The 32nd University of Minnesota Undergraduate Anthropology Club Conference
2011 marks the 32nd University of Minnesota Undergraduate Anthropology Club Conference. This year’s topic is the Anthropology of Excess and Extravagance. The conference will take place Saturday, April 9th through Sunday, April 10th at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This year, the focus will be on three main questions: “How do people define what is extravagant throughout the world?” “How do people participate in excessive behavior?” and “What is the deeper meaning of this excess in everyday life?” The Undergraduate Anthropology Club is flying in three keynote speakers from across the globe to discuss these paradigms. Martin Rundkvist Ph D., from Sweden, will be presenting on “Scandinavia’s Golden Age and the Merovingian Hangover.” Laura Betzig Ph D., from Detroit, Michigan USA, will be speaking on “Herstory: Before and After the Extravagance, Excess, and Indulgence of Men.” and Anne Menley Ph D., of Trent University in Toronto, Canada, will present “Luxurious Lipids: Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Foie Gras”
Saturday’s event will be open from 10am – 6pm and on Sunday at 10am – 4pm. Held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.