Transdisciplines, Translocalities, Transpecies – Hugh Raffles Will Give Talk at the 2009 CAG conference in Ottawa

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Event Date: May 27, 2009
Event Website: Event Webpage
City: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada

Hugh Raffles, professor of anthrology at The New School, New York.

The ‘translocal’ will be the focus of a keynote talk by Hugh Raffles at the Canadian Association of Geographer’s conference this May (see Raffles is Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research in New York. He is the author of the engaging and inventive book In Amazonia: A Natural History (2002). His newest book, The Illustrated Insectopedia, to be published by Pantheon this year, explores human-insect encounters in a wide range of times and places. Raffles’ CAG talk on 27th May is entitled ‘”Transdisciplines, Translocalities, Transpecies: Ethnographies of Category and Scale in the Human Sciences” and his visit is sponsored by NiCHE, the Environmental Studies Association of Canada, and the Confederation of Social Sciences and Humanities. The CAG Historical Geography Study Group, chaired by Andrew Baldwin, plans to host a reception following his talk. Stay tuned for further details.

Featured image: Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest, near Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, 2011. Photo by Neil Palmer. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

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Laura Jean Cameron is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen’s University, Kingston, and coordinates the Sonic Arts of Place Lab. As a Canada Research Chair in Historical Geographies of Nature (2003-2012), her work has investigated a range of field sciences as place-based practices and as cultural encounters. Before arriving at Queen’s, she held a Junior Research Fellowship in Historical Geography at Churchill College, Cambridge (1999-2002). She is the author of Openings: A Meditation on History, Method and Sumas Lake, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997 and co-author with John Forrester of Freud in Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017. She also co-edited Emotion, Place and Culture, Ashgate, 2009 and Rethinking the Great White North: Race, Nature and the Historical Geographies of Whiteness, UBC Press, 2011. Currently she enjoys writing in various genres about fieldwork, emotions and nature, collaborating on sound installations, and hosting the Fireplace Series: Interdisciplinary Conversations, a podcast series you can listen to here:

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