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History of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Workshop in preparation for Volume 1: Pre 1871

Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 5BT

The event is free, but places must be booked.  To book tickets please go to http://raihistory.eventbrite.co.uk

9th December 2014

DAY 1 (1pm – 6pm)

12.00 pm:     SANDWICH LUNCH

1.00 pm:    Dr David Shankland, Director of the Royal Anthropological Institute – Welcome to the Royal Anthropological Institute

1.10 pm     Sarah Walpole, Royal Anthropological Institute Archivist – ‘Nuts and bolts’: a survey of the pre-1871 anthropological institutes

1.50 pm     Professor Peter Riviere – The origins of the Ethnological Society of London

2.30 pm    TEA BREAK

2.50 pm     Dr Han Vermeulen – From Nations to Races: Rivalry between the ‘Ethnologicals’ and ‘Anthropologicals’ in Great Britain and the German Connection, 1813-1871

3.30 pm     Dr Chris Manias – International Emulation and Exchange: The Ethnological & Anthropological Societies of London and the Société d’anthropologie de Paris, 1859-1871

4.10 pm     TEA BREAK

4.30 pm      Dr James Urry (by proxy) – The founding and organization of the first Ethnological Society of London 1843-1858: context and connections

5.00 pm     Jack Webb – ‘A Second Hayti’: Jamaica, Colonial Policy and the Ethnological Society and Anthropological Society of London

5.40 pm     Professor Marc Flandreau – Acts of Speculation: White-Collar Crime as Anthropology in Victorian Britain (1863-1871)

6.20 pm     Discussion and drinks

10th December 2014

Day 2 (10am to 5.30pm)

10.00 am    Dr David Shankland – Writing the history of an institution: what sort of book do we want?

10.40 am    Professor Michael Banton – The growth of anthropological knowledge up to 1871: What contributions should be solicited concerning the conceptions of race? (Professor Michael Banton will lead a discussion)

11.20 am    TEA BREAK

11.40 am    David Bennett – A respectable science? Representations of anthropology in the ‘Darwinian decade’

12.20 pm    Sria Chatterjee – Historiography in nineteenth century India: history of anthropology and history of art

1.00 pm     SANDWICH LUNCH

2.00 pm     Professor Elizabeth Edwards – Photographs and networks of anthropological knowledge

2.40 pm     Professor Chris Fuller – The Anthropology of British India in the Early Victorian Age

3.20 pm     TEA BREAK

3.40 pm     Dr Efram Sera-Shriar (by proxy) – The Scandalous Affair of the Anthropological Review: Hyde Clarke, James Hunt and Financial Discrepancies at the Anthropological Society of London

4.20 pm     Discussion and next steps – Chaired by Dr David Shankland