Eleventh Annual Annette B. Weiner Lecture

Hosted by NYU Department of Anthropology

Webb Keane of the University of Michigan will present, “Three Modalities of Ethics” at the New York University Department of Anthropology’s Eleventh Annual Annette B. Weiner Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East at 6pm, with a reception to follow.

Webb Keane is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Signs of Recognition and Christian Moderns, as well as a co-editor of The Handbook of Material Culture. His two major current projects focus on Indonesian language, media, and national culture, and on social theoretical approaches to morality. In 2007 he delivered the Edward Westermarck Memorial Lecture in Helsinki, and later in 2009 will give the D.R. Sharpe Keynote Lecture on Social Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

The annual Weiner lecture series, which brings a distinguished anthropologist to NYU to lecture each year, was established in memory of Annette B. Weiner, who was the Kriser Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at NYU from 1981 until her death in 1997.  Professor Weiner also chaired the Anthropology Department for many years, and served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 27th to anthropology@nyu.edu

Updated on 03/12/2010