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Public Anthropologist Conference – May 8

May 8, 2020 VENUE: BERGEN GLOBAL, JEKTEVIKSBAKKEN 31, BERGEN 12:50  Coffee and welcome 13:00  Introduction, Antonio De Lauri (CMI) 13:15  Costs of War: A Usable Model for Public Intellectual Work, Catherine Lutz (Brown University) 13:45  A Public Conscience? Peace at a War Museum, Tobias Kelly (University of Edinburgh) 14:15  Social Anthropologists and their Publics, Shalini …

Harmony ideology at The Hague: Myanmar before the International Court of Justice

In what ways can Laura Nader’s concept of “harmony ideology” (1990) help us shed light on an ongoing international legal dispute over genocide accusations? In her village ethnography from rural southern Mexico of the 1960s, Nader demonstrated that Talean Zapotec judges were “active in articulating a harmony model for dispute resolution” in order to prevent …

Illumination in Dark Times: David Scott on Stuart Hall

The following interview was recorded at the House of Literature in Oslo on October 15, 2019. The interview has been transcribed by Gard Ringen Høibjerg (INN University College), and edited and amended for clarity by Sindre Bangstad, David Scott and Antonio De Lauri. Sindre: First of all, David, I am going to cite one of …