Valuing Nature Conference 2016

On July 19th and 20th the School, alongside Kent’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies hosted a unique Valuing Nature and Participatory Decision Making Conference. Organisers Drs Robert Fish and Joseph Tzanopoulos and Professor Douglas Macmillan welcomed over 80 natural and social scientists, along with practitioners, from across the UK to examine the interface between participatory approaches…

Rethinking Skill workshop

Rethinking Skill, New Ethnographic Perspectives on Expertise workshop May 7-8, 2016 This 2-day public workshop brought together an international group of social scientists to discuss anthropological debates surrounding skill and expertise. Invited guests included Dominic Boyer (Rice University), Alanna Cant (University of Oslo), Kevin Dawe (University of Kent), Kathryn Dudley (Yale University), Cristina Grasseni (Utrecht…

Student Conference on Conservation Science 2016

The 17th Student Conference on Conservation Science in Cambridge was held from 22-24 March 2016 and attracted some 157 delegates from 49 countries. The superb plenaries, workshops, talks and posters were a great reminder of the diverse dimensions of conservation of natural resources and wildlife! As with every year, there was a strong showing of…

Event report – Born this way

“’Born this way’ in contemporary science: multidisciplinary approaches to sexuality and gender.” On November 24th, researchers from several institutions came together to discuss a variety of perspectives to understanding sex, sexual orientation and gender. The event was jointly held by the Biological Anthropology research group in the School of Anthropology and Conservation and the Centre…

Event report – Stirling Lecture

Professor Sarah Green addresses Turkey’s summer of ‘No” at the 2015 Annual Stirling Lecture Another memorable Stirling Lecture took place on 13 November hosted by the Social Anthropology Research Group. Daniela Peluso welcomed the large audience of students, colleagues and alumni, Phil Hubbard paid tribute to Paul Stirling’s memory and legacy and David Henig introduced…

Event report – The Silence of the Flies

“Silence is golden/But my eyes still see.” This refrain from The Four Seasons’ song is both haunted and haunting, its stated serenity mere illusion. Similarly, Eliezer Arias’ documentary, The Silence Of The Flies, has a lingering disquietude hanging over its subject of multiple suicide, predominantly amongst young adults, in rural Venezuela. Organised by Dr Caroline…