Events

16
May

Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz, The Mountain

CARG #19 – nineteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group


01
Jun

The business of Wayfaring

Photo exhibition at the Masur Gallery, Lockhart, Texas.


04
Jun

The Other Image

Project presentation in the workshop ”Writing with Light”, 4–8 June 2018, at the University of Texas, Austin.


Archive


03 May 2018
Place-Knots. Talk at the Book Launch of the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, Tallinn University

03 May 2018
Illicit Passages (tongdao). Talk at the Book Launch of the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands, Tallinn University

02 May 2018
Provisions for Remoteness. Inimkond (Humankind) Lecture, Tallinn University

02–03 May 2018
Asian Borderlands. A Workshop and Book Launch, Tallinn University

18 Apr 2018
Illicit passages (tongdao). Talk at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

13 Apr 2018
OBORed out of business. Talk at the workshop "From Bactrian Camels to the Belt Road—Historical and Contemporary Ruminations on China’s Westward Pivot," University of Arkansas

12 Apr 2018
Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil.. CARG #18 – eighteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

11 Apr 2018
OBORed out of business. Talk at the AAG Annual Meeting, New Orleans

25 Mar 2018
Frontier Explorations. Paper Presentation at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Washington DC. Panel title: ‘Spatiality and Power in South Asia’

25 Mar 2018
Frontier Explorations. Paper Presentation at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Washington DC. Panel title: ‘Spatiality and Power in South Asia’

08 Mar 2018
Reading Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, Two Lenins. A Brief Anthropology of Time. CARG #17 – seventeenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

06 Feb 2018
Predation and Care. Talk at LMU Munich, Oettingenstr. 67, room 131, 18–20

01 Feb 2018
Reading Lisa Björkman, Pipe Politics, Contested Waters: Embedded Infrastructures of Millennial Mumbai. CARG #16 – sixteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

30 Jan 2018
Frontier’s Signature. Colloquium, School of Law, Governance and Citizenship, Ambedkar University Delhi, India

21 Dec 2017
Reading Yael Navaro-Yashin, The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity. CARG #15 – fifteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

18 Dec 2017
Artefacts of trade. Talk at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU, Oettingenstr. 67, Munich, room L-155, 18:00-20:00

14 Dec 2017
Stranger-density and the construction of hospitality in Tibetan borderlands. Talk at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU, Oettingenstr. 67, Munich, room L-155, 18:00-20:00

03 Dec 2017
Itinerants in the archives. Paper Presentation at “Anthropology Matters!” – 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC. Panel title: “Travel, transformation, and transmission of knowledge I: Tristes Tropiques and the magic of ‘anti-ethnography’”

10 Nov 2017
Reading Emma Tarlo, Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair. CARG #14 – fourteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

27 Oct 2017
Financial Superstitions. Paper presentation at the 46th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, USA. Panel Title “Regulating Frontiers: Law Finance and Infrastructure in the South Asian Borderlands”

12 Oct 2017
Illicit passages (tongdao). Presentation at “On Edge: China’s Frontiers in a Time of Change” workshop, 12-14 October 2017, Kandersteg, Switzerland

02 Oct 2017
Curation at Large. Research Seminar at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, 13:00–14:30, room B600

28 Sep 2017
Reading Gaston Gordillo, Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction. CARG #13 – thirteenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

13 Sep 2017
Remoteness & Connectivity. Talk at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, 12:00-13:00

20 Jul 2017
Reading Elizabeth A. Povinelli: Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism. CARG #12 – twelfth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

11 Jul 2017
Himalayan Disruptions. Talk at LMU Munich, Oettingenstr. 67, room 133, 18–20

22 Jun 2017
Reading Asher Ghertner: Rule By Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi. CARG #11 – eleventh session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

20 Jun 2017
Pathways, Borders, and the Labour of Distribution. Talk in the seminar series “Space and Place”, Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology

09 Jun–10 Jul 2017
Frontiers of China. A photo exhibition in Rovereto (Italy)

06 Jun 2017
Ways of the Afghan Pamir. Talk at LMU Munich, Oettingenstr. 67, room 133, 18–20

18 May 2017
Reading Michael Hathaway: Environmental Winds. Making the Global in Southwest China. CARG #10 – tenth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

09–10 May 2017
After the new villages. Follow-up workshop at LMU Munich, 9-10 May 2017

28 Apr 2017
Place-knots. Talk at CIRDIS, University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 2.7, Seminar room 1, 15:00

24 Apr 2017
Blick über den Kleinen Pamir. Österreichische Orient-Gesellschaft Hammer-Purgstall, Dominikanerbastei 6/6, Wien, Klubsaal 18:30

06 Apr 2017
Reading Arjun Appadurai: Banking on Words. The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance. CARG #09 – ninth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

21–22 Mar 2017
The Little Pamir’s Social Network. Presentation at the Exeter-Newcastle Postgraduate Workshop on Central Asia, University of Exeter, UK

16 Mar 2017
Zomia 2.0: Casino towns and the ‘China effect’ in Myanmar and Laos. Talk at the Université du Québec à Montréal

