Episode 9: The humanness of humanity has a history 

In the 9th episode of PUAN podcast, co-host Saumya Pandey interviews anthropologist Mark Goodale on the history of human rights. The humaneness of humanity has a history. And Goodale’s work shows that this history is foregrounded in relation to geopolitical and economic history. He asks if a distinction at all can be drawn between politics and economy …

Episode 8: Writing history beyond disciplinary constraints 

In the 8th episode of PUAN podcast, co-host Saumya Pandey interviews anthropologist Jeevan Sharma on how to write a history and ethnography of the speedy transformations in Nepal. Sharma’s work looks beyond disciplinary boundaries to study the political and economic inequities that has historically informed the social life in Nepal. There is no way of …

Episode 5: Science and economy of selling pesticides

In the 5th episode of PUAN podcast, co-host Saumya Pandey interviews Historian Elena Conis on how risky pesticides were culturally accepted and what kind of role did science play in its acceptance. Professor Conis explains how scientific research during war and epidemics prioritized some types of scientific questions over others, and how this approach built …

In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and Call for Dismantling Structural Racism in Germany

Public statement issued by the Working Group Public Anthropology, German Anthropological Association. Drafted on 6 June 2020   Follow us on Twitter @AGPublicAnthro and Facebook In the aftermath of the brutal police killing of George Floyd, nation-wide protests have erupted against police violence and structural anti-Black racism in the United States. In most major cities …

Public Anthropologist Award 2021

Public Anthropologist Award (PUAN-A) is awarded to a social and cultural anthropologist who has published an outstanding contribution that addresses – in innovative, engaging and compelling ways – key societal issues related to one or more of the following topics: violence, war, poverty, social movements, freedom, aid, rights, injustice, inequality, social exclusion, racism, health, and …

Suggested by Public Anthropologist: On an Empty Stomach

Public Anthropologist‘s suggested reading today is On an Empty Stomach. Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief. Research, activism and policy debates on the issue of hunger continue to be high on the political agenda at the global level. Moving away from contingent assessments, especially common in this time of coronavirus, Tom Scott-Smith provides  an informative …

Bergen Anthropology Day 2019

Friday 13. September, 12:00-16:10. Tivoli (1st floor), Det Akademiske Kvarter, Olav Kyrres gate 49   12:00-13:00    Complimentary lunch (Tivoli, 1st floor) 13:00-13:10    Welcome and introduction: Ståle Knudsen (UiB) 13:10-13:30    “Mare Nullius? Sea Level Rise and Maritime Sovereignties in the Pacific – An Expanded Anthropology of Climate Change”, Edvard Hviding (UiB) 13:30-13:50    “Transoceanic Fishers: Multiple Mobilities …

Call for Papers: The Illicit Global Economy Discourse

Special Issue of Public Anthropologist Guest Editors: Luigi Achilli and Gabriella Sanchez (European University Institute) In the contemporary literature on transnational organized crime it is common to find references to how criminal actors – from migrant smugglers to drug traffickers to weapons dealers – have hijacked the global economy, creating in the process a criminal …