Keynote Lecture 2007: Stephen Hugh-Jones

Keynote Lecture 2007 Stephen Hugh-JonesKeynote Lecture 2007: “DIY Anthropology: Some reflections on self-reflection in northwest Amazonia

SALSA IV Sesquiannual Conference, Santa Fe

Stephen Hugh-Jones, Fellow in Social Anthropology, King’s College, Cambridge University

The Keynote Lecture 2007 was delivered by Dr. Stephen Hugh-Jones.


In this talk I will consider the series Coleção Narradores Indigenas do Rio Negro, eight volumes of mythology and other materials published by ISA/FOIRN, from several standpoints. I will consider the processes and the material from the differing perspectives of Tukanoans and Baniwa (looking at both contemporary issues and traditional systems of rank and prestige), as well as the perspectives and the implications for those of us who work in lowland South America. What does it mean to us when indigenous peoples are the producers of their own anthropology?

Keynote Lecture 2007 Speaker

Stephen Hugh-Jones is Honorary Emeritus Associate of the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and Life Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. He has worked for 45 years with indigenous peoples in Northwest Amazonia. His research interests include ritual, mythology, architecture, kinship, food, drugs, environmental relations, animals, material culture and ethnoeducation. (