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

Comparative Austronesian Relationship Terminologies

3–4pm 28 Sep 2020

This is an exercise in what may be deemed ‘old fashioned’ anthropology. Based on a database of approximately 450 Austronesian terminologies and a methodology...

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Past events

Flatlands and Identity Politics: Broadening the Ontology of Relating

21 Sep 2020

This seminar is based on a larger project, entitled, ‘Keeping Company: An anthropology of being in relation’. This project aims to anthropologise the praxis of...

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

31 Aug 2020

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...

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Blood ties: Kinship, reciprocity and love on heritage breed farms

24 Aug 2020

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...

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

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

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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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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