Well, he doesn't know me yet..:) will do in a few days..I have been hearing a LOT about him and really engrossed in what he will be teaching..But I was informed that he wouldn't be back before Wed since he is in Italy attending Film Festival..Great to be his student and I'll hard on it..:) Also, great to be your to-be-student too :P Bon voyage~
Hey it's ZHAO Meng, yeah I just got your E-mail and thanks again..I am really interested! Will get my payment done soon...:) Gonna go to attend another intercollegiate optional lecture in Birbeck by Prof. Ian Christie: ) Cheers~ Bon voyage on your east europe trip! :P
Thank you so much Professor Yorke! I saw you E-mail and I will respond as soon as I made my decision.. About that deadline of payment, since it is aleady afternoon, it is Ok that I make mine till tomorrow or the day after? BTW, my UCL Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Sorry about the previous one~~:) Nice day!
Michael- I previously met Denis Whyte who produced a film about an Aghori's initiation (the ascetics studied by Johnny Parry in Banaras), and when I googled 'Michael Yorke Anthropology' I found the Astra Films page. Your Indian films sound familiar. I have visited Banaras several times, but never attended a Kumbh Mela.
I have also been involved in ethnographic film making. My fieldwork amongst the elephant handlers of Nepal facilitated a film called 'Servants of Ganesh: Inside The Elephant Stable' (see: http://www.oneworldfilms.com/). You can view a brief clip on my OAC page
As an undergrad at Kent, we hosted the RAI Ethnographic Film Festival which was wonderful (1998 I think). During my subsequent time there as research student and then lecturer (until 2008), we also had visits from Gary Kildea, Paul Henley and Andre Singer.
....there is a new post, maybe of interest? Anthropology of Habitat and Architecture: The five main lines of the evolution of culture". You will find it at the OAC-Blog site. Would be glad for a comment...!