Efficacious Objects and Improvisational Practice: The Affordances of 'Ornaments' in Banda, Ghana


Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:55am


Tozzer Anthropology Building, Rm. 203, Divinity Ave, Cambridge


Harvard Archaeology Seminar Series Presents:

Ann Stahl

A growing literature highlights the incorporative ethos and openness to new affordances that characterized practice in West Africa in relation to shifting topologies of power, opportunity and constraint over recent centuries. Drawing on evidence from the Banda area of west central Ghana during centuries characterized by turbulence and shifting entanglements, Ann Stahl explores “ornaments” as relational elements in a broader repertoire of well-being and personhood.

Ann Stahl Talk