Plenary C
Young scholars forum

Convenors:
Alberto Corsin Jimenez (Spanish National Research Council (CSIC))
Klavs Sedlenieks (Riga Stradins University)
Format:
Plenaries
Location:
A-002
Start time:
3 August, 2014 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

YSF looks into the future of anthropology through a debate about experiments with the form and content of anthropological presentation. YSF starts with 8 very short presentations, followed by a discussion on the current state of anthropology and novel digital and visual forms of communication View the presentations at this URL: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqT7STVwsocQdOyuojiCAjv4fGvcohxym

Long abstract:

This year Young Scholars Forum proposes to look into the future of anthropology through a debate about experiments with the form and content of anthropological presentation. The event will start with 7 very short video+oral presentations by young scholars illustrating emerging anthropological talent, themes and ideas. The format is purposely designed to provoke some thoughts on the registers of anthropological description. The presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the current state of anthropology, and in particular on the ways in which anthropology can experiment with novel digital and visual forms of communication, at a time where the Internet has opened-up a "long tail" of audiences, but where notions of impact, excellence and evidence-based research are constraining what "knowledge" is understood to be. The organisers hope that the Young Scholars Forums will properly become a venue for pulsating what anthropology is up to today.