Material, Visual and Digital Culture Seminars

Mondays 5-6.30 pm
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd floor, 14 Taviton St. 

Spring 2016

11 January Laurent DISSARD (Research Fellows, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL)
“We do not want guns... here": On the Materiality of Violence in Turkey's Kurdish City of Diyarbakır

18 January Joe DUMIT, (Department of Anthropology, Director of the Institute for Social Sciences, University of California, Davis)
Embodying Improvisation: Studying Scientists, Data, and Bodies Together

25 January Shireen WALTON (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford)
Doing digital-visual ethnography in/of Iran: The virtual intimacy of working with images, blogs and digital exhibitions

1 February Adrian MACKENZIE (Sociology, Lancaster University)
Large numbers: Imitative fluxes in the data-material imaginary

8 February Amy PENFIELD (Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London)
Vital materialities of a petro-state: Petrol, citizenship and energy in Venezuelan Amazonia


22 February Mette Louise BERG (Senior lecturer, Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education)
Intersections: Producing, representing, and living diversity in Elephant and Castle, South London

29 February Frédéric KECK (CNRS, Director of the Département de la Recherche, musée du quai Branly)
Stockpiling and Storage: Techniques of preparedness for Avian flu pandemics

7 March Francesca MEZZENZANA (Fyssen Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Paris)
Forms of
paju: Knowledge and Technology among the Runa of ecuadorian Amazon

14 March Carlos Sautchuk (Department of Anthropology, University of Brazilia)
Pirarucu´s net: Environmentalism, animals and technical objects in the Amazon

Enquiries to Ludovic Coupaye (l.coupaye@ucl.ac.uk) and Susanne Küchler (s.kuechler@ucl.ac.uk)

Autumn 2015

12 October Michał Murawski (UCL SSEES)
Marxist Morphologies: A Critique of Flat Infrastructures, Fuzzy Property and Complexified Cities

19 October Lindsay Bremner (University of Westminster)
Thinking with an Indian Ocean Archipelago

26 October Julien Clément (Musée du Quai Branly)
Embodiment in Samoa: the Case of Rugby Union

2 November Ravinder Kaur (University of Copenhagen)
Aporia of Smart Images: On Spectacle, Capital, Novelty in post-reform India 


16 November Joost Fontein (British Institute in Eastern Africa & University of Edinburgh)
The Politics of the Dead & the Power of Uncertainty: Materiality, Rumours and Human Remains in post-2000 Zimbabwe

Enquiries to Jill Reese jill.reese@ucl.ac.uk and Connie Smith (constance.smith@ucl.ac.uk).