This blog recounts the making of a series of small films portraying conversations between the authors at different sites in Rotterdam. The conversations are exemplary of PCF collaborative work on societal issues and future making in this port city region.
How do we deal with the categories of human difference – such as gender, race, ethnicity, ability, etc. – that scholars, policy-makers and citizens use in a search for more equality? Jasmijn Rana reports on an inspiring online roundtable organized by the CADS Leiden ‘Diversity Research Cluster’.
Sarah Giest and Annemarie Samuels are kicking off this series 'Large Issues, Interdisciplinary Approaches' on interdisciplinary research and teaching at the Leiden Anthropology Blog. They offer one example of how talking across disciplines can open up novel questions and perspectives.
Port City Regions are global hubs which invite anthropologists, planners, geographers, and architects to rethink disciplinary foundations, interdisciplinary collaborations and future-making, as Sabine Luning, Andrew Littlejohn, and Carola Hein explain.
Some people, including medical experts and politicians, imply that Dutch superiority causes so many Covid-19 infections. Erik Bähre reflects on the nationalist rhetoric that prevents the Netherlands from learning from other countries and undermines the legitimacy of democracy and human rights.
On 5 August 2020, the Lebanese capital and port city, Beirut, was rocked by a massive explosion that has killed hundreds and injured thousands more, ravaging the heart of the city’s nearby downtown business district and neighbouring housing areas, where more than 750,000 people live.