Seminar Programme

Helsinki Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars 2020-2021

Fridays 4:15-5:45 pm, Zoom


Because of the current uncertain situation with Covid-19, the Friday anthropology seminars will be moving to Zoom, at least until the end of this year. We hope to be able to bring back in-person seminars in 2021, which is the reason we are not listing the whole year’s events at the beginning of the year.

The Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 649 3802 4243 Passcode: AnthSems

Please note that because some of our speakers are based in the US, we are starting the seminars at 4:15 pm during this semester.


25.9.2020 Loretta Lou, University of Macau and LSE

Freedom as ethical practices: on the possibility of freedom through freeganism and freecycling in Hong Kong

2.10.2020 Heath Cabot, University of Pittsburgh

The Magic of Bureaucracy in Athens’ Social Solidarity Clinics and Pharmacies

23.10.2020 Antoinette Jackson, University of South Florida

Intangible Cultural Heritage and Living Communities – Curating ethnographic resources and engaging people

13.11.2020 Janet Roitman, New School for Social Research

Africa Rising:  Class or Finance?

4.12.2020 Miha Kozorog, University of Ljubljana

Borderwork with Wildlife on the Slovenian-Hungarian Border: On the Intersection of Border and Multispecies Ethnography

NB: Teaching break week is 19-23 October 2020.

2021: TBA

We will announce the 2021 seminars by December 2020, once we have a better idea about travel arrangements.