The Anthropology Department will present a free public talk by Dr. Britt Halvorson (Colby College) on Friday, March 16, at 3 p.m. at the Red Dragon Theater.
Her presentation, titled “Conversionary Sites: Discarded Pasts and Dilemmas of Waste in Christian Medical Aid,” is based on more than two years of participant-observation in the American Midwest and in Madagascar among Lutheran clinicians, volunteer laborers, healers, evangelists and former missionaries and examines the role of religion in the globalization of medicine.
Halvorson’s book, also titled “Conversionary Sites,” is forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.
The talk will be especially interesting for students and faculty in social science and medicine, religion and African studies.
The event is part of the AnthropologyTALKS series and is sponsored by the Anthropology Department and Anthropology Club.