27-30 November 2023 | WISER 'Post-Extractivist Legacies & Landscapes' Meeting

CHCI Post-Institute 

From 27-30 November 2023, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), University of the Witwatersrand, is hosting a multiday workshop on the global humanities in the aftermath of extractivism. 

As part of the project’s post-institute meeting, a series of public presentations will take place in the WISER Seminar Room on 28 & 29 November.

The meeting combines a number of site visits that will connect the academic discussions to cultural locations and extracted landscapes, including a Dlala Nje tour of the inner city and the Ferreira Mine Museum in Johannesburg, as well as a tour of the ERGO tailings projects on the East Rand and the Marievale Bird Sanctuary.

4-8 July 2023 | UCD Humanities Institute 'Post-Extractivist Legacies & Landscapes' Conference

CHCI Main Institute

Date: Tuesday – Saturday, 4-8 July 2023

Time: 2:30-8:30pm (4 July)| 9am-5:15pm (5 July) | 9am-5pm (6 July) | 10am-5pm (7 July) | 10am-12pm (8 July)

Venues: UCD Humanities Institute (H.204) | UCD Agnes McGuire Building (C001) | Museum of Literature Ireland (Rococo Room & Aula Maxima)

Registration is now open:

There is no attendance fee for this programme. For online, remote (via zoom) participation, please register HERE.

We have a small number of spaces available to accommodate in-person participation. For in-person participation, please register HERE.

Description: The longevity and adaptability of historical extractivist and colonialist logics underpin neo-extractivist development in all corners of the world. At the same time, artists and communities are presenting unique challenges to the persistence of these extractivist histories while working towards possibilities for the future.  Hosted by the UCD Humanities Institute, this five-day interdisciplinary symposium examines the role of the arts and humanities in critical responses to extractivism across a range of periods and locations. Combining roundtable plenaries and paper panels with artistic engagements and site studies that connect the academic discussions with previously excavated landscapes, the symposium presents community engagements focused on (post-) extractivist futures and seeks to generate new modes of analyses to investigate established discourses of extractivism.

Please contact if you have any questions.

28-30 April 2023 | Tallinn University 'Post-Extractivist Legacies & Landscapes' Meeting

CHCI Pre-Institute Meeting

From 28-30 April 2023, a group of researchers from University College Dublin (Ireland), Rice University (USA) and The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (Republic of South Africa) visited Tallinn University and the Ida-Virumaa region of Estonia as part of the ‘Post-Extractivist Legacies & Landscapes’ project.

A series of presentations on methodologies for researching extractivism and artistic representations of extractivism took place on Friday, 28th April.