Experiments and Experimentality in Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies 2018 | Mayday 2018

Lomonosov Moscow State University

2017.12.15 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Tue 15 May Wed 16 May
Time 11:00    19:00
Location Lomonosov Moscow State University

May 15-16, 2018 at the Department of Ethnology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, will be taking place The International Conference “Experiments and Experimentality in Interdisciplinary Studies” involving Andreas Roepstorff, who is developing Experimental Anthropology at Aarhus University (Denmark), and Dimitris Xygalatas, who leads the Experimental Anthropology Lab at The University of Connecticut (USA), Professor Joe Dumit, University of California, Davis (USA), their colleagues and PhD students, and also Russian anthropologists interested in the issue of experiment as a method and experimentality as a principle of scientific research.

The conference is considered by its coordinators as a kind of “Mayday” for our discipline and suggests a constructive discussion of the following topics:

- Experiments in Science and Experiments on Science.

- Interdisciplinary Labs as a Form of Cooperation: Goals, Problems, and Results

- Under “Controlled Conditions” or/in “Natural Habitat”?

- The Observer Position during his/her Journey, Expedition, Experiment

- The Museum as a Lab.

Conference coordinators: Roman Ignatev, Andreas Roepstorff, Vasilisa Filatova, Dmitrii Funk.

 

Applications in free form to participate as speakers within the framework of the above topics should be sent to the conference email exanthro@gmail.com by February 28, 2018.

Decisions on acceptance will be communicated to applicants by conference coordinators no later than 31 March 2018.

 

Among conference participants we may mention the following persons (in alphabetical order): 

  • Aleksandra Arkhipova, PhD, Assistant Professor, Centre for Typological and Semiotic Folklore Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities; Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Theoretical Folklore Studies, RANEPA
  • Alexei Buldakov, artist, founder of Urban Fauna Lab (Moscow): .
  • Marina Butovskaya, D.Hist., Head, Department of Cross-cultural Psychology and Human Ethology, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor, Department of Ethnology, Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Sergei Cheshko, D.Hist., Editor in Chief, “Vestnik Antropologii / Herald of Anthropology”; Chief Researcher, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Joe Dumit, Professor of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and of Anthropology, Director, Institute for Social Sciences, University of California, Davis
  • Vasilisa Filatova, Postgraduate student, Department of Cross-cultural Psychology and Human Ethology, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences 
  • Dmitrii Funk, Dr.Hist., Chair, Department of Ethnology, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Editor in Chief, “Siberian Historical Research”
  • Katrin Heimann, PhD, Assistant Professor, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University
  • Roman Ignatev, PhD
  • Anders Norge Lauridsen, Doctoral student, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg
  • Andreas Roepstorff, Professor, Director, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University
  • Sergey Sokolovskiy, D.Hist., Editor in Chief, “Etnograficheskoe obozrenie journal / Ethnographic Review”; Chief Researcher, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI; representative of the Russian Federation)
  • Dimitris Xygalatas, PhD, Assistant Professor, Head, Experimental Anthropology Lab, University of Connecticut

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