Anthropologist Thomas Hylland EriksenAnthropologist Thomas Hylland EriksenGiles Gibbons at Full Circle, Brussels
Nov 15

Thomas Hylland Eriksen TEENTALK

Why anthropologists have the answer

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

During his short visit, Thomas Hylland Eriksen held a vibrant interactive session with Brussels teenagers, on the impacts of the world’s accelerating change and how anthropology can help us understand and deal with them.

3-4.30PM  Full Circle TeenTalk

Listen, talk, exchange with anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen and other young participants at the first Full Circle TeenTalk.

Registration is compulsory
Location: Muntpunt. Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000 Bruxelles
Language: Talk & discussion is in English


Thomas Hylland Eriksen is among the most distinguished anthropologists of our times. He is currently Professor of social anthropology at the University of Oslo, and leads the Overheating project funded by the European Research Council. A prolific writer, he has authored many books and has contributed considerably to popularising social anthropology through his work. He writes and talks in many genres about the contemporary world, what it means to be human and how the world can be made a better place. When not teaching, writing, or speaking around the world, you can find him absorbed in people watching in Trinidad or Mauritius. 


Overheating: an anthropology of accelerated change (2016), Globalization, the key concepts (2014), A history of anthropology (2013), A world of insecurity (2010), Small places, large issues (2010), What is anthropology? (2004), Tyranny of the moment: fast and slow time in the information age (2001).

Eriksen’s blog,
Overheating, The three crises of globalisation: An anthropological history of the early 21st century


Full Circle Teen Talks are an opportunity for young audiences (aged 14-18yrs) to interact  – listen and talk – with inspiring and innovative thinkers and do-ers from around the world, on subjects relevant to you, in a relaxed context.