VETERINARIzATION OF EUROPE?
HUNTING FOR WILD BOAR FUTURES IN THE TIME OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER
A project that pursues a collaborative, ethnographic investigation into the relationship between three understudied subjects in anthropology: veterinary medicine, recreational hunting, and wild boars.
News, publications and more of our activities
Events 19. 1. 2023 Pig worlds: understanding porcine multiplicity in the Anthropocene Presenter Profiles for the Pig Worlds panel at ‘Relations and Beyond’: Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society in Rovaniemi, Finland, 21st-23rd March 2023
Publications 18. 1. 2023 Reversible pigs: an infraspecies ethnography of wild boars in Barcelona The idea of “species” is the main unit for representing ecological relations. But what would an ecology look like if we started by tracing its relations from below the species threshold?
Publications 9. 12. 2022 Feral Ethics. Thinking feral with pigs In this critical text, the four authors encourage the reader to think through the categorical differences of wild, feral, and domestic with the help of pigs. Putting forth three case studies of environments that have humans co-existing (or trying to) with pigs, the authors guide us to rethink and relearn our anthropocentric ethics through a feral lens.
Presentations 9. 12. 2022 Sus Scrofa Coloniae: on porcine health and long shadows of European colonial expansion On 25 November 2022 Ludek Broz gave a talk at the VIII. Academy of the Czech pig veterinary society entitled Sus Scrofa Coloniae: on porcine health and long shadows of European colonial expansion. The event was hosted by the State Veterinary Institute – Jihlava https://www.svujihlava.cz/
Events 27. 11. 2022 Anthropology of (pig) Hunting Workshop - Nov 27-30 3-day workshop with ethnographic researchers of pig hunting sharing and analyzing each other's work, and discussing in depth the question 'What is hunting?’
Public outreach 27. 9. 2022 Marianna Szczygielska on the future of wilderness On September 12th, 2022, Marianna Szczygielska took part in a public debate with environmental humanities scholars and activists in which she talked about how to imagine our future with urban wild boars. The event was part of the Bomba Magabitowa2 (Megabit Bomb) festival in Kraków.