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Ethics and Ecology

About this event

How do we have to address the ecological crisis? Humanity may be confronted with the painful reality of her failures with regards to caring for the environment. The current international discourse on climate change illustrates how environmental concerns are intimately intertwined with questions of lifestyle, economic alternatives and ultimately with justice as populations are unevenly impacted by the ecological crisis.

This webinar endeavours to set the scene for a conversation that includes ethical practice and new perspectives in research at the intersection of cultural history and the non-human world.

When22 September 2021
14:00-15:00 CEST
Language English



When the vegetal and human meet
William Ellis

University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Dr William Ellis is a member of the Anthropology department at the University of the Western Cape where he teaches courses on Being human, Environmental Anthropology and the Anthropology of things. He has a keen interest in the study of KhoiSan society and also in the ethnography of plants. His work on KhoiSan studies has mainly dealt with land reform, natural resource management, traditional leadership and most recently included a project working with indigenous herders in the Northern Cape. His work with plants is focused on plant practices and intimacies, plant knowledge and the ethnography of plants. The work on plants is framed with theoretical work on the "more than human ethnography" and life in the Anthropocene.


Ecological ethics in every action: the desireless action and environment
Meera Baindur

Manipal University Jaipur, India