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Whales of Power: Rethinking Human-Animal Relations in Asian Religion. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion
March 11, 2020 - 12:15-13:00
How can the environmental humanities engage more critically with topics of religion? Associate professor in Japan Studies and project leader Aike Rots presents Whales of Power and the research project’s main objectives.
Whales of Power: Aquatic Mammals, Devotional Practices, and Environmental Change in Maritime East Asia (WhoP) is an ERC-funded research project (2019-2023). The project members study changing ritual practices and human-nature relations in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on marine mammals. In this Environmental Lunchtime Discussion, project leader Aike Rots introduces WhoP’s main theoretical foci and case studies. As he will explain, one of the main objectives of the project is to rethink multispecies relations and animal agency in the study of religion. In addition, it seeks to contribute to a more critical engagement with the category “religion” within the environmental humanities.
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