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HSH-online: цикл лекций профессора Сесилии Пенначини из Университета Турина

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21, 22 и 26 октября в 18:00  состоятся очередные заседания научного семинара Международного центра антропологии Homo sapiens historicus. С циклом лекций выступит Full Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, University of Turin Cecilia Pennacini.

Аннотации лекций:

21 октября, 18:00

The religious landscape of the Great Lakes Africa

+ обсуждение фильма Kampala Babel (54’) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzWJ3gcdU_Y&ab_channel=LaboratorioVideoEtnografico

The Great Lakes region shares a common religious tradition that originated in the pre-colonial period. In this area, cults based on the institution of spirit possession reached a defined structure with the emergence of kingdoms and centralized societies, around the fifteenth century. At that moment, practices devoted to the spirits of deceased heroes and chiefs became central in political and social life. With the arrival of Arabs merchants and European travelers and missionaries, in the second half of the eighteenth century, the religious landscape changed dramatically. The introduction of the “religions of the book” produced a crisis both in political and cultural life, that ended in harsh and blooded conflicts. In Uganda after Independence, Christian churches of different denominations controlled the political arena. In 1993 kingdoms were restored in a cultural form, while traditional cults regained dignity and importance stimulating a revival movement. As a result of this complex history, the contemporary political landscape shows a vibrant variety of traditions and practices that live side by side in an impressively tolerant dimension.
  

22 октября, 18:00

Women and power in Buganda kingdom (Uganda)

The construction of genders in the Buganda kingdom is based on a complex structure assigning different roles connected with the wider social hierarchy. In villages, common people follow a classical gender organization where men stand at top of the society playing political roles while women - living with their cowives and children in domestic units - are responsible for the production and transformation of food and of the biological reproduction of the society. On the contrary, individuals belonging to the royal milieu living in the palace followed a different model. Inside the court, in the pre-colonial era, princesses were considered men while common males were seen as women. Moreover, the institution of queen mothers played a very significant role in the political arena: the couple formed by the king and the queen mother (controlling his son and avoiding his abuses) was central in this conception, where power was conceived as a dual dimension including a female and a male principle.

 

26 октября, 18:00

Anthropological museums and their present challenges

+ Virtual tour of the Exhibition “Il mondo in una stanza” (“The world inside a room”)

During the nineteenth century, ethnographic objects collected in different ways all around the world found their place in anthropological museums, that were established in Europe and North America. Mostly conceived as means to exhibit and divulgate positivistic and racial theories of humanity in a natural science perspective, these prestigious institutions maintained this approach until recent times.  The old paradigm entered in crisis only few decades ago, partly because of the new global landscape characterized by the large presence of migrant communities in metropolitan centers. Most of the biggest anthropological museums radically renewed their exhibitions, critically reconsidering their history and the paths that brough them the objects. Recently, many voices have raised from different parts of the world denouncing the violent and illicit means used in some cases to acquire objects, invocating their restitution. The issue calls into question the very existence of anthropological museums, stimulating a debate on the property of cultural heritage and on what many consider its desirable wide circulation. 

Обращаем Ваше внимание, что на заседании 21 октября предполагается обсуждение фильма Kampala Babel после лекции, то есть С. Пенначини предлагает Вам посмотреть его заранее.

Заседания пройдут в режиме онлайн с использованием систем Zoom и YouTube. 

Для получения ссылки на трансляцию доклада в YouTube просьба обращаться к менеджеру Международного центра антропологии М.Д. Аксеновой по адресу maksenova@hse.ru. Ссылка будет предоставлена перед началом семинара. 

Также Вы сможете увидеть трансляцию, если в назначенное время зайдете на наш канал на YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCswmh4OELDBt9q3eavsEAug


Wamala tomb (Nansana, Wakiso district) containing the shrine of Kabaka (king) Suuna II (1832-1856), Buganda Kingdom. August 2009. Credits: Cecilia Pennacini.