Seminars » 2014
On the 19th of May, 4pm (Donelaičio str. 52, room 309) The Centre of Social Anthropology invites you to a seminar, given by Prof. Dr. Ullrich Kockel. He will speak about - Converting a Youth Movement: from "German Youth of the East" to "German Youth in Europe"
The seminar presents work in progress on an interdisciplinary research programme led by Prof. Dr. Ullrich Kockel at Gottingen University, Germany. Drawing on intercultural negotiation of memory, heritage, place and displacement, the programme is based on an anthropological investigation of the Deutsche Jugend des Ostens (German Youth of the East). Established in 1951 to bring together organizations of refugee/expellee youth from areas of German settlement in Eastern Europe, the Deutsche Jugend des Ostens was perceived as ‘cadre-forge’ of nationalism. In 1974, it was re-constituted as Deutsche Jugend in Europa, a part of the European movement. Following German unification in 1990, it became an umbrella organization for immigrant youth groups of the world. Such converting of a youth movement is a fascinating case study of controversial politico-cultural social change from ‘lost homelands’ and irredentist nationalism to integrationist multiculturalism of European ‘unity in diversity’.
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On the 12th of May, 4pm (Donelaičio str. 52, room 309) The Centre of Social Anthropology invites you to a seminar, given by Dr. Aivita Putnina. She will speak about - Medical Anthropology in Practice: Entangled between a Chronic Disaster and One's Own Responsibility in Israel and Palestine
Dr. Aivita Putnina looks into a case when the disaster has become chronic. Physical and political cut-off of Palestian territories constantly re-generates the crisis but at the same creates links between the countries mediated by humanitarian and medical aid actions. The case allows questioning assumptions of humanitarian and medical action as essentially Christianity-based actions picking the responsibility as the central analytical concept. The paper is based on COST Action Disaster Bioethics Group work activities, 28 interviews and conversations and observations during 10 visits to Israeli and Palestinian hospitals, fieldwork in an ambulance service and a mobile clinic in early 2014.
On the 30th of April, 5pm (Donelaičio str. 52, room 309) The Centre of Social Anthropology invites you to a seminar, given by Kristina Garalytė. She will speak about the topic - Enable the Untouchables: the Identity Politics of Dalit Students in India
On the 17th of April, 4pm (Donelaičio str. 52, room 423) The Centre of Social Anthropology invites you to a seminar, given by Ieva Zakarevičiūtė. She will speak about - Imaging Woman in the Streets of Cairo: Analysis of Cairo Graffiti
Revolutionary and post revolutionary period in Egypt created emerging and vivid public spheres that became communication milieus for various strata of society, where new ideas and concept were confronting old and established perceptions. Hereby, genre of political graffiti in Cairo was formed, and with a time lapse it became an integral part of revolution itself. Shortly graffiti started to be seen with glorified and romanticised connotations, graffiti artists presented as resistance fighters: primarily against regime, thereafter against security forces and lastly against Muslim Brotherhood, and their works were seen as tributes to revolution and its illustration.
Although approaching graffiti as dominated’s resistance against dominator indeed explains wide realm of this societal conduct, nevertheless it regards graffiti only as a pro or counter statement. Thus, often significant side-meanings and social perceptions on various matters are omitted.
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On the 21st of February, 1pm (Donelaičio str. 52, room 309) The Centre of Social Anthropology invites you to a seminar, given by Goda Palekaitė. She will speak about - Space of San: between "Life Museum" and daily life of Namibian village