Beastly Tales from the Himalaya: an anthropology for the Anthropocene

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology

Online and in-person public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)


Dr Nayanika Mathur

Dr Nayanika Mathur


Professor Laura Bear

Professor Laura Bear

This lecture centres changing human-nonhuman relations in the Indian Himalaya to probe the role of anthropology in the Anthropocene.

The Anthropocene is taken to constitute not just a new geologic age of the planet characterised by extreme events, biodiversity loss, the melting of glaciers, etc. – the climate crisis – but also as an imperative of finding new ways of doing and communicating anthropological labour.

Meet our speaker and chair

Nayanika Mathur (@NayanikaM) is Associate Professor in Anthropology, Fellow of Wolfson College, and Director of the South Asian Studies Programme at the University of Oxford. 

Laura Bear is Head of the Department of Anthropology at LSE and specializes in the anthropology of the economy, infrastructures and time.

More about this event

LSE Anthropology (@LSEAnthropology) is world famous and world leading. Our work is based on ethnographic research: detailed studies of societies and communities in which we have immersed ourselves via long term fieldwork. Placing the everyday lives and meanings of ordinary people - whoever and wherever they are - at the heart of the discipline, we take nothing for granted.

This event is the Malinowski Memorial Lecture 2022.

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