"Roads and Walls: Concrete Histories" Conference Date and Location [UPDATED INFO!]

"Roads and Walls: Concrete Histories" will be held at the Merrill Cultural Center on the campus of UC-Santa Cruz on Friday, MARCH 3rd, 2006. Visitor parking will be available for $3 per car at the base of campus, at the Barn Theatre; a shuttle van will take commuters up to the Merrill Cultural Center until 11 AM.

We are excited to announce that "Midnight University"--a more informal exploration of the social life of objects--will convene the evening of March 3rd, from 9 pm til all is said and done. PLEASE READ ABOUT IT BELOW!

We are also very pleased to announce that Professors Marisol de la Cadena (Anthropology, UC-Davis), James Ferguson (Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford) and Kathleen Stewart (Anthropology, UT-Austin) have agreed to join us as discussants for the conference. See schedule below.

"Roads and Walls: Concrete Histories" is sponsored by the UCSC Anthropology Department; the Center for Tropical Research in Ecology, Agriculture, and Development (CenTREAD); the Center for Cultural Studies; the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies (CGIRs); the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research (IAFR); and the departments of Environmental Studies, Feminist Studies, History of Art and Visual Culture, and Sociology.