Philippe Descola: On Anthropological Research

A presentation & group discussion

Time: 27.04.2019 @10 – 11:30am
Location: Sàn Art

Professor Philippe Descola will be giving a presentation on Iconographic and Anthropological Research at San Art, followed by a group discussion on anthropological approaches and artistic practice in the context of the arts in Vietnam.

The audience size for this event is limited to the first 15 registrators. Thank you!


Speaker’s Biography:

Philippe Descola initially specialized in the ethnology of Amazonia under the supervision of Claude Lévi-Strauss, focusing on how native societies relate to their environment. He has published extensively on his field research with the Achuar of Ecuador and on the comparative analysis of the relations between humans and nonhumans, including images. He is Professor of Anthropology at the Collège de France and a Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Among his books in English are In the Society of Nature, The Spears of Twilight, Beyond Nature and Culture, The Ecology of others. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the highest scientific distinction in France. Philippe Descola is a fellow of the British Academy and a foreign member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


The event will be in English (with Vietnamese translation assistance if needed).


1. Professor Philippe Descola’s visit in Ho Chi Minh City is organized by EFEO, IRD and Institut Français du Vietnam.
2. A public conference will be held at IDECAF on Thursday 25 April at 6:30 p.m.