Seminar on “Negotiating with Yakās: A Performative Approach to Study Healing Rituals and Demons”
The Department of Sociology organized the August Monthly Seminar of the Department Seminar Series on the 3rd of August 2017 at the Seminar Room of the Department of Sociology. At this month’s seminar Dr. Eva Ambos from University of Heidelberg, Germany, presented on “Negotiating with Yakās: A Performative Approach to Study Healing Rituals and Demons.” Dr. Eva Ambos studied Cultural Anthropology and Contemporary European History at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 2015, she completed her PhD at the same University about the ‘heritagization’ of the yaktovil and kohomba kankariya ritual healing systems in Sri Lanka. Since May 2017, she is a research fellow at the Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) at Leiden, Netherlands. Dr. Ambos spoke on her research work she has been conducting in Sri Lanka and presented thought-provoking ideas on Yak Thovil and Healing Rituals in contemporary Sri Lanka. This seminar was attended by several faculty members from the Faculty of Arts, along with students and members of the Sociology Alumni Association. The seminar was followed by a lively discussion.