Plenary C
Early Career Scholars Forum: anthropology in interdisciplinary settings

Convenors:
Hana Cervinkova (University of Lower Silesia)
Paolo S. H. Favero (University of Antwerp)
Matteo Carlo Alcano (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
Antonio De Lauri (Chr. Michelsen Institute)
Discussant:
Ulf Hannerz (Stockholm University), Paolo Viazzo (Università di Torino), Alessandro Monsutti (Graduate Institute of Int'l & Development Studies), Shalini Randeria (IWM & Graduate Institute of Int'l & Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva)
Format:
Panels
Location:
Aula Magna
Start time:
23 July, 2016 at 14:30
Session slots:
0

Short abstract:

The goal of this forum is to bring emerging anthropologists to explore the meaning of anthropological legacies in the context of contemporary interdisciplinary and professional exchanges.

Long abstract:

The goal of this forum is to bring emerging anthropologists together in order to explore the meaning of anthropological legacies in the context of contemporary interdisciplinary and professional exchanges. Today, the context of work for many anthropologists at the start of their career is increasingly defined by interactions across disciplinary and sectorial boundaries. They are also increasingly faced by the need to start up and/or establish a career in environments that are different from classical anthropological departments (which still remain a point of reference in much anthropological discourse). This situation calls for our attention. We need to explore the various ways in which emerging anthropologists engaged in a variety of academic and non-academic professional areas approach and deal with anthropological legacies. - How do scholars manage to maintain epistemological links with anthropology in multidisciplinary departments? - And how do anthropologists who do not work in academic settings keep their relationships with the academy? - How does anthropological theory reshape in multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial settings? - To what extent do anthropologists manage to integrate their own expertise in specific areas with the broader issue of engaging with the anthropological legacy and its interdisciplinary dimensions/possibilities? - Can the anthropological legacy be considered as grounded interdisciplinary knowledge? - What potentialities and risks does the use of anthropology imply outside of academia? The forum hosted the incorporation of live ethnographic drawing or "Relatogramas" by Carla Boserman (University of Barcelona Design Center) describing the presented papers. These can be seen on the conference homepage.