Pre-Fieldwork Seminar (28 Sep) by Ruonan Chen: Making a hospital‚ÄĒ an ethnographic study of how aid shapes the functioning of a county hospital in Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China.

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Location: Milgate¬†Room, AD Hope Building Time: 3pm, Friday¬†28th¬†September Abstract: Hospital is the key institution that matters to each and every individual‚Äôs health. How it is managed and developed are fundamental for the welfare of individual human being. I aim to study¬†the¬†everyday practice¬†of a county-level¬†hospital¬†in TAR¬†and how¬†it¬†is shaped by the efforts¬†of¬†development¬†aid to strengthen the health delivery […]

Wednesday Seminar (26 Sep) by Prof. Heather Horst: Free Culture and Mobile Phone Gift Economies in the Pacific

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Time:26 September,¬†9:30-11:00¬†am Venue: Room 1.13, Coombs Extension Building Abstract: Over the last ten years, the liberalization of telecommunications markets in many Pacific Islands countries has spurred exponential growth in the distribution and use of mobile phones.¬† Mobile telecommunications companies spurred the growth of mobile phone penetration through aggressive advertising and a series of promotions offering […]

Upcoming conference (11 Oct): ‘Ideals and Projects of Perfection’

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We hope you will be interested in attending some or all of the event, and that you can indicate your interest by registering at Eventbrite:¬†https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ideals-and-projects-of-perfection-flagship-event-tickets-48579124469 The preliminary schedule is as follows. Titles will likely be tweaked, of course, but the schedule itself should be¬†stable: 8:15-8:30: welcome from¬†Simon Haberle 8:30-9:00:¬†Tomoko Akami, ‚ÄėOn perfection and realities: Quantification […]

Upcoming Seminar (21 Sep): ‘Gender, Language and Videogames’ Norma Mendoza-Denton

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Friday 21 September, 3:30pm Basham room, Baldessin level 2, ANU In her anthropological account as a participant observer in the World of Warcraft MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), Bonnie Nardi (2010) provides an analysis of the gendered dynamics of video games, noting that many games include elements that are unappealing to women, such as […]

Post-fieldwork Seminar (21 Sep): ‘Married at Fifteen: Love, School and Growing up Karen in Mae Hong Son’ Dayne O-Meara

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Come along¬†this Friday¬†for Dayne O’Meara’s post-fieldwork seminar.¬† Same time and place as usual! Location: Milgate Room, AD Hope Building Time:¬†3pm, Friday 21st September Speaker: Dayne O’Meara Abstract For the students of a Karen village school in northern Thailand, potential breaches of sexual morality are heavily monitored and policed by teaching staff. At the same time […]

Public lecture by Dr. Michael W. Scott (20 Sep): Prophetic temporalities: Predicting and proliferating futures in Melanesia and anthropology

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Time: Thursday, 20 September 2018;¬†3:00 ‚Äď 5:00 pm Venue:¬†Brindabella¬†Theatre, JG Crawford Building ¬† A place name, Tarai‚Äėanawe (Path-of-the-tern), predicts that an airstrip will be built nearby.¬† Sand cast up on a rocky coastline by rough seas reveals that something will come to the island.¬† The death, dismemberment, and regeneration of a freshwater eel, as narrated […]

Friday Pre-Fieldwork Seminar (14 September): The Negotiation of Identities among Female Cham Muslim Migrants in Urban Vietnam

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Location: Milgate Room, AD Hope Building Time: 3pm, Friday 14 September¬† Speaker: Anh Vu¬† Abstract:¬† Vietnam is a multi-ethnic nation and the Cham is one of fifty-four state-recognized ethnic groups. Cham people belong to¬†three main religions: Hinduism, Bani Islam and Sunni Islam.¬†In this project, my main aim is to understand the life experiences of Cham […]

Masterclass with Michael W. Scott (19 Sep): ‘In search of a debate; or, where can your ethnographic research make a contribution?’

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We are having a bountiful harvest of visitors this spring, and there will be another master class offered soon, this one from Michael W. Scott of the London School of Economics<http://www.lse.ac.uk/anthropology/people/michael-scott>. Date and time:¬†Wednesday, 19 September,¬†2:00-4:00 pm Location: TBA Topic: In search of a debate; or, where can your ethnographic research make a contribution? Description: […]

Upcoming seminar (18 Sep): Stuart Kirsch, ‘Science, objectivity, and political responsibility in the litigation of two oil spills’

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As you might know, there are no¬†Wednesday¬†seminars for the next two weeks due to the mid-semester break. However, when we meet again, there will be two exciting seminars, a special public lecture from Stuart Kirsch on¬†Tuesday, 18 September, from¬†2:00-4:00¬†and the regular¬†Wednesday¬†morning seminar on the 19th, which will feature Michael W. Scott of the London School […]

The Colours of Anthropology: A visual anthropology photography exhibition (Sep 14)

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The Colours of Anthropology photography exhibition is an exploration of sensory ethnography with a particular focus on colour. It showcases the photographs of ANU anthropologists taken during their research ‚Äúin the field‚ÄĚ in various places around the world. The exhibition is a window into the beauty and dynamics of ethnographic inquiry, a way for ANU‚Äôs […]