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!
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 sciencesContinue reading “CFP: Veterinary anthropology: the impact of animal studies on medical sciences”
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 interventionsContinue reading “CFP: Hedging bets in more-than-human worlds: joint futures of veterinary and conservation interventions”
Julia Poerting spared some time during the “Emigrating Animals, Migratory Humans: Belonging, Prosperity and Security in More-Than-Human World” workshop and gave an excellent interview to the Czech radio, available here.
Erica von Essen hosts a symposium on the animal ethics and welfare challenges in animal-based tourism. It will take place on 27-28 August 2019 at Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, Upsalla.
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.
On 16 April 2019 Ludek Broz gave an invited lecture at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Hamburg University, entitled: The Trojan Boar: Biosecuritization and/of Hunting in Europe
Please download the final programme of the workshop here: workshop_2019_migration_programme_final
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 looking for a postdoctoral research fellow who would enrich our international Prague-based team working on the project titled Bewildering Boar: Changing Cosmopolitics of the Hunt in Europe and Beyond.
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.
We are please to announce that Luděk Brož and Aníbal Arregui’s papers were accepted to the Joint Biennial Conference of the Slovak Association of Social Anthropologists (SASA) and Czech Associations for Social Anthropology (CASA) titled: Vulnerability and Resilience: Adaptive Strategies and Global Change. The conference will take place in Bratislava on 9 and 10 November 2018. Hope to see you there! Continue reading “CASA/SASA 2018”
Marianna Szczygielska and Erica von Essen will give papers at the “(Un)Common Worlds” Human-Animal Studies Conference — 7–9 August 2018 Turku, Finland. The program looks fascinating indeed!
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
Workshop jointly organized by our team (CEFRES/Institute of Ethnology CAS) together with Erica von Essen (SLU) kindly supported by the Swedish Hunting Association through the grant “Challenges Facing Swedish Hunting Ethics in Post-Modernity”.
16-17 October 2018
Narodni 18, Prague 1, Czech Republic
We are pleased to announce that Luděk Brož and Erica von Essen have succeeded in proposing a panel for the 15th EASA Biennial Conference titled “Double Others? Non-human Migrants and Changing Moral Economies of Hunting”!