... Continue Reading →

Call for Speakers

Welcome to another year of the Got Anthropology? Speaker Series! We are now looking for speakers for the 2018-2019 lineup. As attendees of our past events know, this speaker series is different in that it is not just about explaining your own research, but rather about developing and delivering a presentation on something that the... Continue Reading →

March 28, 2018

Mango Trees and Jealousy Fees: Inequitable Entanglements and Development Aid in Northern Uganda Sarah O'Sullivan This talk explores the recent mushrooming of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) in northern Uganda and their impact on post-conflict life, especially for Acholi people living with HIV. In recent years, there has been a large retraction of funding... Continue Reading →

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