We are happy to announce that we received a grant from Wenner-Gren Foundation to support a workshop entitled "Thrift in Anthropology: Between Thriftiness and Wasting", which will take place in Pilsen in October 2018.
On November 9, Daniel presented a paper entitled 'Transforming Value Near the End of the Value Chain: Informal Economy in a Czech Landfill' at School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. Thank you for a feedback guys!
We joined Visegrád Anthropologists’ Network at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle: www.eth.mpg.de/4607479/news_2017_10_13_01
On January 21, Daniel Sosna, the member of PGP, presented Ladislav Holy Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Czech Association for Social Anthropology. The presentation was focused on informal economy of waste approached via the perspective of ordinary ethics. Czech abstract is here: LHL...
This is our blog post concerning the new book: oxbowdbbc.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/archaeologies-of-waste-encounters-with-the-unwanted/
Our edited volume Archaeologies of Waste is finally out:www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/archaeologies-of-waste.html#.WDril7ZCTmo.twitter
Our last presentation was focused on military waste in a former military reservation Brdy in the Czech Republic. www.eventscribe.com/2013/app/tweets.asp?AccountID=11923642&EventID=2903&ClientID=532&PresentationID=211039&BoothID=&PresenterID=&PosterID=
Our edited volume entitled 'Archaeologies of Waste: Encounters with the Unwanted' was annouced on Oxbow Books' web: https://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/archaeologies-of-waste.html The book will be published during 2016.
At the end of April Dr. Andrew Sanchez from the University of Kent in Canterbury visited our department in Pilsen and presented an interesting paper entitled "Creation and Transformation: Work, Skill and Value in an Indian Scrap Yard". Abstract: For the employees of an Indian scrap-metal yard, work...
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...