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CRACIA Spring 2021 Schedule

FEB. 1, 2021

CRACIA announces its Spring 2021 program combining selected research presentations with a themed roundtable series, “Four Decades of Lowland South American Anthropology”.

Fall 2020 Virtual Program

OCT. 9, 2020

CRACIA announces its Fall 2020 Program, which features a mix of roundtables and presentations.

Weekly Virtual Meeting Series - Summer 2020

JUN. 30, 2020

During the summer of 2020 CRACIA will hold weekly meetings every Tuesday 3:00-5:00.

Spring 2020 Virtual Meeting Series

MAY. 5, 2020

On May 5, CRACIA continues its virtual meeting series with a presentation by Glenn Shepard.

Dominique Buchillet Memorial Essay

FEB. 12, 2020

Those of you who knew Dominique Buchillet and her work in the Northwest Amazon will be interested in the following memorial essay.

Fall Updates and Schedule

OCT. 21, 2019

We are happy to announce that our website is back online. Here is this semester's schedule, including events outside our seminar series that may be of interest to members.

UVA & CRACIA Event: "A Preface that is not a Preface"

MAR. 7, 2018

"A Preface that is not a Preface (to Poetics of Being in
Indigenous Amazonia and Modern Anthropology)”

Amahuaca Siempre: Film Screening & Discussion with the Directors

FEB. 27, 2018

The documentary, Amahuaca Siempre, is part of a collaborative film-making project between Christopher Hewlett, Amahuaca people and Fernando Valdivia, a Peruvian filmmaker, social commentator and professor of cinema and filmmaking.

Indigenous Amazonian Cinema: An Evening with Mebêngôkre-Kayapó Filmmakers

FEB. 9, 2018

I hope you'll take a moment to mark your calendars for a special showing of two Kayapó films and discussion with the filmmakers from the Brazilian Amazon.

Spring 2019 Schedule Released

FEB. 3, 2018

CRACIA announces its Spring 2019 schedule.

CRACIA members at 2017 AAA's

NOV. 20, 2017

We are looking forward to the 116th American Anthropological Meetings here in our home, Washington DC!

September Meeting

AUG. 31, 2017

Join us for our next meeting on September 15, 3:00 pm in 1102 Woods Hall (UMD), when Steven Romanoff will present his work about doing collaborative ethnography with Matses people:

June Discussion Group

JUN. 8, 2017

Join us for our next meeting on June 16, 3:00pm in 2113 Chincoteague Hall (UMD) for a Roundtable discussion led by Eduardo Fernandez, with participation from Graham Townsley, and Steve Romanoff:

Congratulations to Courtney-Stafford Walter

MAY. 23, 2017

Courtney-Stafford Walter is the recipient of the Society for Anthropology of Lowland South America's Steven Lee Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship.

May Discussion Group

APR. 27, 2017

Join us for our next meeting on May 12, 3:00pm in 1102 Woods Hall (UMD), when Giancarlo Rolando will present a talk/lead a discussion based on his fieldwork among the Mastanahua in Peru:

Recent Member Awards

MAR. 16, 2017

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Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon

MAR. 5, 2017

Join us Monday evening, March 27th at 5:45 PM at The Wenner-Gren Foundation for the next installment of the New York Academy of Sciences lecture series. Dr. Glenn H. Shepard Jr., staff researcher in the Human Sciences Division at the Goeldi Museum in Belem, Brazil will be presenting, “Close Encounters: The Dilemmas of Contact for Isolated Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon”.