Anthropologists embracing the non-human

Learning with fish, trees, seeds, microbes, oysters & earth-beings

This stream aims to explore anthropological ways of engaging with other-than-human beings by thinking of the entanglements of relations that constitute nature or the environment. It will outline how anthropologists engage with and learn from the life of animals and plants, and the recent work that has been done within multispecies studies. The long history in anthropology of engaging with “others” has provided a set of toolkits and insights into the possibilities of knowing and understanding these other beings. This has been of interest to humanities, standing as a support for exploring interspecies otherness.

Stream organisers: Karin Ahlberg and Bengt G. Karlsson.