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Colloquium Series, Fall 2005–2006

September 9

Alon Tal
Institute for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University
“To Make a Desert Bloom — Sustainability and the Israeli Agricultural Adventure”

September 16

Craig Koslofsky
History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Toward a History of the Night in Rural Early Modern Europe”

September 23

Katherine Verdery
Anthropology, University of Michigan
“Abusive Cadres in a Voracious Party-State Romanian Collectivization in the 1950s”

September 30

Alison G. Power
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
“Linking Ecological Sustainability and World Food Needs”

October 7

Cori Hayden
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
“What is the Collective (For)?: Bioscience, Exchange, and the Politics of Benefit Sharing”

October 14

Richard Turits
History, University of Michigan
“Race beyond the Plantation: Slavery and Freedom in Santo Domingo”

October 21

Timothy Mitchell
Politics, New York University
“The Work of Economics”

October 28

Anthony Harkins
History, Western Kentucky University
“‘Flyover Country’ and the Evolution of the Idea of Two Americas”

November 4

Kären Wigen
History, Stanford University
“Seeing Like a Pilgrim: The Alpine Imaginary of Early Modern Japanese Maps”

November 11

Emmanuel Kreike
History, Princeton University
“The Ovambo Paradox: Deforestation and Reforestation in Africa”

November 18

Georgi Derluguian
Sociology, Northwestern University
“Guns + Mountains = Tribal Democratization in the Early Modern Caucasus”

December 2

Arun Agrawal
School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
“Indigenous Knowledge/Power”



Colloquium Series, Fall 2005–2006

January 13

Angelique Haugerud
Anthropology, Rutgers University
“How about the Laughter?, the Music?, the Zest?: Emotions and the Study of Social Movements”

January 20

Joel Salatin
Polyface, Inc., Swopes, VA
“Holy Cows and Hog Heaven”

January 27

Patricia Limerick
History, University of Colorado, Boulder
“Ranchland Dynamics in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem”

February 3

Radhika Singha
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
“A ‘Proper’ Passport for the Colony: Border Crossing in British India, c. 1882–1920”

February 10

Kevin O’Brien
Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
“From Mediated to Direct Protest: Tactical Escalation in the Chinese Countryside”

February 17

Daniel Posner
Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
“African Borders as a Source of Quasi Experiments”

February 24

Eric Freyfogle
College of Law, University of Illinois
“Agrarian Production and the Right to Exclude in Early America”

March 3

Holly High
Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
“The Politics of Poverty: State, citizens, and the non-provision of services in rural Laos”

March 24

Elizabeth Dunn
Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder
“Postsocialist Spores”
*paper no longer available online

March 31

Keith Wrightson
History, Yale University
“The ‘Decline of Neighbourliness’ Revisited”

April 7

Piper Gaubatz
Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Transforming a ‘Sea of Grass’: Urbanization, Nomadic Pastoralism, and Agricultural Colonization on the Sino-Mongolian Frontier, 1550–1930”

April 14

Jayeeta Sharma
History, Carnegie Mellon University
“Growing Tea: Lazy Natives and Colonialism’s Coolies”

April 21

Marco Armiero
Environmental History, Council for Scientific Research, Italy
“Elsewhere: Italians in the Frontier, 19th and 20th Centuries”

April 25

Stefania Barca
Economic and Social History of the Modern Age, Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples
“Health, Labor, and Social Justice. Environmental Costs of the Italian Economic Growth, 1958–2000”