25 de Junho de 2012
Segunda-feira, pelas 15H00, Sala Polivalente
ICS - Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Prof. Anibal Bettencourt, nº 9, Lisboa
Organização: Elsa Peralta (ICS-UL) e David Picard (CRIA)
Seminar "Anthropology ans Advocacy: Land Claims, Indigenous Rights,...and Job Opprtunities in Australia"
This coming Monday, at 3pm, at ICS-University of Lisbon, Prof David Trigger from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, will lead a seminar introducing to the fields of Anthropology and Advocacy. Using his own experience as anthropologist-expert, he will illustrate the role anthropologists can play in the resolution of land tenure, indigenous rights and resource ownership conflicts. The seminar is open to the public and will appeal to academics and practitioners interested in or working in the fields of resource management and extraction, heritage and interpretation, land tenure and indigenous modernities and cosmopolitanisms. Prof Trigger will also briefly introduce to the current perspectives of the Australian job market for anthropologists and other social scientists, both in the public and private sectors.
David Trigger is Professor of Anthropology and the Head of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland. His research interests encompass the different meanings attributed to land and nature across diverse sectors of society and in different countries. His current work on Australian society focuses on a comparison of pro-development, environmentalist and Aboriginal perspectives on land and nature, and a study of 'nature, culture and belonging' in an urban city environment. He is the author of Whitefella comin': Aboriginal responses to colonialism in northern Australia (Cambridge University Press) and the co-edited collection, Disputed territories: land, culture and identity in settler societies (Hong Kong University Press).