Permanence: Anthropologies of what Stays: An Open Workshop

22 June 2017, 2.00 PM - 23 June 2017, 5.00 PM

43 Woodland Road, LR2. University of Bristol.

In a historical, social, and political moment where change, flux, and uncertainty dominate public imagination and private lives, what stays and becomes permanent? How do certain ideas and events, practices and objects acquire permanency across regional and temporal boundaries? How is permanence guarded and nurtured, imposed and contested? When is permanence a value, and when is it a curse?

Exploring the concept of permanence from different historical, theoretical, and regional perspectives, this open workshop challenges us to think of permanence as both indigenous concept and theoretical lens for reimagining historical events, social and cultural process, and individual lives.

For further details, please see the Permanence: Anthropologies of what Stays Programme (PDF, 3,563kB)

This event has been kindly supported by BIRTHA, the Leverhulme Trust and the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol.   

This workshop is free and open to all.

Contact information

Dr Alice Elliot

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