Event Date: May 27, 2009
Event Website: Event Webpage
City: Vancouver, BC
The ‘translocal’ will be the focus of a keynote talk by Hugh Raffles at the Canadian Association of Geographer’s conference this May (see http://ocs.sfu.ca/fedcan/index.php/cag2009/). 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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