Posts by Transformations Network:
The organizers of the international exhibition ‘Approaches of Happiness’ are currently looking for people who want to participate in the production of a booklet and an on-going research / contemporary arts project on ‘happiness’.
We invite paper proposals for a panel at the “Networked Urban Mobilities” Conference in Copenhagen (5-7th of November 2014).
Thomas Hylland Eriksen is professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and author of “Engaging Anthropology: The Case for A Public Presence”. For the Transformations project, he speaks about anthropologists’ relation to the public, and deconstructs the fears we as social scientists often have when thinking about going public: One doesn’t need to oversimplify in order to bridge the gap from the research we do to a wider audience. So don’t be scared of story-telling and don’t hide the great characters and events you discover behind analysis, but rather let analysis speak through them.