Pre-Fieldwork Seminar (23 Nov) by Saidalavi P.C.; Caste in Islam: Social Hierarchy among Muslims in Malabar, South India

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Time: 3 pm, 23rd November, 2018 Location: Milgate Room, A.D. Hope Building Abstract: Social hierarchy has generally been understood in South Asia within the framework of ‘caste’: a Hindu social system that classifies the population into groups based on the religious ideas of purity and pollution, commensal restrictions, ritual vocations and occupational specialisations. Scholars of […]

ANU Anthropological Alumni and Friends Reception at AAA meetings at San Jose

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As a friend of the ANU, you are invited to our modest reception at the AAA meetings this year: ANU Anthropological Alumni and Friends Reception This reception takes place at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in San Jose.   Thursday 15 November 2018 6.15pm–7.30pm Fairmont San Jose, Regency Ballroom 1 170 S […]

Pre-Submission Seminar (9 Nov) by Simon Theobald: The Acoustics of a Perfect Public: Utopia and its Legacies in Mashhad, Iran

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Location: Milgate Room, AD Hope Building Time: 3pm, Friday 9th November Abstract: In the decades since the 1979 Revolution, anthropological analysis of Iran, not to mention other regional anthropologies, have almost singularly emphasised ‘resistance’ as a heuristic of analysis and a prevailing public mood, read as a response to the repression meted out by the Islamic […]