The Center for Historical Studies at the University of Maryland is pleased to host a daylong interdisciplinary symposium on Friday, April 28, 9-4:30 p.m., Room 0106 Francis Scott Key Hall tackling the relationship between violence and social boundaries across time and cultures.
Five distinguished visiting scholars will address the question from their particular perspectives as historians or anthropologists, and seek extensions by which their cases may be understood in wider theoretical and comparative context.
Karen Halttunen, Department of History, University of California, Davis, will speak on The Pornography of Violence in Modern Life.
Steven Caton, of the Department of Anthropology, at Harvard University, will deliver a talk, entitled, Anger Be Now Thy Song: Poetics of Violence and Mediation in Yemen.
Eric Schneider, from the Department of History, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on Street Gangs, Identity, and Ethnic Boundaries in Postwar New York.
Veena Das, of the Department of Anthropology, at The New School will deliver a lecture titled, Language and Body: Transactions in the Construction of Pain.
Carolyn Nordstrom, from the Department of Anthropology, at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver a Requiem for Violence: Civil War and Resolution in Mozambique.
Manifest in all of their work is close attention to the narrative construction of meaning in everyday life, whether in the form of popular literature, tribal poetry, gang culture, family stories or community memory. We invite colleagues from across the University to lend their own expertise to this event, which inaugurates our Center's theme for 2000-2001 of "Political Violence."
In order to take full advantage of this symposium and the reception following, please confirm your registration by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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