"Stolen: what happens when the human remains stolen by fellow anthropologists a century ago are your own ancestors?"
This talk concerns the skulls of ancestors stolen from Inishbofin Island in Ireland in 1890 by famed British ethnologist Alfred Court Haddon during a time when anthropometry was regularly practiced. Vail explores the history of anthropology from both the personal and professional standpoint.
Pegi Vail is an anthropologist (PhD, NYU), filmmaker, and curator. She is the Co-Director at New York University’s Center for Media, Culture and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the long term cultural and environmental effects of travel and tourism. The film has been broadcast and released theatrically in the USA and internationally. Vail teaches documentary filmmaking through the NYU Department of Anthropology’s Program in Culture and Media. She is a former Fulbright scholar and seasoned international lecturer on tourism and visual anthropology. As a curator, she has collaborated with colleagues at NYC arts and cultural institutions such as the National Museum of the American Indian, American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and through organizations such as the The Moth, the storytelling collective she was a founding board member and curator for, and storytelling alumna. Vail serves as a judge for the International Documentary Association Awards and has served as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy and World Travel Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards.
A sessão decorrerá online através do sistema Zoom/Colibri:
ID da reunião: 819 4796 6679
Senha de acesso: 054304