displacements: them and us

Femme en train de traire une vache, plaque en terre cuite de Kumhar Mohan Lal, 2010, Rajasthan, Inde © musée du quai Branly, photo Enguerran Ouvray
Woman milking a cow, plaque in terracotta by Kumhar Mohan Lal, 2010, Rajasthan, India © musée du quai Branly, photograph Enguerran Ouvray

The Displacements cycle proposes an examination of the frameworks of daily life by comparing Western or European perspectives to those from other continents. These comparisons of a philosophical or social object are this season directed at comparisons of very practical subjects linked to the body and to food, such as hair, make-up, milk, meat, boxing, the breath and birth.

Thursday 27 September 2012, 6.30 pm

Meat in China and Europe
with Françoise Sabban, anthropologist and sinologist, and Noëlie Vialles, anthropologist

Thursday 11 October 2012, 6.30 pm

Hair in Islam and in the Christian world
with Marie-France Auzépy, historian of Byzantine history and oriental Christianity, and Anne-Marie Moulin, doctor and medical philosopher

Thursday 22 November 2012, 6.30 pm

Milk in Europe and India
with François Vatin, sociologist and economist, and Carole Ferret, ethnologist

Thursday 17 January 2013, 6.30 pm

Wine in Europe and Antiquity
with Matthieu Poux, archaeologist, and Jean-Robert Pitte, geographer

Thursday 31 January 2013, 6.30 pm

Make-up in Japan and the Maghreb
with Chantal Aubry, journalist, and David Le Breton, anthropologist

Thursday 21 February 2013, 6.30 pm

Birth in Africa and in the West
with Tobie Nathan, ethnopsychiatrist and novelist

Thursday 28 February 2013, 6.30 pm

Bodily waste in Europe and India
with Arnaud Esquerre, sociologist, and Charles Malamoud, indologist

Thursday 28 March 2013, 6.30 pm

Boxing in Antiquity and in Thailand
with Jean-Paul Thuillier, historian specialising in ancient sport, and Stéphane Rennesson, anthropologist specialising in Thai boxing

Thursday 4 April 2013, 6.30 pm

Breath in Christian and Taoist theory and practice 
with Jean-Marie Gueullette, theologist, and Adeline Herrou, anthropologist and sinologist

Friday 12 April 2013, 6.30 pm

Robots in India and the West
with Emmanuel Grimaud, anthropologist, and Patrice Maniglier, philosopher

Thursday 23 May 2013, 6.30 pm

The skull in Africa and Europe
with Lucien Hounkpatin, psychoanalyst and psychotherapist

Thursday 30 May 2013, 6.30 pm

Sperm in Africa and Oceania
with Françoise Héritier, anthropologist, and Pierre Lemonnier, anthropologist specialising in the cultures of Papua New Guinea