Eclipse Seminar Series: Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Eclipses

Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Eclipses
11-11:45am @ Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom

An eclipse is as much a socio-cultural phenomenon as it is a natural one. From portents of evil and chaos to causes for celebration or consumer marketing opportunities, the cultural meanings of eclipses have varied widely across time and place, reflecting variations of world view and religion, celestial knowledge, social relationships, and preoccupations of the moment. In this engaging lecture, UVM environmental anthropologist and professor, Luis Vivanco, explores the powerful role of cultural meaning and social context in shaping human experiences of eclipse.

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