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.
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 the 22nd June, Paul Keil will be giving a (non-pig) paper at School of Oriental and African Studies, London, for the 2nd SOAS Elephant Conference. The talk is titled Scaffolding the Elephant: Becoming domestic and living by the norms of the human world
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 May 2019 our team’s guest, Professor Jane Desmond, gave a lecture within Gellner Seminar series entitled: Medicine, Value, and Knowledge Across the Species Line: Contemporary U.S. Veterinary Medicine as Cultural Practice