clifford geertz (1926-2006)

  To the Institute Community,  I am very sorry to have to tell you of the sad news of the passing early this morning [30 October 2006] of Professor Emeritus Clifford Geertz.   Cliff was founding professor of the School of Social Science, who joined the Faculty in September 1970. He was the Harold F. Linder Professor from 1982 until 2000, when he obtained emeritus status. His work spanned the fields of cultural anthropology, religion and social theory, and his most recent research concerned the question of ethnic diversity and its implications in the modern world. Among his many honors, … Continue reading