Vermont Humanities

Luis Vivanco

Man giving a talk in a bike shop
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Luis Vivanco wears a dark colored fleece and a white collared shirt standing in front of a green outdoor backdrop.Luis Vivanco is a Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont. He has published extensive scholarship on bicycle culture, politics, and history. Vivanco’s lecture draws from archival research he began for his book Reconsidering the Bicycle: An Anthropological Perspective on a New (Old) Thing (Routledge, 2013).

He is currently preparing several publications based on this research, and has developed a bicycle tour in Burlington to complement his lecture.

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Talks by Luis Vivanco

Image of 1893 bicycle club

Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880-1920

Luis Vivanco explores the early history of the bicycle in Vermont, tied to important changes in industrial production, consumerism, and new cultural ideas about auto-mobility and effortless speed.

Vermont Humanities*** June 27, 2016