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Anthropology and geography: dialogues past, present and future

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This conference has unfortunately been cancelled

The Royal Anthropological Institute believes that anthropology and geography should be close, all the more so as the two disciplines have so much in common, both today and in the past. It hopes very much that through this conference, existing dialogues can be explored and further conversations take place on a host of vital issues including the Anthropocene, definitions of ethnology, methodology and fieldwork, contemporary understanding, education and public awareness, and the place of our disciplines in the modern world. We hope equally that this will lead to a shared intellectual understanding of our past and the emergence of the two disciplines, and an even closer engagement in the future, particularly in terms of emerging fields of mutual interest: e.g. digital media, geospatial mapping, and satellite photography.

Thu 4 Jun 18:00-20:30
Fri 5 Jun 09:00-17:30
Sat 6 Jun 09:00-18:00
Sun 7 Jun 09:00-18:00

The conference will be held in the Clore Centre of the British Museum and at Senate House, SOAS University of London. The opening keynote lecture will take place at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on the evening of 4 June. Further information is available on the Royal Anthropological Institute's website. 

Organised in partnership with the British Museum, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and SOAS University of London.


Image: Chart of the Red Sea © Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)