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Lecture | Research Seminar

CADS Research Seminar | An Accidental Audience

Monday 1 July 2019
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

An Accidental Audience: A Role for Anthropology in the Public Conversation on Urban Design

Intended as a way to bring an ethno-archaeological perspective to the American conversation on urban design, the film “Cobblestone Stories: a year of modern living in Leiden” unexpectedly found an enthusiastic audience amongst Leidenaars themselves. As Neupert continues his fieldwork this year, the film has become a way to engage Leidenaars in a discussion of their city and its future. The presentation includes film clips, both old and new, as it explores the challenges and comedy of public outreach.      


Dr. Neupert earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1999. He has conducted archaeological, ethno-archaeological, and applied ethnographic fieldwork in the western U.S., the Philippines, and the Netherlands. His interests include traditional pottery production, urban planning, and ethnographic filmmaking. At Oregon Tech he teaches introductory courses on archaeology, cultural anthropology, and film, along with courses on globalization and the built environment.

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