Beaver Diasporas: Thinking with Henry Lewis Morgan

Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 2:-00-4:00 PM (Friday)

Location: VISTA Collaboratory, Carlson Library, University of Rochester

Beaver Diasporas: Thinking with Lewis Henry Morgan

Friday, April 27, 2018
2:00-4:00 PM

VISTA Collaboratory, Carlson Library
Computer Studies Building
160 Trustee Road
River Campus

A Multimedia Presentation:

Laura Ogden, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Dartmouth College
Christy Gast, Visual Artist

Lewis Henry Morgan was interested in how the architecture of beaver worlds, such as their dams, lodges, and burrows, embody the social relations of beaver kinship systems. In this presentation, anthropologist Laura Ogden and artist Christy Gast build from Morgan’s work to explore how beaver worlds in Tierra del Fuego, Chile, embody other forms of social relations, particularly those associated with colonialism and empire. This multimedia presentation stems from collaborative ethnographic research in Tierra del Fuego, as well as experiments with ethnographic film production.