Aarhus Universitets segl

A New History of Humanity?

Extended Seminar Programme across the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

In the Autumn 2023, there will be a range of open academic events across the School of Culture and Society related to the theme “A New History of Humanity?”, including workshops, reading groups, talks and discussions – and as a final event – a Futures Lecture at Moesgaard Museum.

The idea is to spur leading international researchers, PhD and postdoctoral fellows and students across the humanities and beyond to explore the implications and ideas presented in the work The Dawn of Everything (2022) written by the British Archeologist, David Wengrow, and the late American anthropologist and activist, David Graeber.


Aarhus Seminar in Classical Antiquity:
In the beginning: why ancient history matters and how to make it new”
with Walter Scheidel, Professor at Department of Classics, Stanford University, USA

  • Time:             Friday 22 September 2023, 15:01–16:15 (followed by a reception).
  • Place:            Antikmuseet

Read more here.

Joint Anthropology and Study of Religion Seminar:
The Genealogy of Genealogy: Foucault, Nietzsche, History, Philosophy, and Race”
ith Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm, Professor of Religion and Chair of Science & Technology Studies, Williams College

  • Time              4 October, 2023 at 13.00-15.30
  • Place:            Nobelparken, Aud 1481

Read more here. 

Open Departmental Seminar:
Anarchism today: An Ethnography of David Graeber
ith Victor Sasha Cova, Assistant Professor at Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge:

  • Time:             16 November, 2023, at 14.15-16.00 (followed by a reception).
  • Place             Department of Anthropology, Moesgaard, Aud. 4, Room 4206/129

Read more here.

Reading groups

Reading Groups organised by junior members of the research programmes at: