The Network for Anthropologies of Forecasting Weather and Climate
Oxford Workshop on Anthropologies of Forecasting Weather & Climate
30 May 10:45
InSIS, University of Oxford
The inaugural AnthFOR meeting was held in Oxford in May 2016, to follow on directly from the Royal Anthropological Institute's conference on Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change. Eighteen participants from the UK, US, Brazil, Denmark, and Argentina took part in a full day of conversations to extend lines of interest and inquiry into how anthropology can contribute to understandings of how weather and climate knowledge is produced, used and negotiated.
Participants at the 2016 Oxford workshop on anthropologies of forecasting weather and climate
Anthropologists have long engaged with questions of how people anticipate and act on predictions of the future. This workshop encourages reflection on weather/climate forecast production, circulation and use: how are different types of evidence, institutions and experts produced, perceived and recognised, what can an anthropological lens contribute to our understanding of prediction, anticipation and intervention with respect to weather and climate? Building on discussions at the RAI 2016 conference on Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change, this workshop will facilitate related conversations among anthropologists and colleagues and collaborators in other disciplines. Each session will include a 5-minute opening statement/provocation, followed by round-table discussion of the theme, and closing summaries to help capture emerging points of interest. We also aim to develop a network or other means of continuing the conversations in future.