One hundred years after his landmark treatise, scholars from across the disciplines will rediscover Franz Boas as a major mind of our times.
"Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas" kicks off at Yale's Beinecke Library on Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m.
The international conference, presented by the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders, and co-sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center, brings together thinkers from the U.S., Canada and Europe ... including 2009 inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, linguistic anthropologist Michael Silverstein, historians David A. Hollinger, Martha Hodes and John Stauffer, historian of anthropology Regna Darnell, sociologist Alondra Nelson, and many more.
James Tully of the University of Victoria will deliver the Stanley T. Woodward lecture -- "Diversity and Democracy After Boas" -- Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in Luce Hall. There will be wine and cheese beforehand, in the common room, at 6 p.m.
Join us for a conversation on race, culture, and democracy in the global age. Register in advance at www.yale.edu/glc/boas
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