Sunday 12 May

Annual Anthropology Day at Volkenkunde Museum


Wereldmuseum Leiden
Wereldmuseum Leiden
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden
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The Annual Anthropology Day organized by the Dutch Anthropological Association (ABv) will take place on 12 May 2024

In the contemporary era, digital technologies have transcended mere conveniences to become crucial elements affecting life and death situations. Robots aid in medical diagnoses, AI assists in elderly care, and targeted online propaganda shape the outcomes of wars. These technologies extend beyond functional roles, influencing news consumption, social connections, and environmental landscapes. Anthropologists, collaborating with various disciplines, critically examine these human-technology relationships. Employing ethnographic methods, they scrutinize the practical implications and power dynamics embedded in digital interactions. The Dutch Anthropology Day on May 12, 2023, will delve into anthropologists' contributions to understanding and navigating this intricate web, exploring instances of subversion, appropriation, reprogramming, and 'decolonization' of digital technologies by diverse groups, including activists, hackers, scientists, engineers, and concerned users. Anthropological research emerges as a crucial tool in reimagining the digital realm. 


  • Sunday the 12th of may 2024 from 10:00 to 18:30