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Watch recording of ‘Love or disgust: One Butterfly, Two Worlds?’ Columba Gonzalez-Duarte (Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax)

Thanks to Columba Gonzalez-Duarte (Mount Saint Vincent University Halifax) for a fascinating, thought-provoking first seminar in our ‘Heroes and Villains in the Anthropocene’ virtual seminar series on how the Monarch butterfly bridges incommensurable worlds while destabilising binary hero/villain narratives within them.  If you couldn’t join us, please watch the recording here.

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‘Heroes and Villains in the Anthropocene’ Virtual Seminar series. Spring – Autumn 2021. Invitation to pre-register

We are delighted to announce our Virtual Seminar series; ‘Heroes and Villains in the Anthropocene’, organised as part of the ‘Refiguring Conservation in/for ‘the Anthropocene: The Global Lives of the Orangutan’ project (ERC Starting Grant no.758494, https://globallivesoftheorangutan.org) at Brunel University London. Please find the full programme of events here. The seminars will be held via […]

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Heroes and Villains in the Anthropocene: A virtual seminar series (Spring & Summer 2021). Call for papers

We invite proposals for presentations to contribute to a virtual seminar series on ‘Heroes and Villains in the Anthropocene’ (Spring and Summer 2021). Organised as part of the Refiguring Conservation in/for ‘the Anthropocene’: The Global Lives of the Orangutan project (ERC Starting Grant no. 758494, https://globallivesoftheorangutan.org/) at Brunel University London, this series aims to bring […]

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New publication: “Conservation and the social sciences: Beyond critique and co‐optation. A case study from orangutan conservation”

We’re delighted to announce that GLO’s first major publication – an interdisciplinary collaboration between conservation and social scientists – has just been published in People and Nature! ‘Conservation and the social sciences: beyond critique and co-optation. A case study from orangutan conservation’ is the product of our December 2018 workshop on the same theme. It […]

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GLO featured on the Arch and Anth Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dr Michael Rivera for his Arch and Anth Podcast, in an episode that gives listeners a glimpse of some of GLO’s ongoing research. Michael is doing some really important work in making aspects of archaeology and anthropology accessible the wider public, and I really enjoyed chatting about […]

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Conservation and the Social Sciences: Beyond Critique and Co-optation

In December 2018, GLO organized its first major event: a workshop called “Conservation and the social sciences: beyond critique and co-optation”. Putting conservation scientists and professionals and anthropologists and other social scientists in conversation, it asked how the conservation/social science relationship could be pushed beyond two common impasses – critique and co-optation. The outcome, as Paul […]

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