ERC Project BOAR: “Veterinarization of Europe? Hunting for Wild Boar Futures in the Time of African Swine Fever.” (2020-2025) Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
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!
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.
Workshop organised by Institute of Ethnology and Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences and CEFRES. Kindly supported by Strategy AV21 – Global Conflicts and Local Interactions of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Dates: 10—11 September 2019
Venue: Na Florenci 3, Prague 1, Czech Republic
In 2018, Polish authorities announced a plan to build one of Europe’s longest fences to protect the country’s Eastern border from unwanted migrants and a highly contagious disease they might be carrying. At the first glance, the plan is reminiscent of president Trump’s design for a wall along the US Mexican border, or the already built Hungarian fence at the Serbian and Croatian borders. However, there is an important difference: the disease that Polish and other European authorities fear is African Swine Fever (ASF), and the unwanted migrants are not humans but wild boars from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The Polish plan has since been dropped, yet similar fences, such as one between Denmark and Germany, are already being built. It seems that the “Trojan boar”, the feared virus carrier, is contributing toward the resurrection of the old-new borders just as human refugees have, eroding the Schengen space of free movement. This account of foreign boars, biosecurity, and border walls is just one example of the interesting parallels between human and nonhuman animal movement and how the state organises in response. Continue reading “Emigrating Animals and Migratory Humans: Belonging, Prosperity and Security in More-Than-Human World”
We are happy to announce that Luděk Brož and Marianna Szczygielska of our team joined the ASF-STOP COST action. We are looking forward to acquiring new contacts and eventually insights into knowledge making and dissemination practices regarding the African Swine Fever (ASF) that structure, to a considerable degree, the modes of relating to and co-existing with wild boars.
HUNTING AS NEXUS FOR CHANGING HUMAN-WILDLIFE RELATIONS
Chair: Erica Von Essen Karin Dirke: Language of the Hunt; The Negotiation of Ethics and Technology in the Journal Jägaren Marianna Szczygielska:Wildlife Revenge: Human-Animal Drama in Spoor Erica von Essen: The Changing Wildlife Tableau – the Evolution of Hunting Magazine Covers and Trophy Shots