Staying with the Truffle: Tracking Landscape Relations in the Kalahari Desert after “Man the Hunter” (Yale Agrarian Studies)

Friday, November 15, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Pierre Du Plessis (Aarhus University)

Pierre Du Plessis is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Centre for Environmental Humanities at Aarhus University. His dissertation project, entitled “Vegetal Gatherings: Plants, Fungi, and People through the Kalahari,” explores the liveliness of Kalahari Desert landscapes through an attention to the Kalahari Desert Truffle and its plant symbionts, and contemporary practices of gathering these organisms.

The Agrarian Studies Program presents a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

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