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I Tomsk Anthropological Forum is soon to be launched

Next Thursday, September 15, First Tomsk Anthropological Forum (TAF–2016) will welcome its participants at Tomsk State University. The Forum is to be launched as a platform for broad and open discussion and intellectual exchange on current theoretical and practical issues of social anthropology.

The TAF–2016 will discuss problems relating to such challenges of today as the intensification and complexity of migration flows, the spread of new information technologies, and the intensive development of natural resources in new territories. In the ‘migration – technologies – resources and people’ thematic framework, it is planned to revisit the current ways of conceptualizing in social anthropology and to try and find new theoretical approaches to and languages of description for both old and relatively new issues in the field.  

The registration of TAF participants is to start at 09:30 and be followed by an opening plenary meeting in the Grand Conference-Hall of TSU Research Library (34, Lenin Ave.), at 10:00.

Prominent Russian and foreign anthropologists to appear at the Forum (keynote speakers):

September 15, 10:30–11:30Serguei Oushakine (Princeton University, USA): “Optics instead of Phonetics: on the Visual Languages of Nations”

September 15, 13:30-14:30 – Ayse Caglar (University of Vienna, Austria): “The Spatial and Temporal Frameworks of Migration Scholarship: Challenges for the 21st Century”

September 16, 11:30-12:30 – Sergey Sokolovskiy (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow): “The Future of Anthropology: Cross-, Inter-, Multi-, Trans-, or Post-Disciplinarity?”

September 17, 15:30-16:30 – Dmitriy Funk (Tomsk State University, Moscow State University): “Anthropology in Search of a New Language of Description: What, Where, and How Do We Search?”

The TAF full programme can be found here.

All interested are welcome to attend.

The project "Man in a Changing World. Identity and Social Adaptation: Past and Present" is funded by the Russian Government
(grant #14.В25.31.0009)
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