From May 2-4, 2018 the Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris will be hosting a three day workshop entitled History and Anthropology Revisited, which will examine promising intersections between history and anthropology in present scholarship. The workshop will be a combination of keynote lectures, and an in-depth discussion of a series of pre-circulated papers. It is envisioned as an opportunity for young scholars working on the different dimensions of the history of anthropology to meet and discuss their research in progress.
More detailed information and submission instructions can be found below:
History and Anthropology Revisited, a three-day PhD course in Paris
Date: Wednesday May 2, 10.00 – Friday May 4, 14.00
At present no other convergence of disciplines and fields of knowledge in human sciences seems to hold quite the same promise as the convergence of history and anthropology – at least that is where this seminar sets off. In the 1980s exchanges between anthropology and history took place at the hands of now canonical scholars such as Clifford Geertz, Robert Darnton, Lynn Hunt, Pierre Bourdieu and others, and gave rise to a set of new approaches, such as cultural history, history of discourse, postcolonial theory etc. Today, however, the landscape looks different. But in what ways? Recently, the Norwegian social anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen subtitled his project on the three crises of globalization “an anthropological history of the 21st century”, thus pointing at the same convergence, but seemingly in a new mode. In this PhD seminar we will identify some of the most interesting and promising intersections between history and anthropology in present scholarship, having to do with space, time, objects, sources, fieldwork, archives, knowledge, ethics etc.
In this PhD seminar we will identify some of the most interesting and promising intersections between history and anthropology in present scholarship, having to do with space, time, objects, sources, fieldwork, archives, knowledge, ethics etc. For this PhD-course we want to gather students who take an interest in the convergences of history and anthropology in their own specific field and material of study. We will address an open-ended set of questions and theories, linked mainly by an interest in historical, cultural, material and aesthetic aspects. The course will be a combination of key note lectures, and in-depth discussion of students’ work. In addition to a reading list, papers will be pre-circulated and commentators will be appointed to each of them.
Who can apply? All PhD-students
Costs: No course fee. Hotel rooms for three nights, lunches and dinners are covered by the organizers. Travels are booked and paid by the participants.
Application: Deadline April 4. Application should include a CV and a 1-3 page paper draft. Notice of acceptance by April 9. Deadline for complete papers (6-10 pages) April 25, which then will be pre-circulated among all participants.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.