Past events

11
Oct
2021

Look After Them?: Life on Welfare in Australia Today

Zoom: https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr  Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 Passcode: 800615 Since the 1990s, the receipt of social security in Australia has become more...
07
Oct
2021

How do you ‘fix’ a broken jaw?

The mandible is the most fractured bone of the face and has estimated annual treatment and rehabilitation costs of >$5 million in the USA. Mandible fracture...
27
Sep
2021

Expanding the Social World Downwards: Aquifers and Post-Extractivist Futures in Costa Rica

The history of Latin America has been marked by extractivist waves, from colonial times to the recent neo-extractivist turn of leftist governments in the...
23
Sep
2021

Identity, Poverty and the Great Irish Famine: Insights from Bioarchaeology

Food and diet were identity class markers in nineteenth-century Ireland, which became evident as nearly one million people, primarily the poor and destitute,...
20
Sep
2021

The Enduring Logic of Mercy and its Discontents

Drawing from research on the Iranian criminal justice system as well as international laws of war and peace, this talk explores the tensions between...
30
Aug
2021

Hardness and Housing at a Warlpiri Community

When Nakamarra, a Warlpiri resident of Nyirrpi (NT) observed, “They getting really hard with the houses” – what did she mean? In this paper I unpack what it...
23
Aug
2021

Weedy Finance: Weather Insurance and Parametric Life on Unstable Grounds

For commercial sesame farming in northern Paraguay, where insurance companies sell weather derivatives to poor farmers, key financial practices depend less on...

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