by Declan Murray Of course we are all familiar with North Sea oil (and gas); the boom it brought to Aberdeen’s economy and the centrality it plays in some versions of Scottish nationalism. Of course what we also know is that fossil-based fuels are increasingly untenable in the context of the climate and ecological emergencies […]
Futureproofing Anthropology Flips the Seminar
On 4th October 2019, the Futureproofing Anthropology seminar series flipped the format and learned a little more about the research expertise and interests among the group. With a big and growing subject area, we wanted to map our research, teaching, and wider interests, explore where unexpected synergies may lie, and build community. Here is a visual […]
How can we translate ethically sound practice in development-focused research into good teaching? by Dr Rama Dieng and Dr Ann Wagner In this blog post, Dr Rama Dieng and Dr Ann Wagner ask questions triggered by a workshop on “Teaching Qualitative Research Methods for Development Studies: Problems, Pedagogies and Best Practices”. The workshop was organized […]
Managing Suspicion, Making ‘The Everyman’
Reflections on “Under the Tinfoil Hat: Understanding Conspiracy in the Age of Populism”, a Futureproofing Anthropology Seminar Event, 20 September 2019 with Mathijs Pelkmans and Paolo Heywood.
Edinburgh – The Data Capital of Europe
Get to grips with the city’s data scene with this short video introducing the work being done on date at the council, in universities and by social enterprises around the city.
Reconceptualizing Edinburgh’s community development as a fine-grained system
In this blogpost, I will present four analytical tools to paint a more accurate picture of social entrepreneurship and community development in Edinburgh, Scotland: wicked problems, systems thinking, third places and granularity.