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2013 Visiting Lecture Series

40th Annual Visiting Lecture Series

“Ethics in Anthropology”

Current Trends in Anthropology (ANTH 357, 450, 457, 550)

Professor Dawnie Steadman (osteo@utk.edu)

This is a seminar course designed to introduce the student to scholarly speakers from around the world and is centered upon a broad thematic platform. This year the theme is “Ethics in Anthropology.” General topics will include ethical issues in all four major themes of anthropology – linguistics, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology. While by no means comprehensive, the speakers in the course will cover topics of broad interest for pre-professionals in anthropology, including bioethics, the ethics of working with children and animals, and reporting of ethical violations. The speakers will discuss ethical concerns that arise both in the general workplace (e.g. university setting, CRM firm) as well as in various field settings.

Schedule

Date Lecturer Topic Time and Location
Sept 9 Dr. Lise Dobrin, Chair of AAA Ethics Committee Anthropological Ethics: Are We So Different? 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Sept 10 Dr. Lise Dobrin, Chair of AAA Ethics Committee Professional Ethics Codes: Where Do They Come From? What Are They Good For? 3:40 pm McClung 63
Oct 7 Dr. Trudy Turner, Dept of Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee Ethics of Collecting-Data, Materials and Information 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Oct 8 Dr. Trudy Turner, Dept of Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee Bioethics and biological anthropology – Current issues 3:40 pm McClung 63
Oct 14 Dr. Richard Chacon, Dept. of Anthropology, Winthrop University To Report or Not to Report? Amerindian Environmental Degradation and Warfare 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Oct 15 Dr. Richard Chacon, Dept. of Anthropology, Winthrop University Cotacachi and Otavalo Indian ritual violence: Inti Raymi Fiesta of highland Ecuador 3:40 pm McClung 63
Oct 22 Dr. Leslie Aiello, President Wenner-Gren Foundation TBA 3:40 pm McClung 63
Oct 23 Dr. Leslie Aiello, President Wenner-Gren Foundation TBA 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Oct 28 Dr. Larry Zimmerman, Dept. of Anthropology, IUPUI Grave Matters: Archaeological Ethics and Disputing the Dead 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Oct 29 Dr. Larry Zimmerman, Dept. of Anthropology, IUPUI Archaeology, Ethics, and Challenging Common Narratives about Homelessness 3:40 pm McClung 63
Nov 5 Dr. Max Houck The Role of Ethics in Forensic Science 3:40 pm McClung 63
Nov 6 Dr. Max Houck What do Ethics have to do with working Forensic Cases:  An Interactive Perspective 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Nov 11 Dr. Linda Whiteford, Dept. of Anthropology, University of South Florida Anthropology and Disaster Ethics 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Nov 12 Dr. Linda Whiteford, Dept. of Anthropology, University of South Florida Why are people so darn difficult? 3:40 pm McClung 63
Nov 18 Dr. Anastasia Papathanasiou, Ephorate of Paleoanthropology and Speleology, Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece Ethical issues in archaeological and anthropological work in Greece 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Nov 19 Dr. Anastasia Papathanasiou, Ephorate of Paleoanthropology and Speleology, Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece Archaeological and anthropological work in Greece 3:40 pm McClung 63
Dec 2 Dr. Lindsay Smith, Dept. of Anthropology, University of New Mexico Engaged Ethics: Participant Observation as Ethical Praxis in Human Rights 9am Arts and Architecture 111
Dec 3 Dr. Lindsay Smith, Dept. of Anthropology, University of New Mexico Embedding Ethics in Social Life: anthropology and human rights in Latin America 3:40 pm McClung 63

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