Westermarck-muistoluento/The Westermarck Memorial Lecture

Westermarck-muistoluento 15.5.2013 / The Westermarck Memorial Lecture 15.5.2013


Professori Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) pitää 31. Edvard Westermarck -muistoluennon keskiviikkona 15.5. klo 18 Helsingissä. Luennon otsikko on "Anthropology Beyond Humanity".

Aika: keskiviikko 15. toukokuuta klo 18.00
Paikka: Tieteiden talo, sali 104 (Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki)

Tilaisuuteen on vapaa pääsy.



Professor Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) will give the 31st annual Westermarck Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm in Helsinki. His lecture is titled "Anthropology Beyond Humanity".

Time: Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm

Location: Tieteiden talo, room 104 (Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki)

The event is free of charge.


Tim Ingold is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, and a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Following 25 years at the University of Manchester, Ingold moved in 1999 to Aberdeen, where he went on to establish the UK's newest Department of Anthropology. Ingold has carried out ethnographic fieldwork among Saami and Finnish people in Lapland, and has written on comparative questions of environment, technology and social organisation in the circumpolar North, as well as on the role of animals in human society, on issues in human ecology, and on evolutionary theory in anthropology, biology and history.

More recently, he has been exploring the links between environmental perception and skilled practice, with a view to replacing traditional models of genetic and cultural transmission with a relational approach focusing on the growth of skills of perception and action within socio-environmental contexts of development. These ideas are presented in his book The Perception of the Environment (2000). Ingold's latest research pursues three lines of inquiry that emerged from his earlier work, concerning the dynamics of pedestrian movement, the creativity of practice, and the linearity of writing. These all came together in his book Lines (2007), along with three edited collections: Creativity and Cultural Improvisation (with Elizabeth Hallam, 2007), Ways of Walking (with Jo Lee Vergunst, 2008) and Redrawing Anthropology (2011), and in his collected essays, Being Alive (2011). Ingold is currently writing and teaching on issues on the interface between anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. His latest book, Making, was published by Routledge in March 2013.