18 March 2023 | Seminar Series

Anthropology of Migration and Politics of Care (5th TAIHI Seminar)

The Anthropological Institute of Hiroshima (TAIHI) is pleased to announce lectures by Dr. Roberto Beneduce and Dr. Simona Taliani on March 18, 2023. Dr. Beneduce is an Italian anthropologist and psychiatrist whose research focuses on traumatic memories in immigrants and asylum seekers from Africa. Dr. Taliani is a medical and psychological anthropologists whose concern is the problems of motherhood of immigrant women in Italy.

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20 February 2023 | Seminar Series

Stefan Ecks Lecture on Embodied Value Theory

The Anthropological Institute of Hiroshima (TAIHI) is pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Stefan Ecks on embodied value theory, the novel anthropological theory that explains how living entities value life by way of biocommensuration. The lecture will take place at Hiroshima University at 1600JST on February 20, 2023. You are invited to take part either at the venue or online.

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4 December 2022 | Symposium

The Nuclear Energy Machine and Tiny Voices: A Dialogue Between Cultural Anthropologists and a Poet

The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology holds a public symposium every year to introduce anthropological ideas to a wide audience. This year’s symposium will focus on the issue of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. It is not only human beings who were exposed to the atomic bombings, nor are Hiroshima and Nagasaki alone. While rethinking the atomic bombing in the context of the global “nuclear machine,” we will explore the meaning of listening to and expressing the “tiny voices” of humans, animals, and plants that leak out from the bomb through a dialogue between poetic and anthropological imagination, with poet Arthur Binard as our guest speaker.

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29 November 2022 | Seminar Series

Making and Remaking Urban Ecologies across Manila's Edge

As always in the process of making, cities are where diverse peoples, objects, natures and relations are assembled in building and maintaining particular socioecological arrangements across space. In the book Urban Ecologies on the Edge: Making Manila’s Resource Frontier, I tell one such urban socioecological story within and beyond the boundaries of cities as they expand their edges. By enrolling resources from elsewhere, this process reconstitutes both urban and rural spaces, ecologies and lives. […]

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