Seminar: Towards a post-apocalyptic anthropology: harbouring the prospect of life

Towards a post-apocalyptic anthropology: harbouring the prospect of life

Seminar on the occasion of the retirement of dr. A. Arce (SDC)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 9:45 – 17:30

Wageningen, Forum C0314

Calling for a post-apocalyptic anthropology is a provocative move to critically discuss so-called crisis of governance, failures of public policy, bio-power effects that have been with us at least since WWII and that are said to bring about an ecology of destructive practices. Are the ways in which these phenomena experienced and perceived part of apocalyptic modes of existence in the making or are they already with us? If they are already with us, what is the effect of these apocalyptic modes of existence on living entities? Are apocalyptic situations revealed through human beings increasingly experiencing insecure and alienated modes of life or are such apocalyptic situations a contemporary expression of diminishing social interactions brought about in and through bio-power? See the complete mission statement for this seminar here.

Preliminary seminar program:

09:45 – 10:15    Reception and coffee

10:15 – 10:25     Opening by dr. Gerard Verschoor

10:25 – 10:45    Words to the retirement of dr. Alberto Arce by prof. Bram Büscher and prof. Han Wiskerke

10:45 – 11:15     Prof. Mara Miele: Animals and changing consumption practices (title t.b.c.)

11:15 – 11:30      Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00    Prof. Terry Marsden (title t.b.a.)

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 13:30    Words to the retirement of dr. Alberto Arce by prof. Norman Long (emeritus) and prof. Leontine Visser (emeritus)

13:30 – 14:00    dr. Alberto Arce: Towards a post-apocalyptic anthropology

14:00 – 15:30    Workshop Session 1

15:30 – 15:45     Coffee break

15:45 – 17:00      Workshop Session 2

17:15 – 17:30      Closure by dr. Gerard Verschoor

17:30                    Drinks

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