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Anthropology of Europe
(fka Peoples and Cultures of Europe)


  
 s2022 Calendar

   s2023 Calendar



Society for the Anthropology of Europe

Countries, Cultures, Regions, and Territories of Europe

 topics and resources

 European Studies

  language dictionaries

  BBC News: Europe EurostatEuropa (EU)

Wednesday, 25-May-2022 19:55:33 GMT

Europa and the Bull, Moreay.

Europa and the Bull

Enlèvement d'Europe
  Nöel-Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726


Anthropology of Europe Course Information


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Week 1
12 - 15 January 2022
     
Introduction / Orientation)
slides: (.pptx)

Meet Your Professor
(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)

(optional) Finding Information on European Countries and Cultures
slides: (.pptx)
     
 
Week 2
16 - 22 January 2022
     

 

  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology

    • culture as a primary concept

    • comparative method as major approach

    • holism as a primary theoretical goal (holism slides.pptx)

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart


  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx)

  • Units of Analysis
    slides: (.pptx)


  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

(more on metaphorical analysis Weeks 9-10)
     
 
Week 3
23 - 29 January 2022
     
No new slides this week.
Review (or finish) slides from last week: Main Characteristics of Anthropology.

 

  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology

    • culture as a primary concept

    • comparative method as major approach

    • holism as a primary theoretical goal (holism slides.pptx)

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart


  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx)

  • Units of Analysis
    slides: (.pptx)


  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")
     
 
Week 4 
30 January - 5 February 2022
     


A Walk through Modern-Day Vasilika

slides: (.pptx)
(on-line photos)


  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology

    • culture as a primary concept

    • comparative method as major approach

    • holism as a primary theoretical goal

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart



  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx)

  • Units of Analysis
    slides: (.pptx)


  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")
     
 
Week 5 
6 - 12 February 2022
     
    Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology

    • culture as a primary concept

    • comparative method as major approach

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart


  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx)

  • Units of Analysis
    slides: (.pptx)


  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")
     
 
Week 6
13 - 19 February 2022
     

"Master Texts" and Classics (intro.)
slides: (.pptx)

     
 
Week 7 
20 - 26 February 2022
     

Midterm Exam

The Midterm Exam will be available Week 7, from 12:01 Monday, 21 February 2022 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time), Saturday, 26 February 2022
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 1-7, so be sure not to miss watching them.
Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3635/cevideo_schedule.html#week01>


     
After you take the Midterm exam, re-view . . .

 

  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology

    • culture as a primary concept

    • comparative method as major approach

    • holism as a primary theoretical goal (holism slides.pptx)

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart


  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx)

  • Units of Analysis
    slides: (.pptx)


  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")
     
 
Week 8 
27 February - 5 March 2022
     

Ireland slides:
Introduction
 
Aran, Galway, Claire, Conamara
 
Dingle, Kerry, Bantry, Cork
Newgrange
Dublin
Analysis

     

Spring Break
7 - 11 March 2022

     
 
Week 9 
13 - 19 March 2022
     

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study I

For a start, Look at "Italy: Introduction"
and one other slide deck of your choice

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
  • Italy: Introduction
    slides:
    (.pptx)

           [click here]

    (This is a long set. You may want to do this in two or more sessions.)

    • Italy: Demography
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Languages and Communication
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Regions
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Forces of Nature
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Metaphorical Analysis--Italian Opera
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: History and World View
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Politics
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Immigration/Emigration
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Masterworks and Classics
      slides: (.pptx)


metaphorical analysis, cf., Major Characteristics of Anthropology
(cf., Week 02)
     
 
Week 10 
20 - 26 March 2022
     

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study II

After watching "Italy: Introduction"
and one other slide deck of your choice last week,

this week have a look at

"Italy: Demography",

"Italy: Languages and Communication," and

"Italy: Forces of Nature"

Metaphorical Analysis: Italy as a Case Study
  • Italy: Introduction
    slides:
    (.pptx)

           [click here]

    (This is a long set. You may want to do this in two or more sessions.)

    • Italy: Demography
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Languages and Communication
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Regions
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Forces of Nature
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Metaphorical Analysis--Italian Opera
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: History and World View
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Politics
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Immigration/Emigration
      slides: (.pptx)

    • Italy: Masterworks and Classics
      slides: (.pptx)


metaphorical analysis, cf., Major Characteristics of Anthropology
(cf., Week 02)
     
 
Week 11 
27 March - 2 April 2022
     
Polish Village Churches
(11:01, 2020)
 
[Example of a Student Presentation based on Ch. 33 of the text]



Hungary
slides: (.pptx)

     
 
Week 12
3 - 9 April 2022
   
  • Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology

    • culture as a primary concept

    • comparative method as major approach

    • holism as a primary theoretical goal

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart


  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx)


  • Units of Analysis
    slides: (.pptx)


  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")


(optonal) slides: units_of_analysis -metaphor

(optonal) slides: four-stage_model
     
 
Week 13 
10 - 16 April 2022
     
    Main Characteristics of Anthropology
    slides:
    (.pptx)

    (NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers some very important background information that will be referred to often as we go through the semester. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")

    • the four fields of general anthropology

    • culture as a primary concept

    • comparative method as major approach

    • holism as a primary theoretical goal

    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart


  • "Other Important Terms"
    slides: (.pptx)

  • Units of Analysis
    slides: (.pptx)



  • Three Major Perennial Debates
    slides: (.pptx)


(NOTE: This is a long slide set as it covers more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. There is no video presentation scheduled for this and next week as the base slide sets tend to be a little longer than "normal.")


The AE Extra Credit Paper(s) is/are due by End of Week 13, no later than Saturday, 16 April 2022

AVISO: Late Extra Credit Papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date. Why?

NOTE: The Canvas Gradebook entry for Extra Credit requires that “out of zero” be used when setting up an Extra Credit assignment.
 
     
 
Week 14
17 - 23 April 2022
     


EU and the Chocolate Wars: Scaling

  Time Permitting
slides: (.pptx)



See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder

     
 
Week 15
24 - 29 April 2022
     

Anthropology in Europe, or Anthropology of Europe?
slides: (.pptx)



"Europe as an Ethnographic "Culture Area",
and Other Units of Analysis"

slides: (.pptx)



See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder

     
 
Week 16
Final Exams 1 - 6 May 2022
     

Final Exam

s2022 The Peoples and Cultures of Europe Final Exam will be available from 12:01 a.m. Monday, 2 May 2022 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time) Friday, 6 May 2022
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 8-15, so be sure not to miss watching them.
Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3635/cevideo_schedule.html#week08>

     
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