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Norway anthropologist to discuss Oslo shootings

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida Department of Anthropology will host guest speaker Thomas Hylland Eriksen, an anthropology professor from the University of Oslo, from 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, in MSC 2708 as part of the Purcell Memorial Lecture Series. Professor Eriksen will discuss the anthropology associated with the July 22 shootings in Oslo, Norway.

Eriksen, one of Norway’s key public intellectuals and an internationally-known anthropologist, will focus his talk on threats to multiculturalism and the potential of anthropology to make sense of the perspectives associated with dramatic events. Eriksen feels anthropology can be used when meticulous analysis and data collection are not an option.

Refreshments and a book signing session will immediately follow the event.


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Author: Justin McFatridge