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Vorträge & Konferenzbeiträge

  • Environmental Anthropology and the challenge of imagining and shaping alternative futures

    • Vortrag von Michaela Haug beim Gründungstreffen des EASA Environment and Anthropology Network "Perspectives and stories in a world of facts and figures? Exploring the potential of anthropology in tackling environmental issues", Köln, 12.-13. Dezember 2019
    • https://gssc.uni-koeln.de/31992.html

  • Social negotiations along frontiers: dynamics, limitations and closures

  • Framing the future through the lens of hope: Environmental change, diverse hopes and the challenge of engagement

  • Future-Making along Southeast Asian frontiers

  • Understanding rural change in Asia today

    • Panel auf der 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Leiden, 16.-19. Juli 2019
    • Organisation: Michaela Haug zusammen mit Gerben Nooteboom, John McCarthy und Takeshi Ito

  • Aspiring self-determined lives: Rural transformations as expressions of Future-Making

    • Vortrag von Michaela Haug im Panel Understanding rural change in Asia today auf der 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Leiden, 16.-19. Juli 2019


  • HAUG, Michaela. In Vorbereitung. Framing the future through the lens of hope: Environmental change, diverse hopens and the challenge of engagement. In: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie; Sonderheft zum 150. Jubiläum der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie.
  • HAUG, Michaela (2018): Eine Zukunft ohne Wald? Indigene Perspektiven auf Umweltveränderungen, Waldverlust und Entwicklung in Kalimantan. In: Geographische Rundschau, 4/2018, S. 32-38.
  • HAUG, Michaela (2018): Claiming rights to the forest in East Kalimantan: Challenging power and presenting culture. In: SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 33(2), S. 341-361.

Reading Group

Unser Projekt führt eine Reading Group an der Universität zu Köln durch. Bei jeder Sitzung wird eine bestimmte Thematik oder Literaturauswahl mit Bezug zur Future Anthropology bearbeitet (in englischer Sprache):

  • November 18, 2019: Looking at recent publications about future anthropology, we compared the introductory chapters of two volumes:

    • BRYANT, Rebecca / Daniel M. KNIGHT (2019): The Anthropology of the Future. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • SALAZAR, Juan Francisco / Sarah PINK (2017): Anthropologies and Futures: Researching Emerging and Uncertain Worlds. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

  • December 2, 2019: We took a detailed look at the concepts of expectation, speculation, potentiality and hope as presented in BRYANT / KNIGHT's volume.
  • December 16, 2019: Continuing from the last session, we looked at BRYANT / KNIGHT's take on the concepts of imagination, anticipation and destiny, especially in comparison to APPADURAI, Arjun (2013): The Future as cultural fact: Essays on the global condition. London, New York: Verso.
  • January 13, 2020: We looked at two important articles regarding the anthropology of time:

    • MUNN, Nancy D. (1992): The Cultural Anthropology of Time: A critical essay. In: Annual Review of Anthropology, 21, pg. 93-123.
    • HODGES, Matt (2008): Rethinking time’s arrow: Bergson, Deleuze and the anthropology of time. In: Anthropological Theory, 8(4), pg. 399-429.

  • January 27, 2020: We continued to discuss HODGES' use of the la durée concept from the previous session and expanded our view to the practice-theory-oriented approach of timespace outlined by Ted Schatzki in the following chapter:

    • SCHATZKI, Ted (2009): Timespace and the organization of social life. In: SHOVE, Elizabeth et al. (eds): Time, consumption and everyday life: Practice, materiality and culture. Oxford, New York: Berg, pg. 35-48.

  • February 10, 2020: Concluding our ongoing discussion of temporality and the Anthropology of time, we took a close look at the following article:

    • RINGEL, Felix (2016): Beyond temporality: Notes on the anthropology of time from a shrinking fieldsite. In: Anthropological Theory, 16(4), pg. 390-412.

Nach einer pandemiebedingten Unterbrechung im Frühjahr 2020 nahm unsere Reading Group ihre Aktivitäten in virtueller Form als Videokonferenz wieder auf:

  • June 8, 2020: To restart our activities, we discussed the state of our research and the influence of 'future' concepts and the literature of our reading group on our works.
  • June 22, 2020: Expanding our scope on further future-oriented concepts, we discussed two introductory chapters dealing the concept of 'waiting':

    • HAGE, Ghassan (2009): Introduction. In: HAGE, Ghassan (ed.): Waiting. Melbourne: MUP.
    • BANDAK, Andreas / Manpreet K. JANEJA (2018): Introduction: Worth the Wait. In: BANDAK, Andreas / Manpreet K. JANEJA (ed.): Ethnographies of Waiting: Doubt, hope and uncertainty. London, New York: Bloomsbury, pg. 1-39.

  • July 13, 2020: Deepening our discussions about 'Waiting', we looked at HAGE's as well as other authors' take on 'Stuck(ed)ness':

    • HAGE, Ghassan (2009): Waiting out the crisis: On stuckedness and governmentality. In: HAGE, Ghassan (ed.): Waiting. Melbourne: MUP.
    • BENDIXSEN, Synnøve / THOMAS Hylland ERIKSEN (2018): Time and the Other: waiting and hope among irregular migrants. In: BANDAK, Andreas / Manpreet K. JANEJA (ed.): Ethnographies of Waiting: Doubt, hope and uncertainty. London, New York: Bloomsbury, pg. 87-112.
    • JEFFERSON, Andrew / Simon TURNER / Steffen JENSEN (2019): Introduction: On Stuckness and sites of confinement. In: Ethnos, 84(1), pg. 1-13.

  • July 27, 2020: We discussed the following text:

    • SCHIELKE, Samuli (2008): Boredom and despair in rural Egypt. In: Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim life, 2(3), pg. 251-270.

  • August 10 and August 24, 2020: Furthering our discussions on the concept of 'Hope', we took detailed looks at the following two articles:

    • WEBB, Darren (2007): Modes of Hoping. In: History of Human Sciences, 20(3), pg. 65-83.
    • JANSEN, Stef (2016): For a relational, historical ethnography of hope: Indeterminacy and determination in the Bosnian and Herzegovinian meantime. In: History and Anthropology, 27(4): pg. 447-464.

  • September 21, 2020: Swivelling towards more specific case studies, we discussed the topic of 'Rural Youth and Future' by looking at two examples from Kenya and Indonesia:

    • AFANDE, Francis Ofunya / William Nderitu MAINA / Mathenge Paul MAINA (2015): Youth engagement in agriculture in Kenya: Challenges and prospects. In: Journal of Culture, Society and Development, 7, pg. 4-19.
    • WHITE, Ben (2012): Indonesian rural youth transitions: Employment, mobility and the future of agriculture. In: BOOTH, Anne / Chris MANNING (ed.): Land, livelihood, the economy and environment in Indonesia. Jakarta: Yayasan POI, pg. 243-263.