MIT Anthropology Selected Events

Exit 0

Saturday, April 13, 2013 — 9:00 AM: Exit Zero rough cut at The Field Museum

Christine Walley and Chris Boebel will be hosting a screening of the rough cut of their documentary film, Exit Zero, at The Field Museum in Chicago. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers, tours of The Field Museum's Restoring Earth exhibit featuring the Calumet region, and panel discussions with area heritage, environmental justice and labor activists, including panelists from People for Community Recovery, Southeast Environmental Task Force, Alliance For American Manufacturing, and the United Steelworkers Union. There will also be a book signing and reception with Christine Walley and Chris Boebel. The day-long event will last from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. More

James Howe

Monday, April 15, 2013 — Submission Deadline: James Howe Prize

The annual James Howe Prize honors the contributions of Professor of Anthropology James Howe, who retired in 2012. MIT Anthropology is seeking paper submissions from current MIT undergraduate students on any topic that were written for coursework in MIT Anthropology. Entries will be judged by a panel of our faculty, visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. The winner will receive a $500 award and will be featured on the MIT Anthropology website. The winner will be announced on May 15, 2013. More

The Life of Cheese

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 — 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Artisanal Cheesemaking in America

Artisanal cheese is not new to America, but it is certainly gaining new attention. MIT anthropologist Heather Paxson, author of The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in America, discusses how and why artisanal cheese is becoming a new source of cultural and economic value in the United States. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, a book signing and a reception. More

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Friday April 19, 2013 — 1:30-3:00 PM: The Political Life of Cheese

Learn about artisanal cheesemaking in America. Heather Paxson, MIT anthropology professor and author of The Life of Cheese, will lead a discussion about the practical and legal challenges of artisanal cheese production, from farm to market. Share your thoughts on consumer choice, public health, and government regulation as they relate to this unique, tasty, and living food. More

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Friday April 19, 2013 — 6:00-8:00 PM: Making Movies, Making Science

Challenge your views of the world around you with video screenings from MIT's DV Lab. See what happens when documentary film production takes on a social scientific outlook. Join us for a series of short films by MIT students that offer an innovative, intimate look at the worlds of science and technology both at MIT and beyond. Filmmakers will be available for a Q&A after the screenings. Hosted by Professor Christine Walley and Chris Boebel. More

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