Anthropology Seminar Series

Contacts

Yasmine Musharbash and Matt Tomlinson
Anthropology Seminar Series

2021 Seminars

 

Zoom Link        
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Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939

Passcode: 800615  

 

Semester 1 2021

 

Monday 15 March 3:00-4:00pm

Oona Paredes, University of California – Los Angeles

Founders and Settlers: Unpacking Indigeneity among the Higaunon Lumad in Mindanao

 

Monday 22 March 3:00-4:00pm

Alex Golub, University of Hawai‘i – Mānoa

Whose ‘Failed State?': Connecting Contemporary Law and Order Issues in Enga Province To Its Colonial Past

 

Monday 29 March 3:00-4:00pm

Tess Lea, University of Sydney

Wild Policy: a theory. method and activation

 

Monday 19 April 3:00-4:00pm

Benjamin Hegarty, University of Melbourne

The State-Issued ‘Identity Card’ as Visual Medium in Postauthoritarian Indonesia

 

Monday 3 May Special start time 10:00am

Ilana Gershon, Indiana University

Put Your Mask On!: Contractual Sociality at Work in the Pandemic    

 

Monday 10 May Special start time 4:00pm

Alice Rudge, University College London

The Known and the Unknown: Sensing Others in the Batek's Forest, Malaysia

 

Monday 17 May 12:00-1:00pm

Lawrence Gross, University of Redlands

Post Apocalypse Stress Syndrome in the Age of COVID-19

 

Monday 24 May 3:00-4:00pm

Philip Fountain, Victoria University–Wellington

Humanitarian Confessions: Ethnography, Autobiography and the Locations of Religion in Aidland

 

Semester 2 2021

 

Monday 2 August 3:00-4:00pm

Malini Sur, Western Sydney University

Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border

 

Monday 9 August 3:00-4:00pm

Courtney Handman, University of Texas – Austin

Unnatural Languages: Conversion, Deception, and the Colonial Limits of the Human

 

Monday 16 August 3:00-4:00pm

Carlos Mondragón, Colegio de México

Of Winds, Worms and Fertility: The Meci Festival in Timor-Leste

 

Monday 23 August 3:00-4:00pm

Caroline Schuster, Australian National University

Weedy Finance: Insurance and the Quest for Parameters on Unstable Grounds

 

Monday 30 August 3:00-4:00pm

Joanne Thurman, Australian National University

Warlpiri Materiality

 

Monday 20 September 3:00-4:00pm

Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington

TBA

 

Monday 27 September 3:00-4:00pm

Andrea Ballestero, Rice University

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

 

Monday 11 October 3:00-4:00pm

Eve Vincent, Macquarie University

Look After Them?: Life on Welfare in Australia Today

 

Monday 18 October Special start time 12:00pm

Webb Keane, University of Michigan

The Ethical, the Political, and the Moral Economy

 

Monday 25 October 3:00-4:00pm

Holly High, Deakin University

“Can You Policy”? Policy as a Verb in Lao PDR

 

 

Online FREE and open to all, registration not required

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/2OEVSFr

Meeting ID: 937 9210 4939 

Passcode: 800615

Contact Email: soaa.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

Upcoming events

Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border

3pm 2 Aug – 4pm 3 Aug 2021

Since the nineteenth century, a succession of states has classified the inhabitants of Northeast India and Bangladesh as Muslim 'frontier peasants', 'savage...

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The Marginal Languages of Colonial Belief

12–1pm 9 Aug 2021

At what point did colonized peoples come to be recognized as objects of evangelistic attention? When were their languages recognized as media for the...

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Of Winds, Worms and Fertility: The Meci Festival in Timor-Leste

12–1pm 16 Aug 2021

This seminar focuses on indigenous calendars, environmental practices and ritual feasting in relation to the Meci festival in Timor-Leste. ‘Meci’ is the name...

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Weedy Finance: Weather Insurance and Parametric Life on Unstable Grounds

3–4pm 23 Aug 2021

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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Past events

Humanitarian Confessions: Ethnography, Autobiography and the Locations of Religion in Aidland

24 May 2021

Humanitarian autobiographies provide compelling windows for analysing the locations of religion within the international aid and development sector. Free from...

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Post Apocalypse Stress Syndrome in the Age of COVID-19

17 May 2021

Post Apocalypse Stress Syndrome predicts that societies can experience shocks so strong that they change the very nature of the society itself. Previous...

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The Known and the Unknown: Sensing Others in the Batek's Forest, Malaysia

10 May 2021

Hunter-gatherers are often portrayed as being ‘closer to nature’. Challenging this simplistic narrative, this talk explores how Batek people in Pahang speak...

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Put Your Mask On! Contractual Sociality at Work in the Pandemic

3 May 2021

For many Americans, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced them to re-evaluate how the workplace functions as a site of private government. In every workplace, there...

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The State-Issued ‘Identity Card’ as Visual Medium in Postauthoritarian Indonesia

19 Apr 2021

In the political environment that followed the authoritarian New Order in Indonesia (approx. ’65-‘98), various minority groups assert that access to...

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Wild Policy: a theory, method and activation

29 Mar 2021

In this talk, anthropologist Tess Lea will speak to her new book, Wild Policy: Indigeneity and the Unruly Logics of Intervention (2020, Stanford UP). The book...

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Founders and Settlers: Unpacking Indigeneity among the Higaunon Lumad in Mindanao

15 Mar 2021

In the Philippines, there is a stark disconnect between the static notion of indigeneity legalised by the state and the emic concepts employed by Indigenous...

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

26 Oct 2020

Participants in the Wings Project (Proyecto Alas) sublimated all the characteristics of escapist visits to the Gran Sabana region, in southern Venezuela. A few...

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Anthropology of Childhood Memory: Family Photographs and Autobiographical Remembering

19 Oct 2020

In this talk, Ms Helga (Girschik) Griffin and myself will talk about the life story of German civilians who moved to Persia (Iran) during 1930s for the...

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Fashion Forward: rewriting history and place in Oceania

12 Oct 2020

The opening pages of Joanne Entwistle’s book The Fashioned Body (2015) asks an intriguing question: does fashion refer only to dress and adornment found in...

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