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29 Jul 2014 19:00

Anthropology of Disaster: What can catastrophes tell us about human societies?

Disasters disrupt human societies and the environment. Different countries choose to prepare for various calamities in very diverse ways ranging from community-based and professional institutions to material infrastructures. The framing of state-led disaster preparedness thus tells us a lot about the relationship between the state and the citizen. In her talk, Czech anthropologist Zuzana Hrdličková will show this diversity of citizen-state relationships using the examples of India, Switzerland and the UK, which she has been studying as a part of ERC-funded research project ‘Organizing Disaster: Civil Protection and the Population’.

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Zuzana Hrdličková is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Sociology of Goldsmiths, University of London. She is an anthropologist with a background in South Asian Studies currently working on the ERC-funded project ‘Organizing Disaster: Civil Protection and Population’. Besides anthropology of disaster, her interests include conflict, gender and Science and Technology studies. She has worked for humanitarian organizations in disaster relief and war contexts.

This event is FREE

complimentary drinks and nibbles

The Czech Centre London is organising this Science evening in partnership with:

Cosy Science
A London based Science Café organizing public lectures and talks every last Tuesday of the month at The Cittie of Yorke (22 High Holborn, WC1V 6BN). Cosy Science is based on the idea of meeting and sharing ideas between scientists and the public in a friendly environment. Attractively presented topics are discussed in informal gatherings over a beer or a glass of wine. A game or quiz related to the topic follows as a fun way of testing knowledge.



Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, WC1V 6BN


29 Jul 2014 19:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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