The Semiotics: Culture in Context Workshop is happy to announce our Winter quarter schedule:

Thursday, Jan 13th: Duff Morton

Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Chicago

“What Makes a Meeting? What Does a Meeting Make? Reaching Decisions in Brazil’s Landless Movement”

Discussant: Lee Cabatingan

Thursday, Jan 27th: Elina Hartikainen

Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Chicago

“Ritual Power, Social Power: Managing Reputation in Candomblé”

Discussant: Chris Sheklian

Thursday, Feb 3rd: Gretchen Bakke

Anthropology, McGill University

Sections from the book Apropos of Nothing: Semblance and Self in Slovene Society: including Ch. 2 “By the very cunning of the scene” and Ch. 3 “Človek, Človeka, Ljudi: A Local History of Twoness”

Discussant: Natalja Czarnecki

Thursday, Feb 17th: Elise Kramer

Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Title: TBA

Discussant: Ella Butler

Friday, Mar 4th:   E. Valentine Daniel

Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Keynote address: “The Lost Ur”

Discussants: Victor D’Avella (SALC) and Shunsuke Nozawa (Anthropology)

“The Limits of South Asia: The Eighth Annual South Asia Graduate Student Conference”

4:50 pm Swift Hall Common Room

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All meetings are from 4:30 to 6:00 in Haskell 101, unless otherwise noted.

The workshop welcomes participants from any discipline with an interest in engaging a semiotic framework for analysis.  Papers are available by email request from our graduate student coordinators, Amy McLachlan ( and Chris Bloechl (

If you believe you may need special assistance in attending the workshop or you have other questions or concerns, please contact the graduate student coordinators.