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Conferences and seminars

Séminaire d’Anthropologie à Bruxelles - Brussels Anthropology (ABBA) : Alexandra Parrs - the 13 October 2017

Speaker : Alexandra Parrs Parrs (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles) Title : 'Such Goodhearted People': Les Dioramas du Musee Nubien d’Aswan When ?...

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Lectures in Anthropology 2017-2018 : Marilyn Strathern - the 17 October 2017

Lecture co-organized with the Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s) Speaker : Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge) Title : The language of...

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Lecture of Maïté Boullosa-Joly - the 23 October 2017

Speaker : Maïté Boullosa-Joly (Maître de Conférences en anthropologie - UPJV ; Chercheuse au CURAPP-ESS) Lecture organised by the Institut des...

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Conference Troubles féministes dans l’islam et le judaïsme - the 25 and the 26 October 2017

Title : Troubles féministes dans l’islam et le judaïsme Abstract : « Troubles féministes dans l’islam et le judaïsme » vise à explorer en quoi...

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Inside a Construction Boom: Politics, Responsibility and the Temporalities of Urban Development - the 14 Novembre 2017

Title: Inside a Construction Boom: Politics, Responsibility and the Temporalities of Urban Development When ? Tuesday the 14 November 2017 from...

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News

“China-Africa” in Global Comparative Perspective Brussels 28-30 June 2018 - Call for Papers, Panels and Multimedia Notes from the field

The 5th Conference of the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network will be held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) with the...

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Full-time doctoral position in anthropology: Youth & public space in SE Asia

EASt PhD positions - anthropology2

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Thesis sussesfully defended by Nicodème de Renesse

On June 12 juin, 2017, Mr. Nicodème de Renesse successfully defended her thesis entitled "Seguir, ou sair de sua história: ramificação e...

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Just published

Guro. La permanence du changement by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux, 2016, Milano : 5 Continents Editions (Visions d’Afrique),...

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Just published

World Heritage on the Ground. Ethnographical Perspectives by David Berliner with Christoph Brumann, Berghahn Books,...

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The Laboratoire d’anthropologie des mondes contemporains is a research centre of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and is part of the Institute of Sociology. Officially founded in 2007 from a research group which gathered together most of our current members, it is made up of a young and motivated team (under the direction of Pierre Petit). It now includes 10 professors-researchers, all faculty members in the Department of Social Sciences, 26 PhD students or post-doctoral students and 13 other scientific collaborators. Since its foundation, the LAMC has gained strongly in coherence, and the researchers now form a close-knit group.

The LAMC federates the research interests of ULB professors and researchers in anthropology. It is particularly focused on issues related to the anthropology of religion; the anthropology of migrations and transnationalism; the anthropology of art, aesthetics and cultural heritage; the anthropology of development; the anthropology of civil society and social movements; and the anthropology of gender and sexuality. The current strong regional areas appear to be African (Congo, Burkina Faso, Benin), Asian (Laos, China, Tibet, Mongolia), Latin American (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina) and European studies (Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Romania, France, Italy). Although the issues tackled by the members appear to be quite divergent, the group shares a rather homogeneous theoretical scope around issues of cultural change and globalization, but also around questions of cognition, perception, dispositions and praxis which have been for long paradigmatic in Francophone anthropology. The LAMC edits an international peer-reviewed journal of anthropology, Civilisations. Revue internationale d’anthropologie et de sciences humaines (http://is.ulb.ac.be/index.php?page=...), which publishes articles in French and English from various fields of anthropology.

Involved in several training activities, the LAMC organizes monthly research seminars to discuss ongoing individual research. This gives senior researchers and PhD students the opportunity to discuss papers before publication or presentation at international conferences. A monthly conference program fosters the exchange of ideas with foreign researchers and establishes intellectual exchanges and international cooperation between the LAMC and other academic institutions.

A good environment for doctoral students, the LAMC is also an internationally active unit. It has already developed a strong experience in worldwide collaboration. This is proved by the organization of several international conferences, but also by ongoing global cooperation projects. The LAMC is a member of a European network in anthropology of social dynamics and development (associating Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden), hosting a European doctoral School and including an international certificate which brings potential postgraduate students to Brussels. It also hosts a European Doctoral School in Anthropology (AEDE) associating Belgium, France, Italy and Romania, as well as an international research group « Anthropologie et Histoire des Arts » which relates a network of institutions (University of East Anglia, University of Rio de Janeiro UCLA, the Musée du Quai Branly, CNRS, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the Université de Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne, among others).

Our last books

  • Guro. La permanence du changement
  • Retour des corps, parcours des âmes
  • Civilisations Vol. 64, n°1&2
  • Patrice Lumumba : La fabrication d’un héros national et panafricain
  • Eating in Northeastern Cambodia
  • World heritage on the ground
  • Puissance et pouvoirs de l’écriture chinoise
  • Terrain - Nostalgie
  • Chanter, s’attacher et transmettre chez les Darhad de Mongolie
  • La mano de Orula. Etnografia sobre Ifà y la Santeria en La Habana
  • Une critique postcoloniale en acte
  • Anthropology and Nostalgia
  • Bourdieu’s Theory of Social Fields. Concepts and applications
  • Une ethnographie des pentecôtismes africains en France. Le temps des prophètes
  • Identité, culture et intimité. Les stéréotypes dans la vie quotidienne.
  • Des humains et des matériaux. Ethnographie d’une filière textile artisanale au Laos.
  • Le monde selon l’Unesco
  • La dynamique des masques en Afrique Occidentale
  • Cheminer avec Dieu: pentecôtismes et migrations à Bruxelles
  • Mémoires religieuses Baga

LAMC - Institut de Sociologie, 12ème étage, 44 avenue Jeanne, 1050 Bruxelles - Belqique Téléphone: +32-(2)-650 37 98 - lamc@ulb.ac.be - site réalisé par Vertige asbl