March 2017

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Anibal Perez-Linan (Pittsburgh)

Anibal Perez-Linan (Pittsburgh)

March 01, 2017

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Anibal Pérez-Liñan (Pittsburgh) will be presenting at the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar. The seminar meets from 12.15 to 1.45pm in IAB 707.

 
 
 
 
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The Development of Rural Life on the Eastern African Coast, AD 700-1500

The Development of Rural Life on the Eastern African Coast, AD 700-1500

March 06, 2017
6-8pm

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International Affairs Building - ISERP Conference Room 270B

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Adria LaViolette, University of Virginia

Abstract

The eastern African coast is best known for its scores of second-millennium Swahili ‘stonetowns’, still visible on the landscape as ruins or indeed as thriving towns into the modern period. The cities have overshadowed the study of Swahili rural life, and how rurality responded and reformulated in the context of urban transformations after AD 1000. To contribute to redressing that imbalance, we focus here on villages ‘in their own right’, research carried out as part of two related projects in the northern part of the Pemba Island, a heartland of the Swahili coast. Here we feature two smaller village settlements, early Kimimba and later Kaliwa, contextualizing them within their urbanizing landscape. By focusing on the archaeology of villages, we are able to say something about the changing nature of rural life on Pemba; indeed, excavations at each tell us about coastal life in ways either not known before, or that complement the scant village-based work from other Swahili regions. How different were villages from each other before the emergence of urbanism on Pemba? How do settlement characteristics of the rural sites compare with those of the urban centers? What types of relationships occur between town and country? And, what was life like in these villages, and how did that change over time? We hope that studies such as this can encourage others to seek out and excavate village sites, and to increasingly include ‘the hidden majority’ in the Swahili story.

Pre-circulated paper available here

Biography

Adria LaViolette is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Virginia.  She received her BA in Archaeology at Yale University.  After completing her PhD at Washington University in St. Louis based on research in Mali, she moved to the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to teach archaeology.  Since then she has been conducting archaeological research on the Tanzanian mainland coast and on Pemba and Zanzibar islands, at Swahili urban and rural settlements.  Dr. LaViolette is working on a monograph on northern Pemba (with J. Fleisher), and is beginning a project on Portuguese/Swahili interactions in Zanzibar (with N. Norman).  She is co-editor (with S. Wynne-Jones) of the forthcoming Routledge volume The Swahili World, and is Editor-in-Chief of the African Archaeological Review.

Additional information about this workshop series may be found here.

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6-8pm
 
 
Diane Kapiszewski (Georgetown)

Diane Kapiszewski (Georgetown)

March 08, 2017

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Diane Kapiszewski (Georgetown) will be presenting at the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar. The seminar meets from 12.15 to 1.45pm in IAB 707.

 
Trends in US Intergenerational Mobility

Trends in US Intergenerational Mobility

March 09, 2017
2:00-3:30pm

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509 Knox Hall 606 W. 122nd Street NY NY 10027

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Center for Wealth and Inequality (CWI) Seminar Series| Department of Sociology

Knox Hall Rm 509 | 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 9

Greg Duncan, School of Education, University of California, Irvine
Title: Trends in US Intergenerational Mobility

2:00-3:30pm
 
From Undocumented to DACAmented: Understanding Legal Status in a Policy Context

From Undocumented to DACAmented: Understanding Legal Status in a Policy Context

March 09, 2017

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Mailman School of Public Health Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Room 532B Allen Rosenfield Building, 722 West 168th Street

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“From Undocumented to DACAmented: Understanding Legal Status in a New Policy Context”
Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

 
 
 
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Raphaela Dancygier (Princeton)

Raphaela Dancygier (Princeton)

March 22, 2017

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Raphaela Dancygier (Princeton) will be presenting at the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar. The seminar meets from 12.15 to 1.45pm in IAB 707.

 
"Spaces of Exception in American History"

"Spaces of Exception in American History"

March 23, 2017

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Gary Gerstle, "Spaces of Exception in American History"

 
 
 
Understanding the Nature of Status Inequality: Why is it Everywhere? Why Does it Matter?

Understanding the Nature of Status Inequality: Why is it Everywhere? Why Does it Matter?

March 23, 2017
2:00-3:30 pm

Location: 

509 Knox Hall 606 W 122nd Street NY NY 10027

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Center for Wealth and Inequality (CWI) Seminar Series
2:00 p.m.- 3:30 pm
Knox Hall Rm 509

Thursday, March 23
Ceclia Ridgeway, Sociology Department, Stanford University
Title: Understanding the Nature of Status Inequality: Why is it Everywhere? Why Does it Matter?

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Institutional Review Board (IRB) Workshop

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Workshop

March 31, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:00 am

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IAB 270

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Join the Human Research Protection Office for a presentation on the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Light breakfast will be provided. This session will explain the IRB's function and scope, describe the IRB process and requirements, and explain how to submit to the IRB. Anyone planning to conduct human subjects research should attend this session.

Date: Friday, March 31st Time: 10:00-11:00 am

Location: IAB 270

RSVPs are closed.

Time: 10:00-11:00 am
 
 

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