Seminário GI Diversidades

Seminários GI
Qui . 16 Fev . 11h00
Sala 1 & Zoom
Seminário GI Diversidades
Aleksandar Bošković
GI Diversidades

No próximo dia 16 de fevereiro, quinta-feira (11h-12h45), haverá mais um seminário do GI Diversidades. Teremos a presença de Aleksandar Bošković do Instituto of Archaeology, Belgrade (Serbia) e Departamento de Antropologia, UFRN (Brasil),  que irá apresentar e discutir o tema: Other history or other anthropologies? A view from the margins

O seminário será presencial, na sala 1 do ICS/ULisboa. Haverá ainda transmissão pelo zoom.

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Other history or other anthropologies? A view from the margins

Aleksandar Bošković

Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade (Serbia) &

Departamento de Antropologia, UFRN, Natal (Brasil)


In recent years, anthropological research is very much influenced by the attempts to understand the discipline’s history and different trajectories that led to its institutionalization in different cultures and different cultural and social contexts. At the same time, these attempts take place amid complex sociopolitical crises that lead to questioning of the dominant ideological narratives. Like any other segment of human life, anthropology is influenced by the actual political narratives, and some of them will be examined in this presentation. A particular emphasis will be placed on what is sometimes (inaccurately) labelled as “non-central” or “peripheral” traditions, and the repercussions on looking at anthropology’s rich past “from a native’s point of view.” Any attempt to formulate the definitive history of anthropology is doomed to fail, and any such attempt will say more about the person(s) trying to come up with it, than about the actual subject of our discipline.


Aleksandar Bošković has Diploma in Philosophy, University of Belgrade (Serbia), M.A. in Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (USA), Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK), and is Fellow of the RAI. He is Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Archaeology in Belgrade and (from 2023) Professor of social anthropology at the UFRN, Natal (Brazil). Previously taught at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland), University of Belgrade; Faculty of Applied Sciences, UDG (Montenegro), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia); University of Brasília (Brazil); Rhodes University in Grahamstown (South Africa); University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa); and University of St. Andrews. Between 2013 and 2018, Bošković was Deputy Chair of the Commission on Theoretical Anthropology (COTA) of the IUAES, and member of the Council of Commissions. In recent years, he received grants and fellowships from the Institut d’Études Avancées at the Collegium de Lyon (France), University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK), as well as from the DAAD and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany). Bošković is co-founder of the History of Anthropology Network of the EASA (with Han Vermeulen – the two chaired the Network until 2018), and was EASA Book Series Editor (2016-2020). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Comparative Mythology (IACM). Bošković published in American Anthropologist, Anthropos, Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, Ethnos, and other journals. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, including William Robertson Smith (Berghahn, 2021), Mesoamerican Religions and Archaeology (Archaeopress, 2017), African Political Systems Revisited (Berghahn, 2022 – co-editor, with Günther Schlee), Other People’s Anthropologies (Berghahn, 2008), and The Anthropological Field on the Margins of Europe (LIT Verlag, 2013 – co-editor, with Chris Hann). Among his research interests are rationality, history and theory of anthropology, psychoanalysis, myth and religion, semiotics, ethnicity and nationalism, and gender.