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Heroes and Villains in the Anthropocene

Heroes and Villains in the Anthropocene a virtual seminar series (Spring – Autumn 2021)

Read a detailed programme HERE, and save the following dates: 
(pre-registration: candida.furber@brunel.ac.uk)

  • 7 April 2021, 1-2pmLove or disgust: One Butterfly, Two Worlds? -  Columba Gonzalez-Duarte (Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax)
  • 28 April 2021, 1-2pmOn Parasites and Commensals. Stories of Ambivalent Potato Com- panionships across Anthropocene Spaces and Times, Olivia Angé (Université libre de Bruxelles)
  • 19 May 2021, 1-2pm: Indigenous Peoples and their Role as “Bearers of Hope” in the Anthropocene: Critical Reflections from Indonesian Borneo, Michaela Haug (University of Cologne)
  • 9 June 2021, 1-2pm:  All heroes and all villains. Remarks from rabies in India and COVID- 19 in Italy, Deborah Nadal (University of Glasgow)
  • 30 June 2021, 1-2pmTibetan Medicine, Conservation and Covid- 19 in the Anthropo- cene: Diagnosing the Spiritual Revenge of Nature?, Jan van der Valk (University of Vienna)
  • 21 July 2021, 1-2pm: Anthropocene atmospheric animals: Ruminations with climate cattle, Jonathon Turnbull, Catherine Oliver & Adam Searle (University of Cambridge)
  • 8 September 2021, 1-2pm: Orangutans as gateway species: charismatic megafauna as interspecies portals of concern, Hannah Fair (University of Oxford)
  • 29 September 2021, 1-2pm: Autonomy and culpability on a Malaysian plantation: the case of the Batek, Alice Rudge (University College London)
  • 20 October 2021, 1-2pm: In search for fire villains: blame and wilful blindness in Indonesia’s peatlands, Viola Schreer (Brunel University London)