Sarah Giest and Annemarie Samuels are kicking off this series 'Large Issues, Interdisciplinary Approaches' on interdisciplinary research and teaching at the Leiden Anthropology Blog. They offer one example of how talking across disciplines can open up novel questions and perspectives.
Port City Regions are global hubs which invite anthropologists, planners, geographers, and architects to rethink disciplinary foundations, interdisciplinary collaborations and future-making, as Sabine Luning, Andrew Littlejohn, and Carola Hein explain.
Some people, including medical experts and politicians, imply that Dutch superiority causes so many Covid-19 infections. Erik Bähre reflects on the nationalist rhetoric that prevents the Netherlands from learning from other countries and undermines the legitimacy of democracy and human rights.
On 5 August 2020, the Lebanese capital and port city, Beirut, was rocked by a massive explosion that has killed hundreds and injured thousands more, ravaging the heart of the city’s nearby downtown business district and neighbouring housing areas, where more than 750,000 people live.
Port cities are a particular type of territory and are often long-standing examples of resilience, bringing opportunities, wealth, and innovation to their nations and their citizens. They have developed at the crossroads of international trade and commerce and the intersection of sea and land.