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Publication: Environmental Anthropology by Michael Bollig and Franz Krause

Environmental Anthropology Michael Bollig und Fran Krause Book Cover

Environmental Anthropology – By Michael Bollig and Franz Krause Michael Bollig is the speaker of the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) and member of the reseatrch initiative “Sharing a Planet in Peril”. Franz Krause is also a member of the GSSC and is the director of the “Delta” research project that looks at how global […]

Kate Rigby at Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) Symposium on “Transdisciplinary in the Environmental Humanities”

Poster for a Symposium on the environmental humanities

As the Norwegian Researcher School in Environmental Humanities (NoRS-EH) starts its 5th year, the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH) is organizing a symposium on “Transdisciplinary in the Environmental Humanities” on 6 and 7 September 2023 to highlight and celebrate the innovative environmental humanities research happening in Norway and neighboring Scandinavian countries, especially by early career researchers. Read more about […]

“Home Away From Home”: Zeit Campus Article on Louis Makafui Mawusi and the M.A. Programme “Culture and Environment in Africa” (CEA) at the UoC’s Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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In a recent article the German media format Zeit Campus reports on Louis Makafui Mawusi, a student who grew up in Ghana and who is currently enrolled in the “Culture and Environment in Africa” (CEA) M.A. programme at the University of Cologne. The study programme focuses on pre-historical, historical, and contemporary political ecology of the […]

GSSC Excursion – Rhenish Lignite Mining Area

GSSC-Excursion–Rhenish-Lignite-Mining-Area Activities

This excursion took international guests of the GSSC into a hotspot of environmental conflict in Germany, the lignite mining area just at Cologne’s doorstep. Due to the extension of various mines and the attendant destruction and resettlement of villages – despite the state’s proclaimed “energy turn” – the area has become a focal point for […]

MESH Research Fruits – Public Lecture: Eucalypts in the Patchy Anthropocene | Histories and Futures of the Camden White Gum

MESH Research Fruits - Public Lecture: Eucalypts in the Patchy Anthropocene | Histories and Futures of the Camden White Gum

MESH Research Fruits Public Lecture: Eucalypts in the Patchy Anthropocene | Histories and Futures of the Camden White Gum Emily O’Gorman (Macquarie University, Sydney) andThom van Dooren (University of Sydney) June 22, 2023 | 17.45 – 19.15 | Auerbach Bibliothek, Wienand Haus, Weyertal 59, 3. OGDue to the library’s seating capacity, please register via e-mail: smaasse3uni-koeln.de […]

Workshop Capitalism, Fascism, and the Environment

Workshop Capitalism, Fascism, and the Environment

Organized by GSSC affiliate Ognien Kojanic, this workshop of the Network Anthropology of Fascisms (ANTHROFA) within the EASA Anthropology of Economy Network (AoE) turned Cologne’s Alte Feuerwache, a popular activist-cultural center, into a 2-day laboratory for dissecting the complex relationship between capitalism, fascism and the environment. The contributions ranged from wolf politics in Germany, to […]

Hybrid Workshop: Fables of Fulfillment | The Material Horse in the Context of Interspecies Literacy

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September 28-29, 2023 | Auerbach Bibliothek, Wienand Haus, Weyertal 59, 3. OG and zoom (as well as in the field) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A ZOOM LINK – REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  https://uni-koeln.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcOGrqT8iHdS4bJkD9YsH-NBz3qBOM7Ya​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ MESH | Multidisciplinary Environmental Studies in the Humanities, UoCGSSC | Global South Studies Center, UoCSFB 1252 | Prominence of Language, UoC The event is part of […]

GSSC Seminar Series: Decoloniality and Academic Freedom – Cancel Culture or Rightward Shift at German Universities?

Poster für ein Event im Global South Studies Center der Uni Köln

GSSC Seminar Series 15 August 2023 Decoloniality and Academic Freedom – Cancel Culture or Rightward Shift at German Universities? Michael Kleinod, Freya Purzer, Julia Rongen (Global South Studies Center (GSSC), University of Cologne) 12:00-13:00 The public discussion about the restriction of freedom of speech under the banner of the so-called “Cancel Culture” is increasingly manifesting […]

GSSC Public Lecture: Taming the Residual – Animals, Workers, and Cities in India 

Poster for a Lecture by Ajay Gandhi at the University of Cologne

Taming the Residual: Animals, Workers, and Cities in India  Ajay Gandhi (Leiden University) Abstract: This Public Lecture draws from a book manuscript on Old Delhi, male workers and residents there, and the urban condition in north India. A work of anthropology, it theorizes the wider state of postcolonial modernity. To do so, the lecture develops […]

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Noah Kahindi

Global South Studies Center (GSSC)
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E-mail: noah.kahindi@uni-koeln.de