SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR - 09 NOVEMBER 2015 - STAVROULA PIPYROU (ST ANDREWS)
|Starts:||16:00 9 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||18:00 9 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Title : "Adrift in Time : Lived and Unspoken Pasts in Calabria, South Italy"
This work in progress aims to make connections between silence, money and lived experience in Reggio Calabria, South Italy. The story I tell addresses events that took place at the beginning of 1950s when Reggio Calabria was hit by catastrophic landslides that left thousands of people homeless, leading to mass population relocations. In the narratives of the 1950s relocations, history is a lived present that is manifested in multiple forms, including silence. Personal consideration of the present, as Benedetto Croce suggests, unlocks the archives of past crises such as the painful displacement of adults and children as a result of natural disasters – event which, for long periods, have remained shrouded in silence, inaccessible and well-guarded. I argue that silence should be understood as a nonpathological transmission of knowledge of the past.
Social Anthropology Seminar
Monday, 09 November 2015
(Tea and Coffee will be available outside the boardroom at 4:00pm)
2.016/2.017, Second Floor Boardroom, Arthur Lewis Building
Organisation: University of St Andrews
Travel and Contact Information
2nd floor Boardroom, 2.016 / 017
Arthur Lewis Building