Bookmark and Share

Event Information

Back to Event Listings
Dr. Richard J. Chacon

Shamanism presented by Dr. Richard Chacón, Winthrop University

September  24, 2014  3:00 PMKetner Auditorium, Queens University of Charlotte Main Campus

Lecture Information

Free and open to the public

Event Details

Sponsored by Queens' Center for Latino Studies, and the Department of World Languages

This lecture will explore the multi-faceted world of shamanism. Dr. Chacon will draw from his decades of working with indigenous shamans (both in the Amazon Basin and in the Andean Highlands). Topics to be covered include the role of shamans as vast repositories of traditional knowledge, native belief and also of effective medicinal practices. Positive and negative aspects of shamanism will also be discussed. Lastly, how contact with the Western World threatens to destroy this form of traditional wisdom.

Dr. Richard J. Chacon is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Winthrop University who has conducted anthropological investigations throughout Latin America and has a special interest in encouraging members of minority communities to pursue higher education. His specializations are in optimal foraging theory, Amerindian subsistence strategies, warfare, ritual violence, native beliefs, the development of complex societies, ethnohistory and the effects of globalization in addition to analyzing the impacts of missionization on indigenous peoples. His publications include: The Great Awakening and Southern Backcountry Revolutionaries; The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research: Reporting on Environmental Degradation and Warfare, North American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence, Latin American Indigenous Warfare and Ritual Violence and The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians.  

View AllRSS Feed

Related EVENTS

view all
The Arts At Queens presents: The Bechtler Ensemble

The Arts At Queens features the Bechtler Ensemble in an evening of art and music View Event

view all
Fall Choral Concert

The Music Department presents two student groups in performance, the Chamber Singers and Chorale. View Event

view all

Wells Fargo Securities Operations presents to Queens undergraduate and graduate students View Event

view all
An Inspiring Evening with Dan Pallotta: Challenging Our Assumptions About the Nonprofit World

Social Venture Partners, Wake Forest University and Queens proudly present acclaimed author, activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta. View Event

view all
Les Intouchables (2012) - French Film Series

The true story of a wealthy, physically disabled risk taker, the picture of established French nobility, who lost his wife in an accident and whose world is turned upside down when he hires ... Morea young, good-humored, black Muslim ex-con as his caretaker. View Event

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Latest Tweet