Just returned from an amazing trip to Kyrgyzstan. I participated on a summer school for students from the University of Tromsø (UiT) and the American University of Central Asia (AUCA).
Tibetan lives: Lhasa
The city of Lhasa lies at around 3650 meters. Lhasa consists of two quite distinctive parts: one part is primarily Tibetan and centers around the Jokhang Temple, which is the most holy site in all of Tibet. Continue reading “Tibetan lives: Lhasa”
Tibetan lives: Nomads in the Aru Basin
So I just bought a scanner to scan the many pictures I have from my stay in Tibet in 2000 and 2001. While I spent most of my time in the capital, Lhasa, I have yet to get to those pictures. Consequently, I have selected a few pictures showing some aspects of the daily life of the nomads in the Aru Basin. Continue reading “Tibetan lives: Nomads in the Aru Basin”
London trip: Book Launch
We also had an interesting meeting with Carol Kerven and Roy Behnke from the Odessa Centre, a research institute focusing on pastoralism, rangeland ecology and livestock development in semi-arid areas. After the meeting they were kind enough to invite us to a book launch for the book Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins, edited by Andy Catley, Jeremy Lind and Ian Scoones. I have never been to a book launch before so it was a really interesting experience with presentations of the book by some of the contributors as well as questions from the audience.
While I haven’t as of yet read the book, the premise seems to be interesting: Continue reading “London trip: Book Launch”
London trip: Oxford
We also went for a short visit to Oxford University, but then only as tourists.
London trip: the 2012 LERN debate
On the last day we attended the LERN debate at UCL. The topic of the debate was Ernst Mayr’s distinction between proximate and ultimate explanations of behaviour and the notion discussed was: Continue reading “London trip: the 2012 LERN debate”
London trip: Silwood Park
At the end of November and beginning of December I spent a 10 days on a work related trip to London. While I spent most of my time at the Department of Anthropology at the University College of London, I was also at other places. My colleague, Dr. Bård-Jørgen Bårdsen from NINA, gave a talk at Imperial College London, Silwood Park presenting a project that unfortunatley did not receice funding from the Research Council of Noway.