Brazil, anthropology to be talk topic Sept. 30

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - University of Wisconsin-Madison Prof. Neil Whitehead will talk about the study of anthropology in Brazil Sept. 30 at Gettysburg College.

Whitehead's talk, "Cannibal Conqueror-Hans Staden and the Spectacle of Anthropology in Brazil," will take place at 6:30 p.m. in McCreary Hall's Bowen Auditorium, Room 115, located adjacent to the Science Center. The talk will examine the history of Hans Staden and the various facets of studying anthropology in Brazil.

Whitehead is a professor of anthropology. He earned a bachelor of arts with honors and master of arts from Oxford University. The author of 17 books, he most recently received a grant from University of Wisconsin's International Institute for Sexuality & Violence Research Circle.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Justin Brower, class of 2010

Posted: Fri, 19 Sep 2008

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