This presentation will include a screening of the presenter’s Roman Restaurant Rhythms (Berkeley Media, 2011) and of some rough cuts in production for a new film about a tiny Isan-style restaurant in Bangkok. The session will address the particular relevance of such “foodie” films for ethnographic research and for teaching anthropology. Following the screening, the filmmaker will be available to sign copies of his recently published book Subversive Archaism (Duke University Press).

Michael Herzfeld, Ernest E. Monrad Research Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and IIAS Professor of Critical Heritage Studies Emeritus at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), is the author of twelve books mostly dealing with various aspects of culture and society in Greece, Italy, and Thailand. He has served as Editor of American Ethnologist (1995-98) and as President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe and of the Modern Greek Studies Association. Last year he was made an honorary citizen of Greece.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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