Oberlin College and Conservatory

Lunch Talk: Eternity in the Desert: Heritage & the Future of More-than-Human Relations

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 12:30pm to 1:15pm

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Environment & Asia at Lunchtime Event
Meet Kip Hutchins, new postdoc professor in Asia and the Environment!  Learn about his current research and courses he’ll teach at Oberlin.

Description: As the effects of climate change continue to worsen in rural Mongolia, human relationships with animals, plants, and other nonhumans strain under the degradation of pasture quality and the increased rate and severity of winter disasters. Kip Hutchins’ research examines how people use cultural heritage to repair and sustain those more-than-human relations. “Eternity in the Desert” goes further, raising the question of how heritage bearers use their art to create social continuity that persists through what some in Mongolia worry may be another end of the world. 

A talk by Kip Grosvenor Hutchins, LIASE Postdoctoral Fellow Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies with Q/A.

Registration for this event is required . Zoom link will be sent to those registered.

Sponsored by LIASE, Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies

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International/Cultural, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops, Virtual Events


Academic, Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Musical Studies, Administrative, Shansi



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Color photo of Kip Grosvenor Hutchins, LIASE Postdoctoral Fellow, Oberlin College.

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