Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Upcoming Seminar: Cultural Transmission – The Rules of the Game

"Cultural Transmission –The Rules of the Game" 

Speaker: Alex DE VOOGT
Assistant Curator of African Ethnology, Division of Anthropology
American Museum of Natural History

Time: 12:30 p.m., Friday, 5 October 2012
Venue: Room 401 Humanities Building, New Asia College, CUHK

Board games are a cultural trait that can be used to trace trade routes and cultural contact. Recent results from fieldwork and collections research show that most board games change little when they are introduced across cultural and linguistic boundaries. Archaeological records confirm that this was also true in antiquity and that board games remained the same for hundreds of years. This lecture includes a discussion of these results and a look at the implications for future research.


Feel free to bring your box lunch or sandwich to eat during the talk.

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