Sahlins to deliver 2002 Nuveen Lecture, Oct. 17
This years annual John Nuveen Lecture will be given by Marshall Sahlins, Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and of Social Sciences in the College. Mr. Sahlins is presently doing research focused on the intersection of culture and history, especially as those play out in early-modern Pacific societies. He recently published a book of his anthropological and political essays ranging from the 60s through the 90s, and is working on two others: a set of studies in history and historiography and a multi-volume work on the Polynesian War, a history of the great Fijian War, 1843-1855. The title of Mr. Sahlins Nuveen Lecture is "The Making of National History by Family Melodrama: The Iconization of Elian Gonzalez," which he will deliver on Thursday, October 17, at 4:00 p.m. in Swift Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 773-702-8219.