Updated Program Anthropology and/in Publicity

“Anthropology and/in Publicity”
Soeterbeeck, Ravenstein, The Netherlands, November 5, 2010

The focus of this meeting will be the dissemination of anthropological knowledge to relevant groups in the societies to which anthropologist belong and the societies where they conduct their research. The participants will reflect on the reasons for the underexposure of anthropological knowledge and explore ways to improve its dissemination and application in society.

This meeting has the character of a workshop with ample room for discussion following four lectures of 45 minutes each. Discussants are invited to take the lead in reflecting on the issues proposed.

PROGRAMME
09.30 – 10.00 Coffee; opening and welcome Kees Versteegh (Radboud)

10.00 – 11.15 “Operation Outreach: Anthropology and the public in a world of information crowding”
Lecture by Ulf Hannerz (Stockholm)
Discussant: Léon Buskens (Leiden)

Coffee-break

11.30 – 12.45 “Writing against Culture Revisited”
Lecture by Annelies Moors (Amsterdam)
Discussant: ***

Lunch and garden walk

14.00 – 15.30 “Being irrelevant in the relevant way: Anthropology as a participatory vocation”
Lecture by Thomas H. Erikson (Oslo)
Discussant: Regina Römhild (Humboldt, Berlin)

Tea Break

15.45 – 17.00 “Avoiding or embracing the media? On the difficulty of conveying complex messages in a soundbite age”
Lecture by Mathijs Pelkmans (LSE)
Discussant: Toon van Meijl (Radboud)

17.00 – 17.30 Concluding discussion

Drinks and farewell

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