Potency, poison cultures, and the politics of toxicity: Processing mercury in Asian medicines

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, Barbara Gerke (University of Vienna) is sharing her research on the politics of toxicity in Asian medicines. Come and join us on Thursday, November 21st at 2.30pm in Room 2025 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract This presentation introduces the key findings of Barbara Gerke’s second monograph Taming the Read More…

The worldwide absence of aliens: An anthropological perspective

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, the speaker is Istvan Praet (University of Roehampton), who is sharing his research on astrobiology, metaphysics and conceptions of alien life.  Come and join us on Thursday, October 24th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract Based on ethnographic research with astrobiologists and planetary scientists, this Read More…

Relational complexity in sooty mangabeys and Western chimpanzees

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, the speaker is Alex Mielke (University of Portsmouth), who is sharing his research on relational complexity in sooty mangabeys and western chimpanzees. Come and join us on Thursday, October 17th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract The concept of social complexity is fundamental in understanding Read More…

The trickster’s burden: carpet sellers and the manufacture of authenticity in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, our speaker is Patricia Scalco from the University of Helsinki, who is sharing her research with carpet sellers in the Istanbul Grand Bazaar. Come and join us on Thursday, March 21st at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract  The oldest and largest covered market in Read More…

Organs without grief: the potentials of the pig model in Danish experimental transplantation research

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, our speaker is Anja Jensen from the University of Copenhagen, who is sharing her research on the potentials of the pig model in Danish experimental transplantation research. Come and join us on Thursday, March 7th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract In Danish transplant experiments, research Read More…

Does alloparental care vary across a rural-urban gradient in north-western Tanzania?

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, our speaker is Anushe Hassan from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who is sharing his research on alloparental care in Tanzania. Come and join us on Thursday, February 14th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract Human mothers receive substantial support from extended Read More…

Navigation patterns in a Neotropical primate (Alouatta pigra): when cognition meets energetics

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, the speaker is Miguel de Guinea, a doctoral student from Oxford Brookes University, who is sharing his research on navigation patterns in black howler monkeys. Come and join us on Thursday, January 17th at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract Animal navigation requires a continuous Read More…

Parental investment in Agta foragers

This week in the CRESIDA seminar series, the speaker is Dr Abigail Page, a research fellow in the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her talk is on parental investment in Agta foragers in the Philippines.  Come and join us on Thursday, November 1st, at 4.15pm in Room G070 at Parkstead House to learn more. Abstract Read More…