Meta-categories: cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and cross-temporal perspectives
Where: SRWB Theatrette (Room 2.02), Sir Roland Wilson Building #120, Australian National University.
When: Wednesday 19 July - Thursday 20 July 2017
Hosted by ANU, Centre for Digital Humanities Research, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Languages, School of Literature, Language & Linguistics, Humanities Research Centre and the Research School of Humanities and the Arts.
This two-day international workshop involves anthropologists, linguists and philosophers. It explores the implications of the proposition that meta-categories are not only a potentially powerful tool for cross-cultural and cross-temporal comparison, but also inescapable since, in using language to describe and generalise about phenomena, we inevitably categorise.