Seminar “Bridging global environmental sciences and anthropology of nature”

17 Apr 2019 - 17 Apr 2019

03:00 AM – 05:30 AM

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH, Vietnam France university) would like to invite lecturers, researchers, experts, students and others to participate in the Seminar “Bridging global environmental sciences and anthropology of nature”, with Prof. Philippe Descola, an outstanding anthropologist from College de France.

Time: 2.00PM - 4.30PM,  Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Location: Room 502, 5th Floor, A21 Building, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
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The event is a part of a series of seminars on anthropology, nature and environment by Prof. Philippe Descola at USTH, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Hanoi) and University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Ho Chi Minh City).

Through the seminar "Bridging global environmental sciences and anthropology of nature", Prof. Philippe Descola will present what is anthropology of nature. From this point of view, the Descola’s anthropology of nature will be very stimulating to overcome the so-called universal (modern) division between nature and culture and to show that in many cultures the world is not divided into two separate spheres. Philippe Descola will discuss how such approaches can help scientists to recompose an holistic world to better address contemporary environmental crises of Anthropocene.

Prof. Philippe DESCOLA is a french outstanding anthropologist. He initially specialized in the ethnology of Amazonia under the supervision of Claude Lévi-Strauss, focussing on how native societies related to their environment.

In 2000, he became professor in Anthropology of Nature at the Collège de France and also began directing the Laboratory of Social Anthropology, a joint project between the Collège de France, the EHESS, and the CNRS, while still continuing as director of studies at the EHESS.

He has repeatedly been invited as guest professor and has given lectures in over 40 universities and academic institutions abroad, including the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at Oxford, the George Lurcy Lecture at Chicago, the Munro Lecture at Edinburgh, the Radcliffe-Brown Lecture at the British Academy, the Clifford Geertz Memorial Lecture at Princeton, the Jensen Lecture at Frankfurt and the Victor Goldschmidt Lecture at Heidelberg.

He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the highest scientific distinction in France. He is an Officer in the French Legion of Honor (2010) and the French National Order of Merit (2004), and a Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms (1997). He is a foreign member of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.