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THE HONG KONG ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY
AND THE HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY
PRESENT

An Anthropological Talk by William Meacham

Investigation of a Civil War site in Kentucky

Thursday 13 March 2014, 7:00pm
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, 100 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

This illustrated talk will examine several issues, including:

  • The collapse of the Confederate defense line across western Kentucky at the beginning of the Civil War
  • The encampment at Hopkinsville and the epidemic that raged during the winter of 1861-62, killing 303 out of 2000 men
  • Exhumation of 101 remains of "unknown soldiers" in 1866 and the discovery in 1899 of a notebook with the soldiers' names and burial layout
  • Identifying the burial ground and the search last year for the missing graves, using ground penetrating radar
  • A hypothesis on what the epidemic was that killed these men

William Meacham was Chairman of the Hong Kong Archaeological Society 1985-96, and Hon. Research Fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies, HKU, 1980-2012. He has researched the Kentucky site since 2003 and recently published a lengthy study of Civil War measles epidemics.


THE HONG KONG ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY
AND THE HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY
PRESENT

An Anthropological Talk by Sealing Cheng

Life on Hooker Hill: Some Ethnographic Observations from South Korea

Thursday 10 April 2014, 7:00pm
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, 100 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

This talk draws on ethnographic fieldwork in an area known as "Hooker Hill" in Seoul, South Korea for three months from 2008 to 2009. As part of a larger project to understand the impact of anti-prostitution policies in South Korea as part of the global anti-trafficking initiative, Sealing Cheng undertook participant-observation on "hooker hill", an area known for commercial sex catering to a tourist and US military clientele. Focusing on one club run by an aging sex worker, Cheng will share some of her observations about sexuality, sociality, and cosmology in this area. These stories may enrich our ideas about sex work, sexuality, and anti-trafficking measures from a different perspective.

Sealing Cheng is Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University. She went on to become a Rockefeller postdoctoral fellow in Gender, Sexuality, Health, and Human Rights at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Between 2005 and 2012, she taught at Wellesley College in the US. Her research is focused on sexuality with reference to sex work, human trafficking, women's activism, and policy-making.

       
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