The Foundations of Shamanism and Witchcraft


Start Date: Oct 16, 2020 - 10:00am

Location: Presented via Zoom

On Friday, October 16 at 10 am Dr. Manvir Singh presented his talk The Foundations of Shamanism and Witchcraft via Zoom as part of the Anthropology Colloquia Speaker series, Anthropology in 2020.

Manvir Singh is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse. He received his PhD from the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology in May 2020. His research examines the social, cognitive, and cultural evolutionary foundations of complex cultural traditions that reliably emerge across human societies, such as music, narrative, shamanism, and institutions of justice. Since 2014, he has conducted fieldwork among the Mentawai of Siberut Island (Indonesia).

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology and the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies, the Department Colloquia Speaker Series will be held virtually via Zoom on Fridays at 10 am.  Upcoming speakers include (more details forthcoming): 

Oct 23 Milena Carvalho (UNM)
Dec 4 Helen Davis (Harvard)
Dec 11 Amanda Lea (Princeton)