Past Events

Rethinking the Emergence of the Yoruba as a Community of Practice, ca. 300 BC–AD 1200

Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
18:10 to 20:00


Anthropology Department: Sheldon Scheps Memorial Library, Room 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Akin Ogundiran, University of North Carolina - Charlotte


Dorothy Kronick (Penn)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
12:15 to 13:45

Dorothy Kronick (Penn) will be presenting at the Columbia University Comparative Politics Seminar. The seminar meets from 12.15 to 1.45pm in IAB 707.

“There’s a DiscoBall Between Us: Ethnography of an Idea”

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 04:10


Room 963, Schermerhorn Extension

Columbia University

Department of Anthropology

together with

The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) and The Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)

Divya Subramanian (History), “Modernization in Decline: India’s Upper Krishna Irrigation Project, 1964-present”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 04:00
4:00-5:00 PM : Presentation 5:00-6:00 PM Reception & Food


Lindsay Rogers Room (Room 707) 7th floor International Affairs Building

Summary: “What happens to development projects when international capital and experts have left the building? In 1964, construction began on the Upper Krishna Project, an irrigation works in the Indian state of Karnataka; fifty years and several highly-publicized rounds of World Bank funding later, the project’s main dam collapsed, sending six billion cubic feet of water rushing through in its wake. Examining the rise and demise of the Upper Krishna Project provides insight into the dynamics of deindustrialization and infrastructural decay across the former colonial periphery.”

Institutional Review Board (IRB) ​Information Session for Social Scientists

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:00


Room 270B International Affairs Building

Institutional Review Board (IRB) ​Information Session for Social Scientists

​Dear Social Scientist,​



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