Apr 20, 2017
from 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM
|Where||The Mond Building Seminar Room|
|Contact Name||Jonathan Woolley|
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Climate Histories Workshop:Re-enchantment, Complexity and Politics in the Anthropocene
MIASU Seminar Room, Mond Building, New Museums Site, University of Cambridge - https://map.cam.ac.uk/Mongolia+and+Inner+Asia+Studies+Unit#52.203106,0.120056,17
Thursday 20th April 2017
14.00 - 17.30
An interdisciplinary workshop bringing together anthropology, sociology, geography in conversation over the role of enchantment in the present moment. At a time of environmental crisis and political instability, an increasing degree of critical scholarship has been trained on the conceptual triptych of enchantment, disenchantment, and re-enchantment. To what extent do these themes intersect with political and moral realities we face today? How do contemporary spiritual movements harness enchantment and re-enchantment as techniques of empowerment? How might vitalistic thinking help us navigate the complexities and concerns of contemporary societies?
During the workshop, we will hear from three scholars, each of which whom will present for 40 minutes on these themes:
School of Resources, Environment and Sustainability; University of Waterloo.
"‘Creative destruction’, complexity and hegemonic common sense: earth-based spirituality, everyday heroism and the political economy of livelihood.”
Rogelio Luque Lora
Department of Geography; University of Cambridge
Title to be confirmed.
Division of Social Anthropology; University of Cambridge
Ravens on the Rig: The Cosmopolitical Contours around British Sacred Places
These presentations will be followed by questions and a plenary discussion.