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University Forum Lecture: Burning Man

When

Apr. 26, 2012, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

The College of Liberal Arts presents the University Forum Lecture Burning Man: A Temporary and Enduring Home a discussion by Deborah A. Boehm, assistant professor and Carolyn L. White, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno

For a week each summer, approximately 50,000 people flock to Black Rock City, Nevada, to participate in Burning Man, an arts and self-expression festival.  The city is purpose-built each year and is dismantled immediately following the event, returning the playa to its vast emptiness.  Through a multi-media presentation, Deborah A. Boehm (cultural anthropologist) and Carolyn L. White (archaeologist) will examine the city, its inhabitants, and the community of Burning Man, which they have studied since 2008. 

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: liberalarts@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts dean's office and co-sponsored by the English Language Center and the Department of Anthropology