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Monday, April 17, 2017

Freeze, Die, Come to Life. The many paths to immortality in post-Soviet Russia

Lecture | April 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

Anya Bernstein, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Harvard University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Anthropology

Through practices such as cryonics and plans to build ro, botic bodies for future "consciousness transfer," the Russian transhumanist movement has engendered competing practices of immortality as well as ontological debates over the immortal body and person. Drawing on an ethnography of these practices and plans, I explore controversies around rehgion and secularism within the movement as well as...   More >