CEH Virtual Seminar with Erica von Essen and Kieran O’Mahony

On the 20th October, at 2:30 pm, Erica von Essen and Kieran O’Mahony, Bewildering Boar team members, will be giving a talk at the CEH Virtual Seminar entitled “Hunting, Haunting, and the Wayward Wild Boar.”

This seminar is part of the Centre for Environmental Humanities’ autumn series, ‘Saving European Nature: Longing for Landscapes Past.’

To attend the virtual seminar, please email ceh@cas.au.dk at least a day before the event to receive an invitation containing the link to the call.

See more information about their talks below or on CEH’s website.

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Luděk Brož delivers a keynote in Vienna

On the 8th October, Luděk Brož will be giving a keynote lecture at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna for the first digital conference for the Network of Veterinary Humanities “Doing Animal Health in more-than-human worlds” (8th–9th October 2020).

The talk is entitled Veterinarization of the Future and its Zoonotic Limits and will be available online.  You can attend the conference online through this guest link!

See full conference program below or on University’s website.

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The wildness “outside, inside, and between us”: Arregui on emerging viralscapes

Bewildering Boar team member, Aníbal Arregui, recently contributed a short essay to Allegra lab’s ongoing thread on COVID-19. Aníbal thinks through the emerging viralscapes now defining his home of Barcelona, and how this pandemic articulates and might transform how we are interconnected to the bodies of others (including boars, of course). Its a lovely piece that helps to guide us through these strange times and even stranger relations and worth checking out.

You can read Aníbal’s piece here 

Coming of Age

We are thrilled to announce that the Bewildering Boar has matured into BOAR ERC Consolidator grant. We wish all people and pigs excellent start of the year and promise to be even more bewildering in 2020!

CFP: Veterinary anthropology: the impact of animal studies on medical sciences

Please consider submitting a paper for our panel at the EASST/4S conference – Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds. (Prague, 18-21 AUGUST 2020)

Veterinary anthropology: the impact of animal studies on medical sciences

Convenors: Ludek Broz (Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences) and Frédéric Keck (Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale – CNRS)

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CFP: Hedging bets in more-than-human worlds: joint futures of veterinary and conservation interventions

Please consider submitting a paper for our panel at the Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future Conference (British Museum/SOAS/RGS, 4 – 7 JUNE 2020)

Hedging bets in more-than-human worlds: joint futures of veterinary and conservation interventions

Convenors: Ludek Broz (Institute of Ethnology, Czech Academy of Sciences) and Liana Chua (Brunel University London)

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Some thoughts and pictures after the “Emigrating Animals, Migratory Humans” workshop

The “Emigrating Animals, Migratory Humans: Belonging, Prosperity and Security in More-Than-Human World” workshop we hosted in Prague last week has been a very thought-provoking opportunity of debate. The researches that have been presented allowed some insightful reflections on the intersections between human and animal mobilities. Thanks to all the participants who attended the workshop, discussed and shared ideas with us.

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Piggers, pigdogs, and other pig- relations: a study of Australian hunting cultures at the feral pig-human interface

On 3 June 2019 Paul G. Keil will give a lecture in the seminar series of the Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences entitled: Piggers, pigdogs, and other pig- relations: a study of Australian hunting cultures at the feral pig-human interface. Time: 2 pm. Venue: Na Florenci 3, Prague 1.


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