Temporariness and the Everyday Conversations with Charles Piot and Ann Allison

Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 - 08:30

Please join the Anthropology Department, JWTC and Wiser in hosting Charles Piot and Ann Allison from Duke University in a day-long workshop discussing the concepts of ‘temporariness’ and ‘the everyday’. The schedule and readings are outlined below. All staff and postgraduate students are welcome.

08h30 – 09h30 Profs Piot and Allison host a discussion with postgraduate students

09h45 – 11h15 Session 1


Ludtke, The History of the Everyday (Preface and Chapter 1) Das, ‘The Event and the Everyday’ in Life and Words Blom-Hansen, tbc

11h15 – 11h30 Tea

11h30 – 13h00 Session 2


Allison, ‘In the Mud’ in Precarious Japan Harootunian, ‘Reflections from Fukushima’

13h00 – 14h00 Lunch

14h00 – 15h30 Session 3


Piot, ‘Hedging the Future’ Hage, ‘Waiting Out the Crisis’

Please RSVP to Najibha Deshmukh by Tuesday 1pm, Najibha.Deshmukh@wits.ac.za For further information, please contact Dr Hylton White, Anthropology, Hylton.White@wits.ac.za