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Distinguished Lectures

Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecturer

Charles R. Menzies

Charles R. Menzies
Professor of Anthropology
University of British Columbia

Dr. Menzies is a Professor of Social Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. His primary research interests are the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations' issues, maritime anthropology and the archaeology of north coast BC. He has conducted field research in, and has produced films concerning, north coastal BC, Canada (including archaeological research); Brittany, France; and Donegal, Ireland. His current research project, Laxyuup Gitxaaɫa, combines archaeological and socio-cultural anthropology to document the traditional territory of Gitxaaɫa Nation.


Oil, Energy, and Anthropological Collaboration on the North West Coast of Canada

XXXIX JAR Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, October 2, 2014
7:30 pm in Anthropology Room 163
Free and open to the public.

ABSTRACT: A veritable gold rush of oil and gas exploration and export development is washing along the coast of western Canada.  This lecture explores the contemporary setting and possibilities for authentic collaborative anthropology in the face of large scale corporate interventions.  Drawing upon two decades of research and close collaboration with north coast Indigenous communities Menzies (himself an Indigenous Scholar) argues that collaborative anthropology is both more necessary and more difficult then at almost any previous point in our history.


Fisheries along the Celtic Fringe:
Misguided Fisheries Policies and the Destruction of Local Communities

Specialized Seminar

Friday October 3, 2014
Noon in Anthropology Room 248
Free and open to the public.

ABSTRACT: European fisheries managers are enthralled with eco-corporatist strategies of privatization.  These policies drive small-scale fisheries toward greater economic concentration and the rationalization of fisheries production. They are touted as ecological sustainable, but clearly the social impacts have been culturally devastating.  This seminar explores the implications for small-scale coastal fisheries in Ireland and France and argues that a truly sustainable fishery is only feasible based upon small, local, community-supported fisherfolk.

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