Hello and welcome back to regular updates from Anthropologist About Town! I am fresh back from my holidays and ready to unearth anthropological happenings all over the country!
As I can't physically be 'about town' throughout the UK, I welcome your input to update me on the many and various events, exhibitions, film-screenings, festivals and celebrations or general occurrences that you feel relate to anthropology. Many ears to the ground are better than one and I want to gain a rich mixture of UK-wide material, reflective of the many areas and aspects of anthropological interest and investigation. Simply by getting involved, you will be actively participating in an area which is of great interest to anthropology-a system of exchange, circulating information through communication.
If you are a student let us all know about the events happening at your school, college or university as well as anything locally you think would be of interest to fellow anthropologists. If you're not a student but connected to the world of anthropology in any way, shape or form or simply interested and intrigued by the subject, please join in the adventure of sharing and exploring all things anthropological. There is so much out there of interest for the anthropologically-minded, it would be great for us to pull together to form our own interactive community. So, whatever it is, if it hits your anthropological 'spot' and provides a useful resource for others, please send in your links and suggestions via the contact info provided, preferably with your thoughts on how they relate to this fascinating and diverse subject. Also, let me know what's working and what's not on the blog and get commenting!
As I am just back, I will just post this one event for the moment with more to follow. However, this one is happening today so is hot off the press-hope those of you in London can join me there! More very soon, Lucy.
Wed 16th March: Jean Rouch screenings at the BFI
As part of the BFI Essential Experiments strand at BFI Southbank, NFT2, two films by Jean Rouch will be shown. The first is 'Les Maître Fous' (1955), depicts a Hauka ceremony in West Africa. The second is his first , influential film 'Moi, un noir' (1958) which blends fiction with documentary devices. Screenings are Introduced by Dr Lucy Reynolds, lecturer, artist and film curator and cost £9.50 (Concs. £6.75, BFI Members pay £1.50 less). For more detail visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/essential_experiments/two_by_jean_rouch and if you want more information about Jean Rouch, there is 'The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema', published in 2009 by Professor Paul Henley for University of Chicago Press (http://www.press.uchicago.edu).