The objective of the Culture, Power, and History Workshop is to provide a place to discuss research, opening up the process of knowledge creation by focusing on work-in-progress while building interdisciplinary links among students, faculty, researchers, and anyone interested in meaning creation (culture), inequalities (power), and social change (history).
Our workshops and seminars are free and open to the public. For our workshops we ask presenters to send us a work-in-progress at least a week in advance. We’ll post the paper here, and encourage participants to read the paper beforehand. We developed a set of guidelines to promote a constructive and fruitful discussion. For our seminars presenters are encouraged, but not required, to send us work in advance of their talk. Participants should expect to engage in a more traditional question and answer session.
The Culture, Power and History Workshop meets on some Fridays from 3:30-5pm (changes to this schedule will be announced on our Schedule page).
Workshop News and Updates:
Our 2017-2018 workshop series is entitled “Interpreting Everyday Violence in the Americas” which will examine how individuals make sense of the violence and insecurity that affect their daily lives and how this context shapes their encounters with state institutions. To this end, Susan Ellison (Anthropology, Wellesley College) will examine domestic violence and its connections to Aternative Dispute Resolution in Bolivia; Eduardo Moncada (Political Science, Barnard College) will discuss his work on victims' strategies to cope with criminal violence; and Jennifer Carlson (Sociology, The University of Arizona) who will present on the work of police officers, racialized masculinities, and the politics of legitimate violence in the U.S.
We are grateful for the support of our sponsors: the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the Department of Sociology, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, and Franklin College.