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The State We’re In: Anthropological Perspectives on Brexit and Trump

Join Anthropology Department staff and students including Haidy Geismar, Kit Opie, Chris Pinney, Mike Rowlands and Michael Stewart for a discussion of how anthropology might illuminate our current predicament. 

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Start: Mar 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 15, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Human Sciences Symposium 2017

Join this UCL Human Sciences Society event for an afternoon of talks on the long-going quest of unraveling consciousness from experts from multiple fields.

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Start: Mar 4, 2017 2:00:00 PM
End: Mar 4, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Rupture

How to think a world experienced as turmoil? And how far might that sense of turmoil - of a world apparently running away with itself - be conceived as an occasion for anthropological thinking to break with itself? We take the concept of rupture as the lens that brings into focus an urgent concern with radical change. Linking the possibility of a new departure with a deliberate break with existing orders, rupture thematises disavowal, negation and violence as constituents or moments that are immanent to the production of difference. It thus lends a harder edge to the talk of novelty, creativity and emergence with which anthropological and broader theoretical theorizing, reflecting global trends in social discourse, is currently awash. Counterpoising the dynamics of event, eruption, disruption, radical critique and brutal affirmation to the more organic language of potentiality, collaboration, resilience and transformation, our concern with rupture seeks to make a break for anthropology, and perhaps with it, too.

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Start: Feb 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: Feb 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Engaging Refugee Narratives: Perspectives from Academia and the Arts

People make sense of their lives through telling their own stories. These become an essential part of the work of the NGOs and artists as they collaborate with refugees and each other.

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Start: Jun 20, 2016 9:30:00 AM
End: Jun 21, 2016 5:00:00 PM