Seminar 2 March:  Tamara Jacka ‘The Ghosts of Twin Maidens Shrine: Reflections on Ethnography, History and Story-telling’

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Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs Seminar Series Date/time: 2 March 2021, 12.30–2.00pm Via Zoom [link available on request] Title: The Ghosts of Twin Maidens Shrine: Reflections on Ethnography, History and Story-telling Abstract: This is not your usual academic seminar. Instead, I want to tell you a couple of stories. The […]

Postgraduate Seminar (29 May): Elvin Xing Yifu ‘Articulation, Appropriation, and Contestation: Adivasi Identity in India’

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Please join us for Elvin Xing Yifu’s post-fieldwork seminar, details are below. Title: Articulation, Appropriation, and Contestation:  Adivasi Identity in India Location: Zoom https://anu.zoom.us/j/98176233702?pwd=a21NV0tuZFd1QVlEenhwTjBVZXN6dz09 Time: 3pm-5pm, Friday, May 29 Speaker: Elvin Xing Yifu Abstract: In India, there are more than 700 indigenous communities and are commonly referred to as ‘Adivasis’, meaning ‘original inhabitants’. In this presentation, […]

Postgraduate seminar ‘Contemporary Indigenous Tattooing in Samoa and Paiwan’: Friday, May 15, 3-5PM

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Please join us for Suliljaw Lusausatj’s post-fieldwork seminar. Location: Zoom https://anu.zoom.us/j/99322367249 Time: 3pm-5pm, Friday, May 15 Speaker: Suliljaw Lusausatj My PhD thesis examines two tattooing cultures, in Samoan and Paiwan (Taiwan) villages, seeking to understand how tatau/vecik is practiced and thought of across multiple locations. Ethnographic fieldwork for this thesis has been comparative and engaged, […]

Anthropology Seminar via Zoom: Monday 18 May, 3-4PM

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‘GOVERNING WITH A HEAD BUT NO ARMS AND LEGS’: INTER-DEPENDENCY, CO-OPTION AND OPPOSITIONAL MIGRATION POLITICS Monday 18 May 3:00-4:00 pm Speaker: Dr. Sverre Molland, Australian National University Location: Zoom About the Lecture: Safe migration has emerged as a central policy discourse in the Mekong region and elsewhere. Although United Nations agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations dominate […]

Update: Friday afternoon HDR Seminar series

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We are going to re-start the Friday afternoon HDR seminars via zoom until we find ourselves in the same physical space again. If you would like to present, please find empty slots on the google doc here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CWyIiY_5q-RNK4HyWzu8P1-uVnHPtQeRKN6egwsEKPc/edit?usp=sharing Once you have your preferred date please send Kathy an email at hdrseminars.anth@anu.edu.au with your name, seminar […]

ANU PG Seminar (6 Dec): Dayne O’Meara ‘Disciplining the Heart: Love, School and Growing Up Karen in Mae Hong Son’

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Please join us this Friday, December 6, for Dayne O’Meara’s pre-submission seminar, details are below: Title: Disciplining the Heart: Love, School and Growing Up Karen in Mae Hong Son Location: Milgate Room, A.D. Hope Building #14 Time: 3pm-5pm, Friday, December 6 Speaker: Dayne O’Meara Abstract: The heart ‘jai’ is a powerful metaphor in Thai language. […]

ANU PG Seminar Series (29 Nov): Joanne Thurman ‘Walpiri Materiality’

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Title: Warlpiri Materiality Location: Milgate Room, A.D. Hope Building #14 Time: 3pm-5pm, November  29 Speaker: Joanne Thurman My thesis is an analysis of contemporary Warlpiri life through the lens of material culture. In this seminar I start with a brief introduction to my field site the Warlpiri community of Nyirrpi in central Australia, situated more […]

ANU PG Seminar Series (8 Nov): Kelzang Tashi ‘Contested past, challenging future: An ethnography of pre-Buddhist Bon religious practices in central Bhutan ‘

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Please join us this Friday, November 8 for Kelzang Tashi’s pre-submission seminar, details are below Title: Contested past, challenging future: an ethnography of pre-Buddhist Bon religious practices in central Bhutan Location: Milgate Room, A.D. Hope Building #14 Time: 3pm-5pm, Friday, November 8 Speaker: Kelzang Tashi Abstract: The pre-Buddhist Bon beliefs, which concern the worship of […]

Anthropology PG Seminar Series (1 Nov): Joe Clifford ‘Negotiating Improvement: Yogyakarta’s post-reformasi kampung’

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Please join us this Friday, November 1st, for Joe Clifford’s pre-fieldwork TPR seminar. Title: Negotiating Improvement: Yogyakarta?s post-reformasi kampung Location: Milgate Room, A.D. Hope Building #14 Time: 3pm-5pm, Friday, November 1 Speaker: Joe Clifford Abstract: Since the fall of the New Order (1966-1998) and the beginning of reformasi or the reform period, Indonesia’s political landscape […]