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Slow Seminars

The format of Slow Seminars

The monthly Slow Seminars that center around a central topic or author have been a vital component of AURA since the beginning of the project. The “Slow Seminars” bring together PhD students, post.docs and senior researchers from AU and University of California, Santa Cruz in cross-Atlantic videoconference calls. 

Aimed to inspire novel insights for all, the Slow Seminars also have a strong educational component, allowing PhDs to take part in engaged and engaging scientific discussions at the highest level and thereby experiencing first-hand how scientific ideas form through trial and error. The suggested readings are introduced by one of the core members of AURA on a rotational basis and subsequently discussed with a view to mining their insights for use in refining the research questions of AURA.  PhD students are also frequently asked to head the discussion. The discussions take up to three hours and are often followed by a social event in Aarhus. 

The slow and international format of these seminars has proven very successful in attracting Master students and other interested parties to the project both in California and in Denmark. In Aarhus the seminars are attended by students from AU as well as other Danish universities and from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

Future Seminars

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Past Slow Seminars

Thu 18 Jan
17:00-19:00 | Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).
Slow seminar no. 39
Neoliberalization and the Anthropocene.
Mon 20 Nov
15:00-17:00 | Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).
Slow seminar no. 38
Corals: Figurations, Hyperobjects, Beings
Mon 30 Oct
10:00-15:30 | Mogens Zielerstuen, Nordre Ringgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C
Imagining the Anthropocene Future: Extinction, Hope and Technology
A seminar with keynotes by Ursula Heise, Nils Ole Bubandt and Heather Swanson
Mon 23 Oct
15:00-17:00 | Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).
Slow seminar no. 37
Has science failed? In this slow seminar, we discuss manifestos and practical examples of knowledge-making in and beyond academia, asking ourselves where we went wrong and what is to be done.
Mon 18 Sep
10:00-16:00 | Richard Mortensen Stuen, Studenterhuset, Bygning 1422 - Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Anthropology, Climate Change, and Climate Fiction: Zones of Contact
This AURA workshop will center on a text and film that raise questions about the genre challenges of climate change. The film will be discussed in relation to the text.
Tue 22 Aug
14:00-16:30 | AROS Art Musum, Aros Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C
Slow seminar no. 35
Join AURA for a tour and discussion at Aros
Tue 11 Jul
14:00-16:30 | Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).
Slow Seminar no. 34
Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
Tue 27 Jun
13:30-15:30 | Preben Hornungstuen at Stakladen
Museums in the Anthropocene: Art, Affect, and Action
CEH seminar about challenges and opportunities of museums in the Anthropocene
Mon 12 Jun
16:45-19:30 | building 1451, 515, Jens Christian Schous Vej 3, 8200 Aarhus in the Nobel Park.
Slow seminar no. 33
This seminar revisits Dipesh Chakrabarty's provocative essay, "The Climate of History: Four Theses"
Mon 15 May
16:45-19:30 | 1451, 515 Jens Christian Schous Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C
Slow seminar no.32
Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science

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