ANU Anthropology Seminar: ‘Foragers or farmers? Dark Emu and the Debate over Aboriginal Agriculture’

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Speaker: Ian Keen, ANU Date & time: Mon 31 Aug 2020, 3–4 pm via Zoom: https://anu.zoom.us/j/93792104939?pwd=U25OUWlmamFGTkxjSnF6aE9EK3JNQT09 Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 Abstract: Bruce Pascoe’s book Dark Emu, which has been a publishing phenomenon in Australia, argues that Aboriginal people were not ‘mere’ hunter-gatherers in 1788, but were farming. This article sets the argument of […]

ANU Anthropology Seminar: ‘Blood ties: Kinship, reciprocity and love on heritage breed farms’

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Speaker: Catie Gressier, The University of Western Australia Date & time: Mon 24 Aug 2020, 3–4 pm Via Zoom: https://anu.zoom.us/j/93792104939?pwd=U25OUWlmamFGTkxjSnF6aE9EK3JNQT09 Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 Abstract: Fantasies of human mastery over nature are difficult to sustain as a 125 nanometre virus wreaks havoc across the globe, while the ecological crisis highlights the detrimental impacts […]

ANU Anthropology Seminar: “Here I can Like Watermelon”: Culinary Redemption among African Hebrew Israelites

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Speaker: Nir Avieli, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Date & time: Mon 17 Aug 2020, 3–4 pm Via Zoom: https://anu.zoom.us/j/93792104939?pwd=U25OUWlmamFGTkxjSnF6aE9EK3JNQT09 Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 Abstract: Every May, The African Hebrew Israelite Community (AHIC), a transnational millenarian group with its headquarters in the Israeli desert town of Dimona, celebrates its most important […]

ANU Anthropology Seminar: “Our village name is spreading like fire”: Gold fever in a Sepik society, PNG

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Speaker: Darja Hoenigman Time: Monday 10 August, 3:00 – 4:00 PM   Zoom link:  https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 ABSTRACT: When the Awiakay discovered gold on their land, a cascade of dramatic changes shook their society to its roots. The village all but emptied out with so many going to the bush to pan for […]