08 Mar 2017
The Trust Deficit. Paper presented at the workshop “Market Languages: Modes of Persuasion and Exchange”, Department of Sociology, Shiv Nadar University (India)

07 Mar 2017
Curating the Borderlands: State, Market and Heritage Making in China. Talk at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

23 Feb 2017
Reading David Graeber: The Utopia of Rules. On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. CARG #08 – eighth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

09–11 Feb 2017
Connecting Materialities / Material Connectivities. International Symposium at the Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich

11 Jan 2017
Community Resilience and Commodification of Nature. Presentation at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, Oettingenstr. 67, Room 131, 18:00-20:00

12 Dec 2016
Private Roads: Local road construction initiatives in the Himalayas. Dynamic Borderlands – Livelihoods, Communities and Flows: 5th International Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network (ABRN), Kathmandu, Hotel Annapurna, 12–14 December

12 Dec 2016
Roads to Development: Socialist New Villages and petty cross-border trade in the Dulong valley. Dynamic Borderlands – Livelihoods, Communities and Flows: 5th International Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network (ABRN), Kathmandu, Hotel Annapurna, 12–14 December

09 Nov 2016
The Little Pamir Extended: from the Tip of Afghanistan to a More Interconnected World. CASI Research Seminar, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, 16:00, Room 220

26 Aug 2016
Nodes of Development and China’s One Belt One Road initiative, a view from Tengchong. ‘Silk Road and Urban Development in Western China Workshop, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an’

29 Jul 2016
Materials, Environments, and Curatorial Interventions. Second workshop of the research initiative “Connecting Materialities / Material Connectivities”

28 Jul 2016
Reading James Ferguson: Give a Man a Fish. Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution. CARG #07 – seventh session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

20–23 Jul 2016
The Return of Remoteness. Panel at EASA 2016, Milano

24–27 Jun 2016
Socialist New Villages in China. Panel at AAS-in-Asia Conference 2016, Kyoto

10 Jun 2016
Reading Erik Mueggler: The Paper Road. Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet. CARG #06 – sixth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

07 May 2016
Book presentation. Alessandro Rippa presents his book “Cuore dell'Eurasia: Il Xinjiang dalla Preistoria al 1949” at the Hellisbook Bookstore (Via Losanna 6, Milan)

07 May 2016
Book presentation. Alessandro Rippa presents his book “Cuore dell'Eurasia: Il Xinjiang dalla Preistoria al 1949” at the Hellisbook Bookstore (Via Losanna 6, Milan)

28 Apr 2016
Reading Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing: The Mushroom at the End of the World. On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins. CARG #05 – fifth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

07 Apr 2016
Reading Magnus Marsden: Trading Worlds. Afghan Merchants Across Modern Frontiers. CARG #04 – fourth session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

29 Mar–02 Apr 2016
Old Routes, New Roads. Paper presented at AAG San Francisco in the panel “Changing Landscapes in China’s Border Regions”, organised by Xiaobo Su, Galen Murton and You-tien Hsing

29 Mar–02 Apr 2016
A Spectacle of Maps. Paper presented at AAG San Francisco in the panel “Cartographic Anxieties”, organised by Franck Billé

21 Mar 2016
Presence with Rare Encounters. Harriman Institute, Columbia University, Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room, 18:00.

18 Feb 2016
Presence without Encounters. Paper for the international workshop “Encounters after the Soviet Collapse: Chinese Presence in the Former Soviet Union Border Zone”, Leiden, The Netherlands

12 Feb 2016
Reading Madeleine Reeves: Border Work. Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia. CARG #03 – third session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

18 Jan 2016
Die Kreation einer Industrie. Vortrag im Kolloquium zur Medizin- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Iheringstr. 6, 18:15-19:45

14 Jan 2016
Reading Ruben Andersson: Illegality, Inc. Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe. CARG #02 – second session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

14 Dec 2015
Cross-border trade and “the market” between Xinjiang (China) and Pakistan. Paper for the workshop “Cross-Border Exchanges and the Shadow Economy”, 14–15 December, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands.

28 Nov 2015
Material, Experience, and the Mobile. First workshop of the research initiative “Connecting Materialities / Material Connectivities”

27 Nov 2015
Reading Penny Harvey and Hannah Knox: Roads – An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise. CARG #01 – first session of the Contemporary Anthropology Reading Group

02 Nov 2015
Remoteness & Connectivity – Highland Asia in the World. Oberseminar, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich

21 Oct 2015
Neighbouring China. Paper presented at the Asia Center, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

15 Oct 2015–31 Jan 2016
Reading Tim Ingold. Reading Course at LMU Munich, Winter semester 2015/2016

22 Sep 2015
Tibetan medicine at the juncture of modernism, neoliberalism, and heritage making. Paper presented at the Workshop Governance & Circulation of Asian Medicines, 22-23 September, Asia Research Institute, National Univesity of Singapore

29 Jan 2015
Remoteness and connectivity in the Himalayas. International Guest Lecture at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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LMU, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich, Germany

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