We are pleased to announce the cultural and social anthropology section of the 79th International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia will take place on March 4 on Zoom. It aims to investigate the issues of working in applied anthropology and relations with stakeholders, including funders, NGOs and others.

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Please view a detailed programme below.


79th International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia

Faculty of Humanities

Section of Cultural and Social Anthropology

Making anthropology relevant: Bridging theoretical anthropology and practical solutions


Chair  Dr. Aivita Putniņa

4 March 2021, 10:00-15:20


Live on Zoom


10:00 – 10:20

Projected lives – living in project-based trajectories

Aivita Putniņa

Zane Linde-Ozola


10:20 – 10.40

Between the self and theory: anthropological approaches to youth participation in NGO work

Artūrs Pokšāns


10:40 – 11:00

Challenges and limitations in applied anthropological research from the academic prospection

Olga Vorobyeva


11:00 – 11:15 Discussion


11:15-11:30 15 minute break


11:30 – 11:50

Dilemmas and contributions of anthropologists working for aid and development agencies: the case of migration in Latin and Central America

Isabel González Enríquez


11:50 – 12:10

Discussing the limits and horizons of public anthropology through three examples from the Lampa festival

Kristians Zalāns


12:10 – 12:25 Discussion


12:25 – 13:10 45 minute break


13:10 – 13:30

Expectations of sponsors and anthropological methodology: a case study of making the film Cats in Riga

Gareth E. Hamilton

Māra Neikena


13:30 – 13:50

Kārlis Lakševics

From data to policy futures: the frictions of workshop design


13:50 – 14:05 Discussion


14:05 – 14:20 15 minute break


14:20 – 15:20

Workshop with audience participation:

Methodological misunderstandings between researcher and sponsor and the challenges of managing complicated relationships with clients

Zane Linde-Ozola

Māra Neikena


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