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Tagged with “history” (2)

  1. Adam Kuper: Dr Seligman and the Islanders: considering Charles Seligman and his work

    Speaker(s): Professor Adam Kuper Chair: Professor Deborah James

    Recorded on 1 March 2012 in Thai Theatre, New Academic Building.

    Adam Kuper, who has written widely on the history and theory of anthropology, introduces the work of Charles Seligman, founder of LSE Anthropology, pioneer of fieldwork techniques, and medical doctor who devised means of treating servicemen for shell-shock. He gives insights into Seligman’s journals and research notes housed in LSE Library, and provides commentary on Jonathan Miller’s documentary about the 1898 Torres Straits expedition: ‘Dr Miller and the Islanders’, which reveals the problematic racist overtones of the views of late 19th century anthropology. The documentary will be shown after Adam Kuper’s talk.

    Olivia Seligman, radio producer and member of the Seligman family, and students from LSE Anthropology will read extracts from Seligman’s journals and letters.

    LSE public lecture audio podcast and video media player page

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  2. 1991 Frazer Lecture - Godfrey Lienhardt on Frazer’s Science and Sensibility

    The Frazer Lecture on the legacy of James George Frazer, which Godfrey Lienhardt suggests is greater in the field of literature (through its influence on people like T.S. Eliot in ‘the Waste Land’ than on the science of anthropology.

    The James George Frazer Memorial Lecture for 1991 was delivered at the University of Cambridge by Godfrey Lienhardt on 5 March 1992, well after he had retired from the University of Oxford. The event was chaired by Dr. Alan Macfarlane and was filmed by Humphrey Hinton, using a video 8 camera. The lecture lasts about 45 minutes.

    This podcast is the audio portion of the digitized video recording available online at

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