Anthropology of Disasters

A research school is to be held from March 19 to March 30, 2012, at the Karakorum International University (KIU) in Gilgit on the topic: Anthropology of Disasters

The programme will include a 5 days workshop at the university (March 19-23, 2012) and and an excursion to Hunza and Gojal that examines the consequences of the Attabad landslide (March 25-30, 2012).

The workshop will be structured along the following topics:

  • Introduction/directions in the anthropology of disasters
  • Cultural interpretations of disasters
  • Disasters and gender relations
  • Politics of disasters
  • Anthropology and disaster management

Applications are invited from M. Phil and PhD students from all over Pakistan who are doing their research in social anthropology or other social sciences at universities in Germany and Pakistan who are engaged in empirical research about (“natural”) disasters are encouraged to apply for participation

Deadline is December 15, 2011. 

The research school is jointly organized by the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Karakorum International University, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan.

The research school is financed via the DAAD funding programme “German-Pakistani Research Collaborations” from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Applications are invited from M. Phil and PhD students from all over Pakistan who are doing their research in social anthropology or other social sciences at universities in Germany and Pakistan who are engaged in empirical research about (“natural”) disasters are encouraged to apply for participation Deadline is December 15, 2011

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