Norwegian writer and social anthropology professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen visiting Riga

Marking the Latvian book publication of “Roots and Footprints” by the Norwegian professor of social anthropology Thomas Hylland Eriksen, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia invites to a discussion afternoon taking place on 14 September at 18:00 in the office premises (13/3 Marijas Street, Bergs Bazaar). The discussion will be hosted by social anthropologist Klāvs Sedlenieks from Riga Stradins University. Language of the event - English.  

“Roots and Footprints: The Search for Identity in a Changing Era” delves into the development processes of human identity and looks into the issues of freedom and security - their mutual interaction in contemporary society.

The author explores what happens to identity when it becomes a political showcase and highlights the importance of understanding how religion is used for political purposes. 



Translation from Norwegian into Latvian done by Ilze Kačevska; book publisher - “Zvaigzne ABC”.  

Thomas Hylland Eriksen’s visit to Latvia is supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia in cooperation with the Norwegian Royal Embassy, publishing house “Zvaigzne ABC”, Riga Stradins’ University and the Latvian Association of Anthropologists.