Event: Repositioning The Social At The Heart Of The Anthropocene

Photo courtesy of Laura Montesi

Photo courtesy of Laura Montesi

The School of Anthropology and Conservation, in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), invites you to participate in an international 3-day symposium on Friday evening 31st October through to Sunday 2nd November.

This symposium is aimed at students and scholars across the humanities and social sciences who are willing to foster transdisciplinarity for a more critical and effective engagement with the challenges of the anthropocene.

All SAC staff and students are welcome to attend the keynote addresses, opening and closing presentations, however, registration (cost £50) is required for participation in the refreshments, panels and round-table events.

More details are available via the conference website.

Programme:

Friday:
16:00 Registration and Welcome Buffet (Marlowe Foyer)
18:30 Keynote: Joanna Zylinska (Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1)
19:30 Opening Presentation & Provocation: Miguel Alexiades & Craig Ritchie
(Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1)
20:30 Close – PUB (open invitation)

Saturday:
09:15 Keynote: Alf Hornborg (MLT1)
10:15 Panel 1a: Fear, Hope, and Time: Heading into the unknown
10:55 – 11:15 Dimitrios Bormpoudakis and Joseph Tzanopoulos
11:15 Refreshments
11:30 Panel 2a: (Im)moral challenges: Breaking the hegemonic game?
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Panel 3a: Living (in) the post-nature
14:30 Roundtable discussions (refreshments in room)
16:30 General discussion
17:15 Keynote: Christophe Bonneuil
19:30 Dinner – The Parrot Pub (limited, by reservation only, contact: Jan van der Valk (jmav3@kent.ac.uk)

Sunday:
09:15 Keynote: Kathryn Yusoff (MLT1)
10:15 Panel 1b: Fear, Hope, and Time: Heading into the unknown
11:15 Refreshments
11:30 Panel 2b: (Im)moral challenges: Breaking the hegemonic game?
12:10 – 12:30 Tony Knight
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Panel 3b: Living (in) the post- nature
14:30 Roundtable discussions (refreshments in room )
16:30 General discussion
17:15 Closing Presentation: João de Pina-Cabral

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