Anthropology Seminar


Yasmine Musharbash
Anthropology Seminar

Semester 2 2020

Monday 10 August 3:00-4:00pm

Darja Hoenigman, ANU

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


Monday 17 August 3:00-4:00pm

Nir Avieli, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

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


Monday 24 August 3:00-4:00pm

Catie Gressier, The University of Western Australia

Blood ties: Kinship, Reciprocity and Love on Heritage Breed Farms 


Monday 31 August 3:00-4:00pm

Ian Keen, ANU

Foragers or Farmers? Dark Emu and the Debate over Aboriginal Agriculture 


Monday 21 September 3:00-4:00pm

Amanda Kearney, Flinders University

Flatlands and Identity Politics: Broadening the Ontology of Relating     


Monday 28 September 3:00-4:00pm

Jim Fox, ANU

Comparative Austronesian Relationship Terminologies


Monday 12 October 3:00-4:00pm

Kalissa Alexeyeff, Melbourne University

Saving for Success: Currencies of Conduct in Sāmoa 


Monday 19 October 3:00-4:00pm

Pedram Khosronejad, Western Sydney University

Anthropology of Childhood Memory: Family Photographs and Autobiographical Remembering


Monday 26 October 3:00-4:00pm

Luis Angosto Ferrandez, Sydney University

Escaping Natures: an Ethnography of Life and Rent in Gran Sabana, Venezuela   


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Upcoming events

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

3–4pm 10 Aug 2020

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...

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

3–4pm 17 Aug 2020

Every May, The African Hebrew Israelite Community (AHIC), a transnational millenarian group with its headquarters in the Israeli desert town of Dimona,...

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Past events

Philanthropic Foundations and Global Health

1 Jun 2020

About the Lecture:  Philanthropic foundations are often overlooked in the development literature despite their influence. Gates’, Ford, or the Rockefeller...

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Landing on the earth:Organic farmers reassemble their Local in Central Vietnam

25 May 2020

About the Lecture:  This paper tells the story of a small group of Central Vietnamese farmers living near the tourist town of Hoi An who avoided being forced...

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“Governing with a head but no arms and legs”: Inter-dependency, co-option and oppositional migration politics

18 May 2020

About the Lecture Safe migration has emerged as a central policy discourse in the Mekong region and elsewhere. Although United Nations agencies and Non-...

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Models, scenarios, and buying the future: Or, what comics can teach us about life in the multiverse

4 May 2020

About the Lecture We are living in a timeline defined by ‘the curve.’ The spread of Covid-19 has imposed radically new norms about physical distancing, social...

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The Toe Dialogues

2 Mar 2020

The Toe Dialogues: Adventures in Predatory Publishing  About the Lecture: The open access movement has spawned hundreds of new journals that spam academics...

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Dreams of the Wild

24 Feb 2020

About the Lecture: There are parallels in the ways rural communities in eastern Australia and island Papua New Guinea experience and anticipate the impact of...

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Being ‘Born Again’: Muslim Youth and The Growth of Urban and Virtual Piety

23 Oct 2019

  The Indonesian da’wa (Islamic proselytising) scene is increasingly experiencing transformation. During the advent of Islam in the archipelago, promoters of...

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Blade, skin and screen: (Re-)assembling self-harm through social media

16 Oct 2019

Self-harm discussions and images on social media have been a recent focus of concern across academia, policy and the media. Cross-sectoral calls for online...

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Ghost Twitter in Australia: Sentience, Agency and Ontological Difference

9 Oct 2019

In this paper, I argue that distinguishing between attributions of sentience and agency is a crucial analytical step to take when considering ontological and...

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In search of social protection: The government of poverty and the evolution of entitlements on Indonesia’s rural periphery

2 Oct 2019

In response to enduring problems of poverty across the global south, social protection policies (SPPs) have emerged as the main policy approach, with over 60...

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