Wednesday, April 3, p.m. Room 34

Symposium H: Cultural Systems
P. Ballonoff, USA, I. Ezhkova, Belgium, M. Fischer, UK, P. Jorion, France, and D. Read, USA

Ritual, Ideation and Performance: A Case Study of Multimedia in Anthropological Research - the Mambila Nggwun Ritual
D. Zeitlyn, M. Fischer, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Panel Discussion:

Mathematical Modeling and Anthropology: Its Rationale, Past Successes and Future Directions
Organizer: D. Read, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Panelists: P.Ballonoff, USA, I.Ezhkova, Belgium, M.Fischer, UK, P.Jorion,USA, D.Kronenfeld, USA, M.Leaf, USA, F.K.Lehman, USA, D.Read, USA, S. van der Leeuw, France, D.R.White, USA

Order of 5 Minute papers:

Why Model?
S.E. van der Leeuw, Université de Paris I, France

What is "Formal" Analysis
M. Leaf, University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Mathematical Modeling Issues in Analytical Representations of Human Societies
D. Read, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Notes on the Progress of Cultural Theory
P. Ballonoff, Ballonoff Consulting Service, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

On the Application of Discrete Mathematics to Questions in Anthropology
F.K.L. Chit Hlaing, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

Classification, Symbolic Representation and Ritual: Information vs. Meaning in Cultural Processes
M. Fischer, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Network Analysis and Social Dynamics
D.R. White, University of California, Irvine, USA

Accounting for Human Activity through Physics
P. Jorion, Los Angeles, USA

Culture and Society: The Role of Distributed Cognition
D. Kronenfeld, University of California, Riverside, USA

Challenges of Cultural Theory: Theory of Cognitive States
I. Ezhkova, International Institute of Applied Technologies, Brussels, Belgium
Coffee Break
Panel and Audience Discussion