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Interdisciplinary workshop on “Multispecies Contact Zones: Consumption, Conservation, and Conflict”,

November 15, 2023

Location: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark 

The “Who Owns Nature”-team from the University of Southern Denmark and the “Sustainable Naturecultures and Multispecies Future”-group from University of Lapland warmly invite you for a collaborative workshop exploring the complex intersections between human societies and various species, addressing issues of consumption, conservation, and conflict. This interdisciplinary gathering will bring together researchers from different fields to engage in an inspiring day of knowledge exchange and method experiments. In the morning, the programme will feature presentations by expert speakers. In the afternoon, we will engage in a “walking-with” activity in order to transfer our focus to more-than-human interactions in a less human-centred way, with the goal of fostering new interdisciplinary reflections about the workshop theme. 

Workshop objectives

  • Examine the dynamics of multispecies contact zones, where humans and non-human species intersect.
  • Investigate the implications of consumption patterns on ecosystems and biodiversity.
  • Explore innovative approaches to data collection within the multispecies contact zones. 
  • Foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and knowledge exchange.

 Confirmed speakers: 

  • Heather Anne Swanson, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University
  • Veera Kinnunen, Postdoctoral researcher on Biodiverse Anthropocenes, Cultural Anthropology/Environmental Humanities, University of Oulu


More information, programme and sign-up on the following link: https://event.sdu.dk/multispeciescontactzones


Registration deadline: November 1st


November 15, 2023