Prosjektet «Hvalenes makt: Sjøpattedyr, tilbedelsespraksis og miljøendringer i det maritime Øst-Asia», ser på forholdet mellom mennesker og sjøpattedyr i maritime områder i Øst-Asia, med fokus på folkelige religiøse ritualer og tro.
WhoP PhD candidates
19. nov. 2019
Whales of Power currently has three PhD researchers. Sonja Åman and Tuan Anh Nguyen started in September 2019. They conduct research on, respectively, whaling and spirituality among indigenous peoples around the Pacific Ocean and contemporary Vietnamese whale god worship. Marius Palz started in November 2019. His research focuses on the historical and contemporary meanings of the Okinawan dugong. They introduce themselves and their projects.
Postdoc position in Asian studies / environmental humanities
29. juli 2019
Whales of Power has advertised a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship. The application deadline is 11 August 2019.
PhD position in Okinawan studies
6. juni 2019
A fully-funded PhD position in Okinawan studies is available in the context of the Whales of Power project. The successful candidate will conduct research on the historical and contemporary significance of the dugong in Okinawan culture.
Dette prosjektet mottar finansiering fra det Europeiske forskningsrådet (ERC) under den Europeiske unions Horisont 2020-program, kontraktnummer 803211 (ERC Starting Grant 2018).