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Lunch seminar with prof. Margaret Jolly

Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation is happy to announce the upcoming seminar with prof. Margaret Jolly from Australian National University. The seminar is a collaboration with Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group.

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CET will together with Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group at the Department of Social Anthropology, hold a lunch seminar with professor Margaret Jolly from Australian National University.

Time: Thursday 5 October, 12:15-13:00

Venue: Seminar room 8th floor (843), Social Science building, Fosswinckels gate 6.

 

Horizons and Rifts in Conversations About Climate Change in Oceania

Professor Margaret Jolly, Australian National University

In this lecture, Margaret Jolly reflects on some recent conversations about climate change, globally and in Oceania. Inspired by Dipesh Chakrabarty’s writing on horizons and rifts in these conversations and the challenges of writing history in the face of climate change, Jolly ponders how Oceania and Oceanic peoples figure in such dialogues and how indigenous knowledge and deep histories are simultaneously embraced and marginalized. Being ‘human’ requires an acknowledgement of both our shared global connections and the divisions of race and place which have a continuing and profound resonance in Oceania. But how might those differences be gendered? Are there differences between the embodied experiences of women and men in confronting climate change? Are men and women differentially represented in regional and global conversations about climate change?

Biography

Margaret Jolly is Deputy Director of the Research, School of Culture, History and Language, an ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. She is an historical anthropologist who has written extensively on gender in the Pacific, on exploratory voyages and travel writing, missions and contemporary Christianity, maternity and sexuality, cinema and art. She is currently developing a research programme on gender and climate change.

 

Lunch will be served, so please let us know you are coming by sending an e-mail to karin.lillevold@uib.no