21-22 Novembre 2019
Università di Cagliari, Citadella dei Musei, Piazza Arsenale


A two-day workshop funded by PRIN 2015 – Ecofrizioni dell’Antropocene

Jointly organised by

Department of Political and Social Sciences Department of Literature, Languages and Cultural Heritage

Sponsored by the University of Cagliari and supported by
The Anthropology of Mining Network — EASA
Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia — CRIA
ANUAC — Rivista della Società italiana di antropologia culturale

Thursday, 21 November 2019, Cittadella dei Musei, Aula Coroneo

Afternoon: Opening

14:00 Coffee

14:15 Welcome and Introduction, Filippo M. Zerilli (University of Cagliari)

14:30 Keynote address
David Kideckel (Central Connecticut State University), Dark as a Dungeon: Power, Globality, and Temporality in the Secret Life of Mines

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00-17:45 Session 1: Im/mobilities

Chair: Filippo M. Zerilli (University of Cagliari)

Kristien Geenen (Université de Liège), Dealing with urbanized mineral deposits in DR Congo: The city of Kolwezi and its domestic diggers

Tomasz Rakowski (University of Warsaw), Towards alternative social history: Ethnographies of the closed-down mining centre of Wałbrzych, Southwest Poland

Cecilie Vindal Ødegaard (University of Bergen), Frontiers of extraction in the Andes and the Arctic: Processes of (un)commoning and commercialization

Alla Bolotova (University of Helsinki), Living of leaving? Youth and place marginalization in mining towns in the Russian Arctic

17:45 Coffee Break

18:15-19:45 Roundtable: Anthropology of mining in Italy

Chair: Antonio Maria Pusceddu (CRIA/ISCTE-IUL)

Participants: Paola Atzeni (University of Cagliari), Francesco Bachis (University of Cagliari), Felice Tiragallo (University of Cagliari), Pier Paolo Viazzo (University of Turin)

Friday, 22 November: Aula Coroneo

9:15-11:00 Session 2: Temporalities

Chair: Francesco Bachis (University of Cagliari)

Cristiano Lanzano (Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala), After the boom: The multiple (after)lives of artisanal gold mining sites in Burkina Faso

Doris Buu-Sao (French National Center for Scientific Research, Arènes), Industrial heritage and 21st century mining:
Performing new extractivism in times of crisis (Riotinto, Andalusia)

Paul White (University of Nevada), Mining life cycles and indigenous dispossession in North America: A view from the American West

Antonio Maria Pusceddu (CRIA/ISCTE-IUL), Mining futures? Resource politics and contestation in the Portuguese lithium rush

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30-13:15 Session 3: Legacies

Chair: Antonio Maria Pusceddu (CRIA/ISCTE-IUL)

Roberta Clara Zanini (University of Turin), Mining memories in Macugnaga: Ethnography of a partial process of heritage-making in the Italian Alps

Andreza A. de Souza Santos (University of Oxford), The relationship between mining and heritage in Ouro Preto, Brazil

Targol Mesbah (California Institute of Integral Studies), Enduring legacies of uranium mining in New Mexico and the global entanglements of militarism, capitalism, and colonialism

Francesca Pugliese (Université de Liège/University of Leiden), Safety policies and moral economy in the Katangese mining sector: Rethinking the legacy of industrial paternalism

13:15 Lunch

15:00-16:00 The global life of mines: Final discussion

Chair: Filippo M. Zerilli (University of Cagliari)
16:00 Coffee break

16:30-18:00 Film session

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