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CADS PhD Conference 2021: Young Scholars at the Intersection of Uncertainty, Possibility and Responsibility

  • Coco Kanters
Thursday 14 October 2021
Room SA49, Pieter de la Court Building & Online

Download the programme and abstracts of the speakers as a pdf

Let us know how you want to participate

The Conference will be held on 14 October 14 2021, in room SA49, Pieter de la Court Building, from 13:00 to 17:15. This Conference will be launched at Zoom simultaneously. 

To best estimate the numbers of attendees, please let us know how you would prefer to participate in the conference through the button below.

*Please note that we have parallel sessions between 14:00-16:15. The venues for parallel sessions will be announced a week before the conference. 

*The registration for in-person participation will be closed on September 30. After that, only online participation is possible.

14 October 2021

Anthropologists, by vocation and by profession, stand at the intersection of the familiar and the unknown. From our desks to our field sites, we embrace uncertainties and the possibilities they engender.

Events since 2020, however, have generated unprecedented challenges for our academic careers and the communities we collaborate with.  Most significant of these is the Covid-19 pandemic, and the various social re-configurations and re-interrogations it has prompted in the matters of health and social justice, labor, gender relations, education and conducting research, race and discrimination, and others.

Standing at this intersection, we are then challenged to ponder this crisis, its impacts, and possible near futures.  Under such circumstances, we invite you to participate in the ‘CADS PhD Conference 2021’ to shed light on uncertainty and possibility in your careers and fields—by rethinking our responsibility and tracks of training together.

Also, we suggest every attendee follow our Twitter to know more about our contributors and the event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact leidenphdconference2021@gmail.com

By young scholars, beyond young scholars

This conference is organized by young scholars of Leiden University as a platform for early-career researchers to shine, debate, and connect with each other and experienced academics. We encourage PhD candidates and those who have recently completed their PhD trajectory to submit their contributions – if desired, it is also possible to simply participate in the conference. Our keynote/plenary speakers will likewise be early-career anthropologists with fresh and relatable insights about our common challenges and opportunities. We warmly invite our more experienced colleagues to sign up for the conference and connect with the upcoming work of young scholars. This conference is a safe space to provide genuine peer support and feedback. As this conference is open to multiple institutions, we hope to facilitate the making of broader connections very much needed in this period of uncertainty.

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