Welcome to the web pages of the Pilsen Garbage Project focused on the relationship between humans and waste. This web provides essential information about our aims, theoretical basis, methodology, publication activities, and members of the research team. Also, we include useful links to other institutions, projects, and scholars interested in human waste.


Josh Reno's Lecture

19/04/2015 04:56
In March Dr. Joshua Reno from Binghamton University, State University of New York, visited our department in Pilsen and presented an interesting paper entitled "The Blasphemous Life of American Landfills". Abstract: According to Eugene Thacker (2011), "Blasphemous life is the life that is living...


18/12/2013 10:22
We are happy to announce that our team received a grant from the Czech Science Foundation for the period 2014-2016. The project is entitled 'Social Dimension of Household Waste: Consumption in the Post-Socialist Space'

Lecture in Canterbury

18/12/2013 10:13
On December 5 we presented a paper entitled 'Archaeologies of the Unwanted: Rubbish in Human World' at School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. We received an excellent critical feedback about our essential concepts and methodological approaches. Also, our...

2013 Field Season

17/09/2013 13:40
Our second field season was a success. We had a lot of support from the recycling center in Valcha near Pilsen where our data recording took place and our field assitants - MA students - made a great job in data recording. Also, the use and synchronization of two iPads powered by Filemaker Go...

EAA session

18/09/2012 14:41
During the 19th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, which was held during September 4-8, 2013 in Plzeň, we organized a session entitled 'Garbage and (Non)humans'. The session turned to be interesting and we enjoyed some stimulating discussions. Now we are preparing a...
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