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Feb.13, 2001

UNM Journal of Anthropological Research Lecture series features Harvard professor

Michael Herzfeld, a member of the Anthropology Department at Harvard University, will present “Performing Comparisons: Ethnology, Globetrotting and the Spaces of Social Knowledge” at the University of New Mexico on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the XII Journal of Anthropological Research distinguished lecture series.

The lecture will be held in the UNM Anthropology Lecture Hall, room 163, located on the north end of the Anthropology Building, near Roma and University Blvd.

Herzfeld will also present a seminar on Friday, March 2 in Anthropology, room 178 at noon. The title of the seminar is “The Body Impolitic: Mischievous Manners and Constructive Boredom among Greek Artisans’ Apprentices.”

Herzfeld holds a doctorate in Anthropology from Oxford University and is a specialist in Greek ethnology, folklore, poetics, language, and bureaucracy. He has published eight books, one of which won the prestigious J.I. Staley Prize of the School of American Research in Santa Fe.

In addition, Herzfeld has published a number of widely cited articles both in the United States and Europe. He is a recipient of the River’s Memorial Medal of the Royal Anthropological Institute in London and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received numerous fellowships and awards and has been a professor or visiting professor at Vassar, Indiana University, as well as the Universities of Manchester, Padova, Rome, Paris, and Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Among his numerous professional offices, Professor Herzfeld has served as editor of the American Ethnologist journal.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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