Kieran O’Mahony: Remembering more-than-human landscapes

Kieran O’Mahony: Remembering more-than-human landscapes

02. 11. 2022

Seminar of the Institute of Ethnology, 7. 11. 2022, 14:00

Kieran O’Mahony

Remembering more-than-human landscapes: wild boar, memory and inhabiting change

Abstract: Focussing on an ethnography of the Forest of Dean, England, this seminar pays attention to the diverse temporalities, memories and place ecologies that weave through multispecies landscapes. In particular, it explores how new actors with particular ways of being- in this case, wild boar- reconfigure the meanings embedded in landscapes and the ways they are experienced. Memory is understood as emerging through multiple relational registers- whether material, cognitive, affective, embodied or evolutionary- and connects individuals and collectives, humans and nonhumans, the living and material, past and present. Understood generously, it becomes a conceptual tool that allows us to consider how the arrivant wild boar, firstly, transform landscapes according to their own relational placemaking practices, and, subsequently become points of disturbance, reverence and negotiation for their human and other-than-human cohabitants.

Discussant: Lukáš Senft, Fakulta sociálních věd UK a Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i.

Monday 7. 11. 2022, 14:00 CET

Meeting room of the IE CAS

Na Florenci 3, Praha 1

5th floor


Pdf here.