Communicating Worlds: Cosmology and the Cultural Imagination
A workshop at UCL Anthropology
11th and 12th of May
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(Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 14 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW)
THE WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED - NO MORE SPACES AVAILABLE
The workshop will explore the varied ways in which people both imagine the ultimate horizons of their immediate world and inscribe the cosmological significance of these horizons in localised behaviour. Participants will discuss the extent to which longstanding anthropological ideas about indigenous cosmologies maybe transposed to the contemporary world. The workshop will be divided into three sections: (i) indigenous cosmologies in the contemporary world; (ii) new cosmological reckonings; and (iii) cosmologies of science and technology in intercultural perspective.
The workshop is organised by Drs. Allen Abramson & Martin Holbraad (UCL Anthropology) and co-funded by the Department of Anthropology at UCL, the University of Bergen, and UCL ‘Grand Challenges’. Speakers include: Dr Bjorn Bertelsen (Bergen), Dr. Rebecca Empson (UCL); Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (LSE); Professor Don Handelman (Jerusalem); Dame Professor Caroline Humphrey (Cambridge); Professor Bruce Kapferer; (Bergen); Professor Daniel Miller (UCL); Dr. Morten Pedersen (Copenhagen); Professor Knut Rio (Bergen), Professor Marshall Sahlins (Chicago); Professor Gregory Schrempp (Indiana); Dr. Michael Scott (LSE); Dr. Soumhya Venkatesan (Manchester).