Instituttets Dag - Special Edition
Fejring af Æresdoktor
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
11. november 2021, kl. 15.30 til 17.30
Christian Hansen Auditoriet, CSS 34.0.01
15:30 Velkomst ved Institutleder Bjarke Oxlund
15:35 Nomineringstale ved Professor Susan Whyte
15:45 Forelæsning ved Æresdoktor Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen
16:30 Afsluttende bemærkninger ved Professor Emeritus Kirsten Hastrup
Ansatte, studerende og andre interesserede er velkomne til denne Special Edition af Instituttets Dag, den 11 november 2021, på Institut for Antropologi.
OBS! Programmet vil foregå på engelsk.
Abstract (in english)
In the space of a few decades, we humans have decimated wildlife, increased productivity in agriculture and aquaculture with technological means leading to potentially catastrophic unintended consequences, expanded logging industries and mining operations exponentially, and inspired the coining of the term Anthropocene as a general designation for the current era, characterised by the presence of human ecological footprints everywhere on the planet. Since the beginning of the fossil fuel revolution, human population has increased eightfold, while energy consumption has grown by a factor of 30. At the same time, the forces of nation-building, state power and global modernity have contributed to cultural standardisation and homogenisation. The same global processes that lead to a loss of biodiversity also contribute to a loss of cultural diversity, and anthropology should now take on this dual challenge: What is going on, what are the forces of resistance, and how do people respond? The perspective is global, but the ethnographic examples are local, just as it should be in anthropology.