Marc Augé is an Emeritus Professor of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, where he was the director from 1985 to 1995. His studies have been applied to the exploration of the processes of travel and globalization; his concept of "no place" is one of the most important contributions to the discipline. The "no place" refers to a space of transit, to a vital location for the human existance where people remain anonymous, since they do not assign them a special meaning as "places". Examples of this are airports, hotels or transit stations. Augé has carried out many field studies throughout his life, from his investigation with the Alladian in the Ivory Coast during the 60s and 70s, up until his many analyses in European cities. In all his experiences he has shaped a work marked by a refined analysis of mobility, transit, travel and the profound reflections that change implies for the human essence.
- November 8th: Anthropology and tourismo
- November 9th: Religious diversity in Mexico and Iberoamerica.