Irish Anthropology Annual Conference

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September 21, 2018 to September 22, 2018
Ireland {Republic}
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Area Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology

Dear all

the annual Anthropological Association of Ireland conference takes place this week at University College Cork. The two day conference starts at 11 AM sharp on Friday 21st, registration will open at 10:30. Certificates of attendance available.

The theme on Eco-cosmology, Sustainability and a Spirit of Resilience will offer discussions from anthropological, environmental, cultural, economic and political perspectives. Local knowledge systems can be viewed as cultures of sustainability, but they are often criminalised, colonised, subverted or commodified. With the process of industrial extraction of natural resources, diverse indigenous, analogous (co-existing but different) peoples, and local communities are deprived of their fundamental human rights for secured livelihood and preserved eco-systems. An industrial, and even digital, neo-colonial intrusion into the territories and minds of indigenous and analogous peoples is taking place worldwide. With ecological degradation, the vulnerable worldviews, rituals, practices and knowledge systems of indigenous/analogous peoples, and local communities are critically threatened. Yet these worldviews and local knowledge systems could be central for finding local and global solutions for a sustainable and philanthropic world where cultural and eco-biological diversity and mutuality may thrive. This conference will offer contributions on the broad theme of environmental, cultural and social sustainability with reference to indigenous/analogous peoples, and local communities.  All welcome!

Friday 21st

11:00 – 12:30    Ceremonial Launch        Aula Maxima

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch & Exhibition         Boole 6

13:30 – 14:30    Prof. Marine Carrin                  Boole 4

14:30 – 16:30    Panel 1                             Boole 4

Tiffanie Hardarger, Stephane Dartiailh, Cécile Guillaume-Pey, Lidia Guzy

16:30 – 17:00    Coffee                              Boole 6

17:00 – 19:00    Prof. Hugh Brody                     Boole 4

19:00 – 19:30    Wine/Canapé Reception   Staff Common Room

19:30 – 20:30    Book Launch                    Staff Common Room

20:30 – 22:00    Exhibition Screening       Staff Common Room


Saturday 22nd

09:15 – 10:00    Panel 2                             Council Room

Una Marian Murphy, Claire E Carroll

10:00 – 11:00    Prof Andre Iteanu                  Council Room

11:00 – 11:30    Coffee                              Council Room annex

11:30 – 13:00    Panel 3                             Council Room

Rachel Phillips Jackson, Anthony Behan,  Hector Sanchez Garibay

13:00 – 14:30    Lunch                            Council Room

14:30 – 16:30    Panel 3                             Council Room

Clíona O’Carroll, Steve Coleman,  David Prendergast, Aoife Desmond, Tatsuma Padoan, Jenny Butler

17:30 – 18:30    Closing Address               Council Room

18:30 – 19:00    AGM                                 Council Room

19:30 – 23:00    …Conference Buffet @ Indian Spice Restaurant…

Contact Info: 

Dr. James Cuffe, UCC

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