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Holberg Laureate Paul Gilroy in conversation with Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Thursday 6. June 2019, at 18:00 until at 19:15

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Holbergprisen

Entrance: Free entry

Conviviality in a Seamless World

How can we live together? What could be causes of optimism at a time riddled by frictions, suspicion, xenophobia and withdrawal? Paul Gilroy, whose work ranges from racist exclusion to cultural creativity in the African diaspora, has recently explored the possibilities of conviviality as a positive alternative. This conversation takes its point of departure in Gilroy’s writings and the whirlwind of change affecting populations, identities, cultural worlds and ideologies of belonging in the contemporary world.

Paul Gilroy is Professor of American and English literature at King’s College, London. Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.

The event will be live streamed here.