http://www.u.arizona.edu/~jlansing/J._Stephen_Lansing/Welcome.html Curriculum Vitae J. STEPHEN LANSING Professor of Anthropology; Adjunct Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 221 Haury Bldg., University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721-003 Telephone 520 621-6310 Email email@example.com Fax 520 621-2088 Website http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lansing/home.htm Professor, Santa Fe Institute 1399 Hyde Park Rd., Santa Fe, N. M. 87501 Telephone 505 984-8800 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 505 982-0565 Website http://www.santafe.edu/ Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Resilience Centre Stockholm University www.stockholmresilience.su.se ______________________________________________________________________ EDUCATION Ph.D. Anthropology University of Michigan 1977 Doctoral fellow The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. 1976 M.A. Anthropology University of Michigan 1974 B.A. with highest honors Wesleyan University, Middletown CT 1972 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Santa Fe Institute 2009- External Professor 2002-2007 Professor 1999-2002 External Professor University of Arizona 2002- Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 1998- Professor, Anthropology Stockholm University 2008- Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Resilience Centre University of Michigan 1995-8 Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment 1995-8 Professor, Anthropology University of Southern California 1990-6 Professor, Anthropology 1987-92 Chair, Department of Anthropology 1983 Associate Professor, Anthropology 1977 Assistant Professor, Anthropology FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS 2007 Julian Steward Book Prize for Perfect Order 2007 Winifred Jean Stubbs Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Durham University 2000 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford 1997 University of Michigan Excellence in Research award 1995 J.I. Staley Book Prize ($7500) of the School of American Research 1992 Phi Kappa Phi Book Prize 1986 Fulbright Senior Regional Research Fellow 1979 National Endowment for the Humanities 1976 Doctoral fellow, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. 1974 Social Science Research Council Doctoral Fellowship 1974 Fulbright dissertation fellowship PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND EDITORIAL BOARDS Editorial Board, Journal of Political Ecology Editorial Board, Ecology and Society American Anthropology Association Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde Science Steering Committee and Robustness Advisory Board, Santa Fe Institute Society for Political Ecology RESEARCH INTERESTS Sociocultural theory, ecological anthropology, complexity, population genetics, poverty and development, Indonesian ethnography, Austronesian ethnography and prehistory, ethnographic film RESEARCH GRANTS (PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR) 2007 National Science Foundation $1,247,928 “Anthropological models of social structure, genes and language 2007 National Science Foundation $75,000 “Indonesian Origins: Genes, Languages and Cultures” video programs 2004 National Science Foundation $675,000 “The Austronesian Expansion: Reading Social Structure from the Genome” 2002 National Science Foundation $32,789 “Conference on Robustness in Coupled Natural and Human Systems” 2000 National Science Foundation #BCS-0083524 $1,000,000 “Biocomplexity: Emergence of cooperation from human-environmental interactions” 1997 University of Michigan $68,385 “Genesis: Agent-based modeling of behavioral ecology” 1996 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization “Computer Assisted Advisory and Planning (COMEXAP) Programme in Indonesia” 1995 National Science Foundation #SBR 962990 $188,671 http://www.der.org/films/three-worlds-of-bali.html
From the Odyssey series
by Ira R. Abrams
color, 59 min, 1979
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On the Indonesian island of Bali, the arts permeate almost every aspect of daily life. Gamelan music, wayang (shadow puppet) theater, dance, and elaborately constructed offerings of foods and flowers all represent attempts to please the gods and placate demons. In Balinese cosmology, demons are thought to dwell in the watery underworld, gods in the upper world, and human beings in the middle realm between the two. Much of human effort is directed toward maintaining the proper balance between these worlds, and between the forces of growth and decay.
The pinnacle of such efforts is the ritual Eka Dasa Rudra, held once every hundred years. The entire population of the island is mobilized for this event, preparing offerings and streaming from thousands of village temples in processions to the sea. Eleven demons, of which Rudra is the most powerful, must be transformed into beneficient spirits. No one who participated in the ritual filmed in 1979 had ever witnessed its performance, which last occurred a century ago, and so the ritual was based on writings in ancient lontar-palm manuscripts.
There is also a political dimention to Eka Dasa Rudra. In 1963, upon the urging of then President Sukarno, Balinese priests prepared to hold the ritual before the calendrically proper year. Preparations were met with the first eruption in recorded history of Bali's great volcano, Gunung Agung. This terrible disaster was seen as a confirmation of the gods' and demons' powers and the necessity of honoring the traditional calendar. In the spring of 1979, when Eka Dasa Rudra was finally held, President Suharto arrived, but not by his helicopter, which, it was feared, might have impeded the demons' descent.
About Odyssey series
In an attempt to cut the often esoteric ice of anthropology, PBS released in 1980 the first season of Odyssey, a newly-created series of anthropological documentaries, with a second season in 1981. The entire series was produced by Public Broadcasting Associates of Boston, with major funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Polaroid. Michael Ambrosino is the Executive Producer of the series.