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New Directions in the Study of Culture: Anthropology at its Borders

Happening now in Merida, Yucatan

The international conference New Directions in the Study of Culture: Anthropology at its Borders (Nuevos Acercamientos en el Estudio de la Cultura: La Antropología en sus Límites) takes place  January 28-30 in the Auditorium of the Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.

The conference was streamed live via facebook.com/LPAUADY
Kudos to Laboratorios de Producción Audiovisual UADY for livestreaming!

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  • Is there a directory of participants? = ¿Hay un directorio de participantes?
  • Are any of the papers – presentations – videos – resources mentioned available online? =
  • ¿Alguno de los documentos, presentaciones, videos, recursos mencionados está disponible en línea?
  • Are any of the partipants engaged with 2019’s International Year of Indigenous Languages? =
    ¿Alguno de los participantes está comprometido con el Año Internacional de las Lenguas Indígenas del 2019?
  • How does the conference connect with the local community? = ¿Cómo se conecta la conferencia con la comunidad local?


  • Share photos of information tables and signage = Comparte fotos de mesas de información y señalización.
  • Share photos of the host city, particularly its parks and markets = Comparte fotos de la ciudad anfitriona, particularmente de sus parques y mercados.

About the event
In the twenty-first century, anthropology and cultural studies have heavily borrowed from other disciplines and from popular culture, developing new theoretical and methodological approaches. Through this conference we seek to explore the contributions and limitations afforded by these new perspectives, and the foreseeable directions for the study of culture in anthropology and neighboring disciplines.

This conference seeks to bring together specialists who are transforming anthropology, whether from anthropology itself, or from other disciplines through joint work with anthropologists. We are considering four different fields: the anthropology of the senses, the adoption in academia and other spheres of anthropology of methodologies and representation strategies in popular culture, inter-species studies, and the dialogue between anthropology and the arts, including literary fiction. Papers will be presented in English and Spanish.

The conference takes place at the Faculty of Anthropology, Campus of Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Yucatan, during three consecutive mornings and early afternoons.

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