Congratulations to Tom Cliff for winning the E Gene Smith Prize for his book ‘Oil & Water: Being Han in Xinjiang’

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ANU anthropologist and research fellow, Dr Tom Cliff, has been awarded the E Gene Smith Prize for his book ‘Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang’. ‘Oil and Water’ draws on Dr Cliff’s ethnographic research in the Xinjiang region of Western China. It explores the complex dynamics among Han Chinese settlers, whose uneasy existence is a […]

‘How to Get Published:’ A discussion with Prof. Brad Weiss (7 March 2018)

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Wednesday, 7th of March from 11:00am-1:00pm ‘How to Get Published:’ a discussion with Prof. Brad Weiss (College of William and Mary) Sir Roland Wilson Building — Seminar Room 3.02, Level 3 What are the key ingredients for a good journal article? What is the article submission process like? What strategies will ensure that your scholarship is widely […]

Book Launch: Ways of Baloma: Rethinking Magic and Kinship from the Trobriands by Mark S. Mosko

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All are welcome to the launch of Professor Mark S. Mosko’s latest book. Wednesday 28 February 2018 5.00PM–6.00PM Venue: Hedley Bull Atrium Bronislaw Malinowski’s path-breaking research in the Trobriand Islands shaped much of modern anthropology’s disciplinary paradigm. Yet many conundrums remain. For example, Malinowski asserted that baloma spirits of the dead were responsible for procreation […]

Wednesday Seminar: Chris Gregory ‘Why Is the Lotus the Primordial Symbol of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth in India?: Why the Answer Is Obvious to a Midwife but Not to an Economist’ (28 Feb 2018)

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  28 February, 9:30-11:00 Coombs Extension, room 1.13 Chris Gregory has been a member of the Anthropology Department at The Australian National University since 1983, and was a Visiting Professor of Political and Economic Anthropology at the University of Manchester from 2008–15. He has been conducting fieldwork on the economy and culture of rice cultivation in Bastar […]

Upcoming Wenner Gren Foundation Grants and Fellowships

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Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film Wenner Gren Foundation Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ethnographic Film provide up to $40,000 towards the completion of an ethnographic film that is based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant. Closing date 1 May Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships Wenner Gren Foundation Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships provide up to $40,000 towards the writing-up […]

Journal Prize: Dr Michael Rose

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Dr Michael Rose, a recent PhD graduate and Honorary Lecturer in the School, has won a $1000 prize from the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography for the best paper published by a graduate student  in 2017.  Michael received this award for his article ‘”Development”, resistance and the geographies of affect in Oecussi: Timor-Leste’s Special Economic Zone (ZEESM)’. Congratulations […]